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Squirrels fly past Fishers for twinbill sweep
In his first start since coming off the disabled list, Snodgrass held the Fisher Cats to four base hits to help the Richmond Flying Squirrels post a 6-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader sweep.
The sweep raised Richmond’s record to 70-54. The Flying Squirrels are in first place in the Eastern League’s Western Division.
Richmond scored two runs in the first inning, and added a run in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings. New Hampshire, which committed three errors, scored a run in the second and a run in the third.
Kelby Tomlinson and Blake Miller each had two hits for Richmond. Tomlinson also stole his league-leading 45th base of the season. Richmond began the game with a league-high 151 stolen bases.
The second game was much more of a back-and-forth affair. Newman's first-inning RBI double gave New Hampshire an early lead, but Richmond's Myles Schroder homered to tie it in the third.
In the bottom of the third, Newman hit the first of two sacrifice flies to give the Fishers a 2-1 lead, but Richmond answered again in the fifth with a Ricky Oropesa homer off NH starter Mike Lee to tie it.
Once again, Newman lofted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth to give New Hampshire the lead, 3-2, but in the top of the sixth, Devin Harris doubled off reliever Randy Boone to give Richmond the lead for good.