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Squirrels Score Early, Pull Away in 9-3 Win over Baysox

May 22, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release


BOWIE, Md. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels jumped ahead in the first inning and pulled away for a 9-3 win over the Bowie Baysox on Wednesday afternoon at Prince George's Stadium.

The Flying Squirrels (19-22) have won the first two games in the road series against the Baysox (21-19) and have won seven-of-eight dating back to last Tuesday.

Richmond jumped ahead, 4-0, in the top of the first inning against Bowie starter Brandon Young (Loss, 0-2). After a leadoff single by Carter Howell, Grant McCray brought him home with a triple to open the scoring.

Victor Bericoto followed with a single to score McCray.

Three batters later, Adrián Sugastey drove a two-run single to right to open a 4-0 Flying Squirrels lead.

In the bottom of the first, Max Wagner hit a solo home run to center to close the score to 4-1.

Hayden Birdsong (Win, 3-1) retired the next eight batters in order. He finished his day with seven strikeouts over five innings and allowed two runs. The Baysox brought home a run against him in the fifth with an RBI groundout by Anthony Servideo.

In the sixth, McCray led off the inning with a solo homer, his team-leading sixth of the season.

After a single and a walk to open the top of the eighth inning, Bericoto hit a three-run homer to center field, extending the Richmond lead to 8-2.

Dylan Beavers led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer to cut the score to 8-3, the only run allowed by Wil Jensen over his three relief innings.

Will Wilson hit a two-out solo homer in the top of the ninth, his second homer in the last two games and his fourth on the season.

Ben Madison worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to end the game.

Bericoto finished the game 2-for-2 with a homer, two walks and four RBIs, tying his Double-A career high.

The series continues on Thursday night at Prince George's Stadium. Left-hander John Michael Bertrand (2-1, 2.57) will start on the mound for Richmond countered by Bowie right-hander Seth Johnson (0-4, 3.97). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

Following this week's road trip, the Flying Squirrels for a 12-game homestand from May 28-June 9. Tickets are on sale online at SquirrelsBaseball.com/Tickets , by phone at 804-359-3866 (FUNN) or in person at the Flying Squirrels ticket office.


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