The Richmond RiverRats (15-14) trailed by four in the eighth, but the Richmond RiverRats recovered thanks to a key in the ninth inning from Dwayne Hysmith Jr. to pull out a 13-10 win over the Butler Blue Sox (17-12) at Pullman Park on Saturday.
With the score tied at 10, was hit by a pitch, scoring Jake Mahon.
The Richmond RiverRats were led by Hysmith Jr.'s hitting. Hysmith Jr. went 3-5 and scored three runs. He singled in the second, seventh, and eighth innings.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 23 total runs and 28 hits during the game. Managers of the two teams seemingly emptied their bullpens in search of the win, as there were seven pitchers used in the game.
Derek Trovillion racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Richmond RiverRats. He singled in the first and sixth innings and homered in the eighth inning.
Elliott Caldwell racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Butler Blue Sox. He tripled in the fourth and fifth innings.
Lee Tackett got his first win for the Richmond RiverRats despite allowing five runs over four innings. Tackett struck out three, walked four and gave up five hits.
Adam Dian (1-2) took the loss for the Butler Blue Sox. He lasted just one inning, walked five, struck out three, and allowed four runs.
The Richmond RiverRats easily handled the Butler Blue Sox pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, nine RBIs and 10 runs scored.