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 Richardson Fires 3-Hitter; Fans 15 in Indians' 5-1 Win

June 18, 2008 - Tyler Richardson was in complete control on the mound and the White Flash Auto Parts Indians rode that superb pitching to a 5-1 win over the Knightstown Elevator Cubs in the boys minor league baseball game of the week.

Richardson pitched a three-hitter, striking out 15 batters in a masterful performance. He didn’t walk a batter. The Indians struck for two runs in the first inning and that ended up being all Richardson would need.

Panther fans shouldn’t get too excited about this youngster, however. He is the son of KHS grad Steve Richardson and is a future Tri High Titan.

The Indians got things going in the top of the first when Cubs’ starting pitcher Riley Casteel had control problems and hit Spencer Mattix and Richardson with pitches. That brought up Jacob Bearhope, who slapped a single to get the scoring started. Mattix and Richardson both scored to put the Indians up 2-0.

After Casteel walked two more batters to load the bases, he worked his way out of trouble by striking out his second hitter of the inning.

Richardson, who had beaten the Cubs 5-3 earlier this season by fanning 10 hitters, got into a little bit of trouble in the bottom of the first. Curtis White hit a one-out triple and then scored on a double by Casteel to cut the lead to 2-1. But Richardson slammed the door by striking out the next two hitters, and then set the stage for what was to come by fanning the side in the second inning.

The Indians wasted a second-inning triple by Riley Ruble, stranding him on third base. Caleb Davis and Kaleb Kinnaman had drawn walks to load the bases for the Indians, but Casteel closed the door by getting Spencer Mattix to fly out. Through two innings the Indians led 2-1, but had left six runners stranded on base.

Richardson was almost untouchable on this day. He ended up retiring 17 of the last 18 batters he faced, allowing a fifth inning single to Jaden Edwards.

The Indians came up with an insurance run in the fifth inning when Alex Fields singled to open things up. He scored on a base hit by Ruble to make it 3-1, but Ruble was again left on base when Perry Milton lined out to second.

The Indians got another run in the fifth frame when Kinnaman drew a walk and Spencer Mattix slapped a single. Richardson then belted a double to send Kinnaman home with the fourth run of the game.

In the top of the sixth frame Luke Mattix put an exclamation point on the Indians’ effort by leading off the inning with a solo home run, bringing the final score to 5-1. Richardson had no problem closing out the win, striking out the last five batters he faced and 10 of the last 12.

 

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