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Five-Run Eighth Dooms Squirrels in 6-3 Loss

April 10, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels fell, 6-3, to the Akron RubberDucks on Wednesday night at The Diamond.

Richmond (1-4) led, 3-0, entering the eighth before Akron (4-1) scored five runs to take a 5-3 lead.

Reliever Tyler Myrick (Loss, 0-1) entered with the bases loaded and no outs before working an RBI groundout by Kahlil Watson. After a walk and a strikeout, Dayan Frias hit a two-out, two-strike grand slam to put the RubberDucks ahead by two.

Watson added an RBI single in the top of the ninth to extend the Akron lead to 6-3.

Lenny Torres Jr. (Save, 2) stranded a runner on base in the ninth to end the game.

Victor Bericoto gave the Flying Squirrels at 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer to left.

In the bottom of the fourth, Carter Howell and Adrián Sugastey picked up back-to-back hits and Grant McCray drove in a run with a single to extend the lead to 2-0.

John Michael Bertrand started and threw five scoreless innings, allowing three hits with five strikeouts.

In the top of the seventh, Hunter Bishop hit an RBI single against Akron pitcher Trey Benton (Win, 1-1) to open a 3-0 lead.

Bericoto and Bishop both finished the game with three hits.

The series continues on Thursday night at The Diamond. Right-hander Carson Ragsdale (0-0, 4.50) will start for Richmond countered by Akron lefty Doug Kikhazy (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

Thursday is VCU Night at The Diamond with post-game In-Your-Face Fireworks presented by Virginia Credit Union. The ballpark gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale for the rest of the season-opening homestand at The Diamond from Thursday through Sunday online at, by phone at 804-359-3866 (FUNN) or in person at the Flying Squirrels ticket office.


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