Richmond takes a three-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s home baseball game with East Central.
The Trojans figure to offer a tough test for the Red Devils starting at 6 p.m. at McBride Stadium.
“We’re definitely going to have to show up. We’re going to have to throw strikes. We’re going to have to play really good defense,” said RHS coach Josh Amyx. “If we give them extra outs, they’re going to make us pay.”
Richmond dropped its season opener 3-0 to host Noblesville in the opening round of the Miller Invite.
The Red Devils rebounded to halt Homestead 6-3 in the consolation round, then defeated both Connersville (11-5) and Yorktown (8-5) at McBride.
Since being shut out in the opener, Richmond’s offense hit its stride. The Red Devils had 11 hits in their latest outing, with Matt Morrow and Tanner Marlow each connecting on a pair of doubles.
“The thing we have to do is keep hitting the ball, try to drive gaps and try to move runners,” Amyx said. “We’re going to stick to our game plan — one run an inning.”
Richmond (3-1) also is at Lawrence Central on Thursday, then travels across the border for Saturday’s doubleheader at Eaton (Ohio).
Eaton coach Joel Visser is a former Richmond football assistant coach.
“We just need to come out and play hard,” said RHS senior Jimmy Bailey. “We need to get our rest in, get our legs underneath us.
“We have a lot of seniors, senior leadership, and our pitching is doing really well. We’ll be good.”
Justin Cross Invite
Richmond’s boys golf program will have its annual Justin Cross Invitational on Saturday at Elks, also the site of today’s match with Connersville, and this season’s sectional tournament.
Saturday’s tournament honors RHS graduate and former Ball State golfer Justin Cross, who died in 2005 after a long battle with leukemia.
“It’s kind of going to show us what we need to work on and where we’re at,” RHS senior Evan Stoker said of the upcoming week. “Hopefully it gives us kind of a point to jump off into the season with.”