The Mercer County 11-year-old all-star team opened pool play of the District 3 tournament with a win over Richmond American Saturday night.
Mercer starting pitcher Zach Long went one and two thirds of an inning giving up two runs on two hits.
It was back and fourth early in the match with Richmond American taking a 1-0 lead on when Kentoni Humphrey stole home on a wild pitch.
Mercer answered in the bottom of the inning scoring two runs of their own. With bases loaded and two outs, Louis Anderson drove one up the gap scoring two runs on the single giving Mercer the 2-1 lead.
Richmond American returned fire in the top of the second inning. After retiring the first two Richmond American batters, Long gave up a single and walked a batter allowing runners to reach second and third. Jonathan Logue came in to close out the inning, but not before Humphrey drove in Hayden Waterbeck on a single to left field tying the game at 2-2.