ROCKINGHAM — For the third time in four games the Richmond Senior softball team lit up the scoreboard.
Richmond recorded 11 hits, smashed two home runs and cruised to a 10-1 victory over Jack Britt Wednesday afternoon to sweep the teams’ season series.
The Raiders have scored an average of 10 runs in their last four contests and are a perfect 7-0 on the season.
“Our chemistry has improved. This is the most chemistry we’ve had in my four years,” shortstop Ashton Davenport said. “I have played with some of them for 10 years.
“Everybody can hit…all 15 of us can hit. Everybody has everybody else’s back. We have to keep it up.”
Davenport was 2 of 4 in the game with two doubles and a run batted in. She just missed hitting two home runs, with the balls bouncing off the left field fence.
“We don’t play her to hit home runs,” Richmond Senior coach Wendy Wallace jokingly said.
While Davenport was inches away from a two-home run game, Hunter Parks and Chelsea Davis did homer in the victory. Parks launched a solo shot to right-center leading off the second. Parks finished the game 2-for-3.
Davis hit a two-run home run in the fifth. It was Davis’ second home run in three games.
“We have had good team wins this year,” Wallace said. “In the first two or three games, the top of our lineup was on fire. The next couple it was a 4-5-6 hitters.”
In the win over Jack Britt, Richmond had four players with two hits and another three with one. Doodle Jacobs had two hits and scored three runs. Katie Satterfield had two hits and drove in the first two runs of the contest in the first inning.
“It’s good to have a lineup where the hitters 1 through 9 can come through,” Wallace said. “When you have that and not just one or two hitters, teams can’t pitch around that.”
Summer Jacobs earned the complete game victory, allowing seven hits and a single run in the third inning. She struck out three.
Richmond will not return to the diamond until 6 p.m. March 20 when it travels to Mt. Gilead to face West Montgomery before opening Southeastern Conference play the following night in Raeford against Hoke County.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.