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Squirrels get series split with 7-4 win over Senators

Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 21, 2024 – Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels news story

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels overcame an early deficit to defeat the Harrisburg Senators 7-4 on Sunday afternoon at FNB Field.

The Flying Squirrels (7-8) won the final two games of the week against the Senators (6-8) to earn a series split.

With the score tied 3-3 entering the fourth inning, Carter Howell gave Richmond the lead with a two-run double.

Later in the inning, Andy Thomas brought in Howell to score with a double and Adrián Sugastey added an RBI single to open a 7–3 Flying Squirrels lead against Senators starter Kyle Luckham (loss, 0–1) .

Harrisburg struck first in the first inning when Robert Hassell III scored on an error. In the top of the second inning, Richmond tied the game, 1-1, with a sacrifice fly by Sugastey.

The Senators answered with two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-1 lead. Andrew Pinckney and Hassell each had RBI singles in the inning.

The Flying Squirrels tied the game 3-3 in the top of the third inning. Grant McCray brought in a run with a double to center and Victor Bericoto tied the score with an RBI groundout.

José Cruz (Win, 1-0) took over in the fifth inning and worked around three walks to record two scoreless innings. The Senators surrendered an unearned run against Eric Silva in his 1.1 innings.

Nick Garcia (Save, 1) struckout two batters in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

The Flying Squirrels begin a six-game series against the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday at The Diamond. Right-hander Carson Ragsdale (0-0, 2.77) starts for Richmond. The first pitch is scheduled for 11:05 am

Tuesday is Education Day at The Diamond presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Tickets can be purchased 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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