SHALLOTTE — The Richmond Senior baseball team only scored one run, but it was more than enough support for James Buie.
The senior right-hander tossed a no-hitter against South Stanly in a 1-0 win in the first round of the Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament Monday afternoon.
“The story was James,” Richmond coach Ricky Young said. “I thought he did a great job and controlled the game.”
Buie struck out 11, walked one and hit a batter. His effort almost went for naught as the Raiders struggled offensively against the Bulls.
Richmond didn’t score the game’s only run until the bottom of the seventh. Cody Mullen drew a two-out walk and stole second. Mike Rush, who was 3-for-3 in the contest, singled up the middle to chase Mullen home with the game-winning tally.
The Raiders (11-6-1) had just two other hits in the game — Kevin Lee’s single and a double by John Taylor.
“Other than Mike, we didn’t have a great day at the plate,” Young said.
Richmond will face North Brunswick in today’s semifinal at 4 p.m. North Brunswick advanced by stopping Harrell’s Christian Academy 9-4. South Columbus also moved into the other semifinal contest with an 8-6 victory over Winslow Township (N.J.).
Richmond keeps streak alive, wins 18th straight
SHALLOTTE — It was a pair of sisters that kept Richmond Senior’s perfect season going.
Doodle Jacobs went 3 of 4 with a double and scored twice, while her sister, Summer, added two hits and three runs batted in to pace Richmond to a 6-3 victory over Whiteville in the opening game of the Beach Diamond Invitational Softball Tournament at West Brunswick High School.
The Raiders jumped on top of the Wolfpack early with two runs in the bottom of the first and another three runs in the second. Whiteville scored all three of its runs in the third before Richmond tacked on a single run in the fourth.
“The girls responded well to a close game,” Richmond coach Wendy Wallace said. “We played a good hitting team today. It helped that we scored runs early to put pressure on the other team.”
Ashton Davenport had two RBIs and Jessica Steen added a sacrifice fly in the victory.
Richmond (18-0) will return to action 10 a.m. today against South Columbus. Whiteville (12-4) will take on Davie County at 1 p.m.
Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.