Trojan pitchers keep Spartan bats quiet

The Spartans caught a break when Nathan McGill was ruled safe on this fifth inning play at third base. Calvin Swafford later hit a two-run single to pull the Spartans to a one-run deficit. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By Russ Green/Richmond News Sports Editor

Three weeks into the baseball season and the Richmond Spartans finally made their home debut Tuesday afternoon in an MRVC East matchup with Carrollton. The Spartans, who managed to put eight runs on the board in the meeting between the two league rivals at the Odessa Tournament a few weeks ago, managed just a pair of hits in a 5-3 loss at Southview Field.

Two Carrollton pitchers combined to stop Richmond as the Spartans dropped to 1-1 in conference play and 1-7 overall. It was the league opener for Carrollton who won for the fifth time in eight games.

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