Richmond Hill High School’s baseball team improved to 3-1 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 16-0 win Friday over visiting Windsor Forest in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule.
The Wildcats (5-6 overall) scored 10 runs in the third inning to break the game open. Richmond Hill only had five hits in the contest, but walked 10 times against the struggling Knights, who lost 17-0 the previous night to Glynn Academy.
Richmond Hill pitcher Josh Lawhorn got the win, striking out six batters and walking one. Peyton Carter was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for RHHS, which also got a hit and three RBI each from Chaise Parker and Justin Henle. Zach Byrd drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and Will Wallace singled in a run.
Michael Teston, Byron Vick and Dominic Montalto also drove in runs for the Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Glynn Academy on Tuesday night and Ware County on Friday night.
So far, Richmond Hill’s three region wins have been impressive. The Wildcats outscored Groves 26-1 on March 10 and downed Bradwell Institute 19-4 on March 11. Both games were over in three innings.
This week in prep sports
Wednesday: Baseball, Glynn Academy at Richmond Hill, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Baseball, Claxton at Bryan County High School, 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Baseball, Ware County at Richmond Hill in baseball, 6 p.m; soccer; Vidalia at Bryan County, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; tennis, Bryan County at Toombs County, 4 p.m.
Saturday: Track, Richmond Hill at Bradwell Institute, 9 a.m.; tennis, Wayne County and Jeff Davis at Richmond Hill, 10 a.m.