Raiders struggle in loss to Jack Britt

By: By Leon Hargrove Jr. - Sports Editor

FAYETTEVILLE — Head coach Ricky Young wasn’t pleased with the Richmond baseball team’s effort in Tuesday’s game at Jack Britt, saying the Raiders “didn’t compete very well” in the 7-4 loss.

Richmond (5-3, 3-2 SAC) scored three runs in the third inning and one more in the fourth, which was a sacrifice hit from junior Garet Richardson that brought home fellow junior Jahan Jones, but couldn’t pick up any more in the final two innings.

The Raiders’ two-run advantage heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, a brief 4-2 lead, quickly went away once Jack Britt (5-1, 4-1 SAC) took advantage of an error in the fifth and then posted four more runs at the bottom of the sixth.

“We had opportunities to score that we didn’t take advantage of,” Young said. “We gave some at-bats away. We’ve got to be able to do a better job and have a much better approach at the plate.”

Jack Britt (5-1, 4-1 SAC) racked up 10 hits and six RBI in its home win, led by juniors Chandler Cannon (3 hits, RBI) and Alex Reyna (2 hits, RBI) and senior Brendan Shea (2 hits, 2 RBI) — who earned the win on the mound.

The Raiders and the Buccaneers will face off again on Friday at Richmond.

“We’ve just got to compete better than we did tonight,” Young said.

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By Leon Hargrove Jr.

Sports Editor

Reach sports editor Leon Hargrove Jr. by phone at 910-817-2673 or by email at [email protected] For stories, scores and updates, follow the Daily Journal’s sports section on Twitter @RCDailySports.

Reach sports editor Leon Hargrove Jr. by phone at 910-817-2673 or by email at [email protected] For stories, scores and updates, follow the Daily Journal’s sports section on Twitter @RCDailySports.