RubberDucks Game Recap
Richmond Flying Squirrels (25-21) 3, Akron RubberDucks (27-19) 2
WP: Matt Frisbee (1-3) LP: Hunter Gaddis (4-2) Save: Chris Wright (5)
A fifth-inning home run was enough for the Richmond Flying Squirrels to defeat the Akron RubberDucks 3-2 on a Tuesday night at Canal Park.
After tying the game with a two-run home run in the third, the Flying Squirrels went ahead in the top of the fifth when Brandon Martorano launched a solo home run to make it 3-2 Richmond.
Hunter Gaddis got the start for Akron and was dominant for most of the night. Richmond only got to Gaddis twice, but those were both long home runs (a two-run shot in the third and solo shot in the fourth). In total, Gaddis went five and two thirds allowing three runs while striking out 10. Returning to Akron for the first time since 2019, Robert Broom tossed an inning and a third allowing one hit. Andrew Misiaszek followed with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts.
The RubberDucks started the day hot with a Brayan Rocchio single into center field. Micah Pries followed with a shot into the bullpen making it 2-0 Akron. The RubberDucks could not capitalize on chances the rest of the night stranding a runner on second in the sixth, a runner on third in the eighth and the bases loaded in the seventh and ninth.
Micah Pries recorded his fifth home run, which puts him second on the team...Tena recorded his 51st hit, which is good for fourth in the Eastern League, while his three triples leads the team…Game time 2:13 … Attendance 1,547
On the Pond
The Akron RubberDucks will continue the series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:35 pm at Canal Park. Left-hander Joey Cantillo (2-2, 1.91 ERA) will get the start for Akron against Richmond right-hander Kai-Wei Teng (1-5, 5.74 ERA). The game broadcast, powered by FirstEnergy, is on 640 WHLO.