R-H varsity baseball rebounds from first loss

Published 7:33 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2017 season last week but then quickly returned to its winning ways.

Playing the entire week at home, the Statesmen lost 6-0 to Amelia County High School on May 2, routed Cumberland High School 15-0 on Thursday and defeated Goochland High School 6-3 on Friday.

Senior Bradford Webb took the loss on the mound May 2, despite throwing 10 strikeouts while pitching a complete game. He also led the team on offense with two hits. Adding a hit apiece were seniors Raleigh Duffer, Joshua Jones and Kendrik Goldman.

In the blowout of the Dukes, junior pitcher Eli Moore got the win, allowing only one hit in five innings pitched.

“Offensively, the Statesmen pounded out 14 hits on the night,” Statesmen Head Coach J.R. Allen said.

Producing multiple hits were Jones and junior Carter Strickland, the latter of which recorded his second home run of the season.

Strickland had another multiple-hit game Friday. Junior Russell Schmidt also registered multiple hits and batted in three runs.

“On the mound the Statesmen got a great performance out of Raleigh Duffer,” Allen said, noting that he pitched 5 1/3 innings. Jones finished the game.

Randolph-Henry (13-1) visits Prince Edward County High School on Thursday at 5 p.m., hosts the Eagles on Monday at 6 p.m. and hosts Buckingham County High School on Tuesday at 6 p.m.