The following comes from a Richmond Flying Squirrels press release
RICHMOND, Va. — For the second consecutive game, the ‘Cats rallied in the final inning to take the lead. Ahead 3-0, Richmond turned to Jarret Martin to close out the contest. Martin walked Ryan McBroom and allowed a one-out single to Gunnar Heidt. Andrew Guillotte followed with an RBI single to pull within two, 3-1. Martin was replaced by Collin Balester and the righty walked the first batter he faced in Alex Monsalve. Balester struck out the next hitter and was nearly out of the jam, until Jonathan Davis whacked a bases clearing double. Davis’ double scored three runs to give New Hampshire a 4-3 advantage.
Fisher Cats reliever Andrew Case entered to shut the door in the bottom of the seventh. Case retired the side in order to earn his first save of the year.
Richmond backed starting pitcher Matt Gage with a pair of runs early to begin the second inning. Myles Schroder led off the bottom of the first with a triple out to center field and Miguel Gomez brought him home on a base hit to right. Jerry Sands followed with a double and Brandon Bednar collected an RBI via a ground out to third base.
Gage cruised through the first three innings of the game for the Squirrels. The lefty pitched around a double in the second and another extra base hit in the third inning to keep New Hampshire off the board.
New Hampshire’s Francisco Rios lasted three innings in his second start back from the disabled list. The righty allowed a pair of runs on five hits in the effort. He walked none and struck out four.
Chris Rowley replaced Rios to start the fourth inning and allowed a run in two complete frames. Richmond tacked on a run in the fifth, loading the bases against Rowley. After Schroder singled and Gomez doubled, Jerry Sands was intentionally walked. Brandon Bednar then executed a sacrifice fly to push ahead, 3-0.
Gage continued to dominate over the course of the night, relenting just three hits over six innings of work. Gage did not allow a run and stuck out three before being replaced by Martin to start the seventh inning. Balester (1-3) suffered the loss, pitching 0.2 innings to finish the seventh.