The Richmond RiverRats (18-16) trailed by five in the sixth, but Jake Welch was able to capture the lead back with a single in the seventh, spurring the Richmond RiverRats to a 12-9 win in seven innings over the Lorain County Ironmen (9-25) at The Pipe Yard on Friday.
With the score tied at nine in the seventh inning, Welch came to the plate and singled, plating Dwayne Hysmith Jr..
Welch racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Richmond RiverRats. He doubled in the sixth inning and singled in the seventh innings.
Both squads had things going at the plate, tallying 21 runs and 24 hits, including zero extra base hits. Managers of the two teams seemingly emptied their bullpens in search of the win, as there were nine pitchers used in the game.
Cody Campbell racked up six RBIs on three hits for the Richmond RiverRats. He homered in the fifth inning, singled in the sixth inning, and doubled in the seventh inning.
Hayden Walch brought the heat against the Lorain County Ironmen during his outing. Walch held the Lorain County Ironmen hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
Nicholas Plys was charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed three runs.