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Murphy, Jensen Pitch Squirrrels to 6-2 Win over Sens

April 18, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Ryan Murphy allowed one run and struck out six and Wil Jensen was nearly perfect over three relief innings as the Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Harrisburg Senators, 6-2, on Thursday night at FNB Field.

The Flying Squirrels (5-7) worked nine walks to help bring across six runs through the first five innings to pick up their first win in this week's road series against the Senators (5-6).

Murphy (Win, 1-1) allowed one run, a solo homer by Brady House in the first, over five innings and struck out six batters. Jensen (Save, 1) allowed one baserunner, a one-out single in the ninth, and struck out five batters to close the game.

Carter Howell led off the second inning with a triple and came in to score on a groundout by Adrián Sugastey to tie the game, 1-1.

In the fourth, Damon Dues reached on an infield single and a throwing error allowed Howell to score to give the Flying Squirrels a 2-1 lead.

After the first two batters of the fifth were retired, seven straight Richmond hitters reached base in a four-run inning. Vaun Brown hit a two-run double and later scored on a wild pitch. Will Wilson added a bases-loaded walk to open a 6-1 lead.

The Senators closed the score to 6-2 with a sacrifice fly by Cortland Lawson.

Dues and Howell both reached base four times in the game. Dues went 3-for-4 with a walk and Howell was 2-for-3 with two walks and scored three runs.

The Flying Squirrels and Senators continue the series on Friday night at FNB Field. Right-hander Matt Frisbee (0-0, 4.50) will start for Richmond countered by Harrisburg right-hander Cole Henry (0-1, 5.79). First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Following this week's road trip, the Flying Squirrels return to The Diamond for a six-game series against the Bowie Baysox, Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Tickets are on sale online at, by phone at 804-359-3866 (FUNN) or in person at the Flying Squirrels ticket office.

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