The Richmond RiverRats (10-10) jumped out to an early lead on the Slippery Rock Sliders (5-14) and captured an 11-3 victory on Wednesday at Jack Critchfield Park.
The game was decided quickly as the Richmond RiverRats exerted their will early with five runs in the first three innings.A sacrifice fly by Jake Mahon and a three-run home run by Derek Trovillion in the first inning fueled the Richmond RiverRats' offense early.
Justin Pearson reached base four times in the game for the Richmond RiverRats. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the second and fourth innings and homered in the ninth inning.
Patrick Van Daalwyk recorded his first win of the year for the Richmond RiverRats. He allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered nine hits.
Luis Flores (2-3) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in four innings, walked one and struck out two.