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Squirrels Blanked by Senators on Friday

April 19, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels held the Harrisburg Senators hitless after the second inning but were shut out on Friday night at FNB Field, 4-0.

The Flying Squirrels (5-8) outhit the Senators (6-6), 7-3, but hit into three double plays and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in their second shutout loss of the year.

The Senators took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. After the first two batters of the inning were retired by Richmond starter Matt Frisbee (Loss, 0-1), a walk and two singles loaded the bases for Israel Pineda, who hit a three-run triple.

Paul Witt led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer to extend the Senators' lead to 4-0. It was the final hit of the night for Harrisburg.

Kiest worked 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out three. Nick Garcia pitched the seventh and eighth without allowing a run. In his start, Frisbee struck out seven batters over 3.2 innings.

Harrisburg starter Cole Henry struck out three over three scoreless innings. Reliever Lucas Knowles (Win, 1-0) allowed three hits over three innings.

The series continues on Saturday night at FNB Field. Right-hander Hayden Birdsong (0-1, 3.38) will be on the mound for the Flying Squirrels opposed by right-hander Brad Lord (0-0, 3.86). First pitch is scheduled for 6 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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