Richmond County became one of the newest district champions last week after winning the Little League 9-10 All-Stars Softball tournament in Northumberland County last week. This accomplishment came after competing in a must-win game on Saturday to decide a victor.
In game one of the tournament, Middlesex defeated the home team Northumberland, 8-6, and Lancaster was dropped by Spotsylvania in game two, 20-5.
On June 22, Westmoreland fell to King William in game four, 30-5, and Richmond County shut out King George in game three, 14-0. Essex moved Middlesex to the elimination bracket after a 16-8 loss and at the same time Mathews was also bumped by Spotsylvania after a 15-4 loss.
On June 23, King George eliminated Lancaster in game seven after an 18-6 loss, and in game eight Northumberland gave the same fate to Westmoreland with an 18-2 victory. Later that evening, Richmond County shut out Essex in game 11, 20-0, and in game 12, King William won over Spotsylvania, 9-2.
On June 24 in the elimination bracket, King George dropped Middlesex in game nine, 12-10, and in game 10 Mathews defeated the home team Northumberland, 4-1.
King George went on to defeat Spotsylvania 13-7 on June 25 in Game 14, and Essex fell to Mathews in game 13, 9-8. Mathews would go on to eliminate King George in game 16 on June 26, 20-10.
King William would go on to lose their next two games in route to the finals falling to Richmond County 9-8 in the semifnals, and later to Mathews 10-0. This would setup Mathews to face a single game loss to put them out of the state tournament.
As a result, Mathews bounced back after an earlier loss to win over Richmond County and extend the tournament. But it would be Richmond County to take a 9-7 win on June 29 to earn a bid to Richmond City. The champion will advance to the state all-star tournament in Lebanon hosted by the Lebanon Little League.