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Weekend Roudup

April 9, 2012

Was out-of-town this weekend, so let’s quickly recap how the Squirrels did over the weekend.
Friday – Lost 4-1 and 6-2
Saturday Won 3-1 (13)
Overall Record – 1-3 (Sixth place Western Division)

Friday
The Flying Squirrels played a DH in New Britain and were swept. In both games they had the lead for the better part of the game until the pitching fell apart.

In Game 1 the Squirrels jumped out of the gate early, putting up two runs in the top of the second, but were held in check the rest of the game. Steve Hirschfield (New Britain) got through five innings only giving up those two runs, walking two, and five strikeouts en route to the win. Luis Perdomo came out of the bullpen for New Britain and tossed 2 scoreless innings and collected four strikeouts.

Jason Stevenson got the start for Richmond and looked good through three innings. The Rock Cats tied the game in the fifth and chased Stevenson with two out in fifth after putting up another four runs. Stevenson ended the game with only one walk, while striking out six. Daryl Maday came in for 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Offensively Chris Dominguez continues his hot start. Going 2-3, both doubles, and driving in a run. Ryan Cavan drove in the other run.

In Game 2 the Squirrels scored first, again, and held the lead until the fifth inning…again.

Chris Dominguez collected the RBI even though he went 0-3. Gary Brown broke out and went 3-3.

Craig Westcott, like Stevenson in Game 1, cruised through three inings before the Rock Cats tied the game in the four and chased him in the fith. He would allow two walks and strikeout three and allow five hits for the game. Austin Fleet woud come in for 2/3rds of an inning of relief and allow a run on two hits. Tom Vessella would close out the game for the Flying Squirrels going an inning, walking one and one strikeout.

Saturday
It took 13 innings but Squirrels finally broke into the win column. They say the first ones always the hardest, right?

Just like on Friday, the Flying Squirrels put up a run early on Jason Marquis. He would settle down and go six strong innings, scattering seven hits and striking out four. Chris Heston (Richmond) went five strong innings, one-hitting the Rock Cats while walking three and striking out one. Edwin Quirarte would blow the save in the seventh, his second inning of work.

Even though the Squirrels collected 14 hits in all, they could not push across the winning runs until the top of the 13th inning. The bullpen was pretty good, for the most part, Saturday. They only allowed one run in eight innings of work, but they did hand out six walks. Chris Gloor got the win and Daryl Maday got the save. Brett Bochy, yes Bruce’s son, went 2.1 innings of near perfect relief, only walking one.

Offensively Brown, Adrianza, Dominguez, Perez, Mayora, and Cavan all collected multiple hits. Brown, Cavan, and Dominguez drove in the runs.

Looking Ahead
After an off day on Sunday, the Flying Squirrels are back in action Monday. They open a three game series with the Bowie Bay Sox. They open their home schedule Thursday with the Altoona Curve.

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