Richmond Senior baseball falls to York 13-3 in Seahawk Invitational championship


By Leon Hargrove Jr. - lhargrove@civitasmedia.com



HILTON HEAD, S.C. — The Richmond Senior baseball team was unable to pull off back-to-back wins over York (South Carolina) in the Seahawk Invitational, as the Raiders fell 13-3 Thursday afternoon in the championship game.

“We just ran into a buzz saw today,” coach Ricky Young said.

The Raiders (11-3, 2-0) had four different pitchers take the mound Thursday. Jonathan Lee got the start, but Justin Ingram, Josh Griffith and Jack Webb also took turns pitching.

“They hit everything that we threw up there. It was just one of those days,” Young added.

Thursday’s loss came after Richmond defeated York 14-1 in six innings — Corey Dove pitched all six — on the previous day.

“We just played much better defensively,” Young said after Wednesday’s victory. “We didn’t walk batters and we just gave ourselves a better chance to win.”

Walking batters was a problem for the Raiders in their 9-8 loss to North Schuylkill (Pennsylvania) on Tuesday.

“We made five errors and walked five batters. We didn’t really give ourselves a chance to win,” Young said.

Richmond finishes the Seahawk Invitational with a 2-2 record and a second-place finish.

The Raiders will return to Rockingham and get ready for the second half of the season, as they will face off against Purnell Swett at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the first time this year.

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By Leon Hargrove Jr.

lhargrove@civitasmedia.com

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