RICHMOND, Ind. - Richmond's Nathan Dorris threw a three-hit complete-game shutout as the RiverRats won their sixth-straight game with a 7-0 win over Nashville at John Cate Field.
With the loss, the Outlaws fall to 3-5 in the second-half of the season while the win improved Richmond to 7-2. The Outlaws are 3.5 games out of first-place in the second-half central division.
Dorris struck out 12 and walked just one batter in a 113-pitch complete-game performance.
The RiverRats (7-2) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings as Outlaw starter Craig Stem (0-1) allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings of work in what was only Stem's second appearance of the summer.
Lee Thompson (St. Catherine College) was one of the bright spots for the Outlaws on Friday, as he threw five innings of four-hit relief. Thompson allowed one run in the game's final five frames to go along with three strikeouts.
Offensively, Drew Fann (Vanderbilt), Ryan McCauley (Niagara) and Sam Dove (Georgia Tech) were the only Outlaws to register a hit against the Richmond southpaw.
Richmond and Nashville will play game two of what is a two-game series tomorrow at John Cate Field. First pitch is schedule for 6:05 p.m.