Tuesday night at Raider Field, that old maxim proved true once again as Lee County defeated Richmond Senior, 2-0 in a NCHSAA Class 4A second-round playoff contest.
The Raiders (17-10) had trouble stringing together hits against lee county starter Dillon Frye, who didn’t have a particularly overpowering fastball but was able to keep the Richmond hitters off balance with his array of off speed pitches.
Lee County got on the board in the top of the first: A single and a walk opened the frame and a balk moved the runners to second and third. Alex Furl plated a run with a sacrifice fly.
Lee County added another run in the fifth.
Richmond managed just three hits. The Raiders got runners on base in every inning but the fifth, but could not move them over.
“We just didn’t compete,” Richmond coach Ricky Young said. “We did not execute with runners on base.”
The Raiders say goodbye to eight seniors.
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