RICHMOND, Va. - A Johneshwy Fargas walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Richmond Flying Squirrels a 3-2 win over the Bowie Baysox in front of 6,177 at The Diamond Wednesday.
Richmond (4-2) took a 1-0 lead after the first inning of the road trip finale, but Yusniel Diaz recorded a pair of doubles in his first two at-bats. The latter two-bagger in the third inning drove in T.J. Nichting to tie the score at one run apiece.
The Baysox (2-4) again rallied with two outs in the seventh inning. After Ryan McKenna beat out a two-out infield single, a throwing error by shortstop Ryan Howard-the third of the game for the Squirrels-off the bat of Nichting allowed Preston Palmeiro to score and re-tie the game at 2-2.
Making his 2019 debut, Baysox starter Bruce Zimmermann allowed one first-inning run on two hits, while striking out three batters in a no-decision. Cristian Alvarado allowed one earned run in two relief innings in his Double-A debut, but forced Jin-de Jhang to line out to shortstop Sean Miller with two runners in scoring position in the sixth inning. Tanner Chleborad tossed a scoreless eighth inning before the Squirrels clinched a series split in the ninth inning.
The Baysox return home Thursday for the 2019 home opener at 6:35 p.m. against the Harrisburg Senators, Double-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals. RHP Marcos Molina makes his second start of the season against Harrisburg RHP Erick Fedde. Fans can tune into the game via 1430 WNAV, wnav.com, Baysox.com, MiLB.tv, & the TuneIn app (search: Bowie Baysox).
All fans that enter the stadium will receive a 2019 magnet schedule, courtesy of Money One Federal Credit Union. Thursday is also the first Baysox LIVE! Happy Hour, presented by Bud Light. Live music and beer specials highlight the event, which happens every Thursday night home game from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Third Base Picnic Area.
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