The Richmond Hill baseball team beat Camden County at home Thursday 9-5 and 6-3 in a best-of-three series to open Region 3-AAAAA tournament play.
The first game saw seven lead changes, with the Wildcats taking the lead for good in the fifth inning when a single by Will Wallace drove in Jackson Finley. Brennan Jamar had three hits and an RBI in the game. Kyle Luigs struck out eight for the win.
Wallace had two hits and three RBI for Richmond Hill in the nightcap.
“We had a total team effort in both wins,” Richmond Hill Coach Stacy Bennett said. “We made some defensive plays in key situations and also had a few timely hits. This time of year those two things are extremely important.”
Perhaps the wildest play of the night came in the top of the first inning of game one with two outs and a Camden runner on second. A sharply hit ball to Jamar at shortstop took a hop, knocking his glove off. Jamar raced to pick up the ball at the edge of the outfield grass and threw the runner out at home plate.
“That was a heads up play by Brennan,” Bennett said. “He was able to stay with it and get an out. That’s just instinct that took over.”
The Wildcats must now await the results of the Statesboro vs. Ware County series. The teams were rained out Thursday.