By Shawn Stinson
March 24, 2014
ROCKINGHAM — After scoring three runs in its previous outing, the Richmond Senior softball team got its offense going again.
Richmond recorded 15 hits, including three home runs, against Purnell Swett en route to a 9-1 Southeastern Conference victory Monday night.
Summer Jacobs and Jennifer Steen both had three hits in the win. Jacobs added two runs batted in. Hunter Parks went 2-for-2 with a solo home run. Chelsea Davis smashed a two-run homer and Jordan Richardson added a two-run home run of her own for the Raiders.
“Our lineup made some adjustments from the last game,” Richmond coach Wendy Wallace said. “They sat back and hit line drives instead of popping it up. The girls went into the game with a better mentality then Friday night.”
Jacobs earned the win in the circle, surrendering five hits, one earned run and striking out seven.
Richmond is now 10-0 on the year and 2-0 in the SEC, while Purnell Swett is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Richmond is slated to face Lumberton 7 p.m. Friday at home.
Richmond downs Purnell Swett
ROCKINGHAM — Holli Hayes scored three goals and Cherie Ellerbe added two of her own to pace Richmond Senior to a 6-2 win over Purnell Swett Monday night at Raider Stadium.
Ellerbe also had an assist in the victory. Cassie McFayden scored the Raiders’ other goal and tallied two assists.
“We played hard and we knocked the ball around,” Richmond coach Bennie Howard said. “Everybody got to play tonight.”
Richmond’s starting goalkeeper Meredith McLean allowed one goal in approximately 60 minutes of action and Tatyona Gould allowed the other score in relief.
Richmond (2-3-1 overall, 1-1 in the SEC) will return to action 7 p.m. Wednesday against Lumberton at Raider Stadium.
Raiders take down the Eagles
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with an 8-1 win over East Montgomery Monday afternoon.
Colt Aumen, Brandon Ingram, John Pittman, Ryan Watkins and Zach Leberth earned singles victories for the Raiders. Taylor Furr earned the only point for the Eagles, downing Andrew Balzer in the No. 2 singles contest.
Richmond swept the doubles as Balzer and Ingram, Aumen and Pittman, and Leberth and Watkins rolled to wins.
Richmond is scheduled to travel to Pembroke at 4 p.m. today to face Purnell Swett. The Raiders defeated the Rams 9-0 Friday afternoon.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.