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Richmond ends the Rubberducks win streak as they fall 4-0



Tonight's game started off with a bang, but not for the Ducks. Akron starting pitcher, Ryan Webb gave up a leadoff home run to Richmond's Grant McCray to deep right center field and into the team's bullpens on the 2nd pitch of the game. After giving up a walk, Webb worked a ground ball double play and a flyball to right to end the inning with a one run deficit. 


In the 2nd inning, Webb gave up a base hit to the Flying Squirrels Brett Auerbach. Webb saw the bluff attempted steal and was able to step off the rubber and pick the runner off 1st for the 3rd out.


With no offense brewing yet for the Ducks, Webb took the mound in the 5th inning trying to keep the deficit at 1-0. Webb started with a strikeout but back-to-back singles by Damon Dues and Dilan Rosario set up a 1st inning rematch with McCray but this time with 2 men on base. Webb was able to send McCray back to the bench after striking him out swinging. Unfortunately a double steal by the Squirrels allowed a Carter Howell base hit to score 2 more runs to increase their lead to 3-0. 


During the top of the 6th Richmond's Will Wilson singled followed by an Andy Thomas double that had Wilson flying around the bases. He was thrown out at the plate on a great relay throws by the Rubberducks defense. Richmond catcher Adrian Sugastey added another single scoring Thomas from 2nd as they extended their lead to 4-0. Webb got Auerbach to ground out to 2nd to escape the 6th without any further damage. Webb finished his night with 6 innings pitched giving up 4 earned runs on 9 hits while striking out 4. 


The Rubberducks were shutout going down 1-2-3 to end the game.  It was a rough night offensively as they were only able to muster four singles and a double by Alexfri Planez.

Richmond ends Akron's win streak with a 4-0 win.


W - Bertrand 2-0 1.71 ERA

L - Webb 1-1 3.33 ERA


The teams will be back at it on Saturday, May 4th at 6:05pm at Canal Park.




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