Garrett Ruckel brought home the go-ahead run to give the Richmond RiverRats (1-1) the lead in the ninth inning, as the Richmond RiverRats hung on to beat the Lorain County Ironmen (1-1) 7-6 on Wednesday.With the score tied at six in the ninth inning, Ruckel came to the plate and grounded out, scoring Donny Fuhrhop.
Fuhrhop got a hit in each of his three at bats. He singled in the first, seventh, and ninth innings.
Rey Carrion reached base two times in the game for the Lorain County Ironmen. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He doubled in the fifth inning.
Michael Chiaro improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Richmond RiverRats. He allowed three runs over two innings. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered three hits.
Daniel Kopcak couldn't get it done on the mound for the Lorain County Ironmen, taking a loss. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.