Andrew Richards tossed a complete game and drove in both runs for the Minnedosa Mavericks as they grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Santa Clara Baseball League final with a 2-1 win over the host Carberry Royals on Friday.
Richards scattered six hits on the mound and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run single in the fourth.
Warren Birch scored Carberry’s run in the first, while Phil Wells went 2-for-3. Todd Heselwood went the distance for the Royals, who host Game 4 on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
» Brandon Sun