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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Richmond Spartan bats came to life Friday afternoon against visiting St. Paul Lutheran, but the Saints were able to battle their way back to leave town with an 8-6 victory.
The Richmond loss came just one day after dropping an MRVC East meeting at Lexington, 12-1.
The Spartans, now 2-6 in league play and 3-17 overall, scored 3 runs in the first and added 3 more in the second inning Friday afternoon to take a 6-0 lead. However, the Saints (10-6) bounced back with 5 runs in the third to begin their comeback.
Quinton Maxwell, who began the bottom of the first by reaching on an error and with a pair of steals, came home on Jake Gray’s ground out to shortstop. Jordan Beck followed with a walk and Haiden Kilpatrick reached on another St. Paul error. With one out, Garrett Hewlett doubled for a 3-0 Richmond lead.
Morgan Hendrix opened the second inning with a single for Richmond. Maxwell and Kilpatrick added run-scoring singles later in the frame for a 6-0 RHS lead, but the Saints rallied with a 5-run third inning to begin their comeback.
The complete story is in the Monday, May 12, 2014 Richmond News.