A pair of Richmond Little League All-Stars team suffered season-ending losses Sunday at the District 3 Tournament at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.
Both Richmond 11-12 year-old All-Star teams were upset in the semifinals. Richmond American fell to Mercer County, 9-0, while Richmond National was defeated by Anderson County, 8-4.
Both Richmond teams had not lost a game during the pool play portion of the tournament — 4-0.
In the 9-10 year-old tournament, Richmond National finished up the round-robin portion of the tournament Sunday with an 8-6 win over Eastern American.
Richmond National will face Richmond American in the semifinals at 8 p.m. today in Harrodsburg.
Richmond American never could get its offense going Sunday during the District 3 semifinals in Harrodsburg.
Richmond American had just one hit and was knocked out of the tournament with a 9-0 loss. Mercer County’s Jordan Hurst picked up the complete-game victory, striking out 12, while walking only two.
Richmond American’s only hit came from Kyle Brubaker with two outs in the sixth inning.
Brubaker started on the mound for Richmond American and went four innings, allowing six runs, only two of which were earned. James Goble and Corbin Roberts also pitched.
Richmond National had a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but Anderson County rallied to pull off a stunning upset.
Anderson County scored five times in the top of the sixth and held on for an 8-4 win Sunday in Harrodsburg. Richmond National had just five hits, but got a lead-off homer from Casey Brandenburg in the second that gave them an early lead.
Jacob Ferris and Austin Adams had a hit and scored a run, Jeremy Cox had a hit and an RBI and Taelor Witt and Brandenburg each had a hit, an RBI and scored a run.
Ferris started and went five innings, allowing four runs. Jeremy Cox pitched the final inning.
Richmond National jumped out to a comfortable lead, but had to hold off a late charge by Eastern American Sunday in Harrodsburg.
Ethan Neal was 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs and Grant Hotchkiss was 3-for-3 as Richmond National (3-1) closed out pool play with an 8-6 win. Richmond National had a 5-0 lead after scoring three runs in the second and two more runs in the fourth. Eastern American scored four times in the fifth before Richmond National responded with three more runs in the bottom of the inning.
Neal started and went two innings, allowing just one hit. Dawson Miller went 2 1/3rd innings in relief, Hotchkiss pitched an inning and Bryson Howell earned the save by getting the final two outs.
Luke Foley was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Evan Beazley and Nathan Story each had hits, Colton Perkins and Howell each scored once and Zach Purvis had an RBI.
Richmond National (the No. 3 seed) will face Richmond American (the No. 2 seed) at 8 p.m. today in the semifinals.
Elimination round action in the District 3 All-Star Tournament starts today in Harrodsburg.
Richmond National, the No. 1 seed, will take on Eastern American at 5:30 p.m. Richmond American, the No. 3 seed, will take on Eastern National at 5:30 p.m. today.