Flying Squirrels blank RubberDucks 2-0

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Record-Courier staff report

The Richmond Flying Squirrels blanked the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park in Akron on Monday.

The Squirrels scored single runs in the second and sixth innings to score the road victory.

The big bat for Richmond belonged to Myles Schroder, who went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in both of the team's runs. Schroder was just a home run short of the cycle in the game.

Ricky Oropesa was the only other Richmond batter to have multiple hits in the game during the Flying Squirrels' modest seven-hit attack.

For Akron, the Ducks managed only five hits in the game and three of them came off the bat of leadoff hiter Jordan Smith (centerfield).

Kent State product Anthony Gallas and Bryan LaHair had the other two hits for Akron.

Richmond's Jack Snodgrass was responsible for handcuffing the Ducks hitters. He pitched seven innings and improved his record to 9-3. His earned-run average dipped below 3.00 (2.99) and he struck out five and walked three. Phil McCormick and Hunter Strickland each pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the Squirrels.

For Akron, Eastern League All-Star Joe Colon took the loss. His record now stands at 8-5. He pitched five innings, struck out six and walked three. Colon was responsible for just an earned run and his ERA now sits at a sterling 2.50.

Enosil Tejeda allowed the other earned run in his two innings of work. He struck out four of his six outs. Elvis Araujo and Louis Head each delivered a scoreless inning of relief for the Ducks.

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