The Chillicothe Paints (19-13) didn't put up much of a fight on Wednesday, as the Richmond RiverRats (16-16) cruised to a blowout 11-5 win at McBride Stadium.
Garrett Ruckel racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Richmond RiverRats. He homered in the third inning and singled in the fourth and sixth innings.
Nick Lombardi had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the fourth and sixth innings.
Nicholas Smith got the win, running his season record to 1-0. He allowed two runs over five innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered five hits.
Tyler Backstrom (3-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed eight runs in five innings, walked one and struck out two.