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Giants set initial 2021 Flying Squirrels roster

Three top-30 prospects set to join Richmond to open new season
May 1, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – Ahead of Tuesday’s season opener, the initial 2021 Richmond Flying Squirrels roster has been set by the San Francisco Giants, the team announced on Saturday.

River Cats sweep Express to capture PCL Championship

Franchise's fifth title sends club to Triple-A National Championship Game against Columbus
September 14, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats are headed to Memphis. A three-run eighth inning, fueled by three consecutive walks and a clutch hit from shortstop Abiatal Avelino, paved the way for a 7-5 victory and a sweep of the Round Rock Express to win the Pacific Coast League

Adames lifts River Cats over Express in game two

Sacramento one win away from capturing PCL Championship
September 12, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (2-0) are on the brink of clinching their first Pacific Coast League Championship since 2008 with a 4-2 victory over the Round Rock Express (0-2) on Wednesday night.Infielder Cristhian Adames broke a scoreless tie with an RBI-double in the third inning, then

Avelino provides walk-off as River Cats take Game 1

Pena's two-run blast sparks River Cats comeback
September 11, 2019

West Sacramento, CA. - The Sacramento River Cats (1-0) played a roller coaster ballgame in game one of the PCL Championship Series, with shortstop Abiatal Avelino giving them an 8-7 walk-off win over the Round Rock Express (0-1).It was a wild opening game to this Championship Series, as the lead

Luzardo shuts down River Cats in game three

Sacramento on brink of elimination after 11-4 loss
September 7, 2019

SUMMERLIN, Nev. - The Sacramento River Cats faced a tough task on Friday night as they met top pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo. The left-hander cooled off Sacramento's bats in an 11-4 victory for the Las Vegas Aviators.Shortstop Abiatal Avelino led off the game with a solo shot but that was

Freeman's big day caps off regular season with a win

Heyward, Howard and Houchins all go yard in 8-4 victory
September 2, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (73-67) finished the regular season on a high note, defeating the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-60) 8-4 in a Labor Day matinee at Raley Field. The River Cats will shift their focus to the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs which

River Cats toss shutout to push Chihuahuas to the brink

Navas highlights Sacramento staff in fifth shutout this season
September 2, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (72-67) shutout the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-59) 5-0 behind a great start from right-hander Carlos Navas and a stellar performance from the bullpen. El Paso now sits a game and a half behind Las Vegas with the Aviators in action tonight before

Hometown Flying Squirrels lead West to All-Star Victory

Richmond draws 9,560 fans for largest crowd in E.L. All-Star Game modern history
July 10, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - In a night of celebration for the entire Richmond community, MVP Jacob Heyward and representatives of the hometown Flying Squirrels pushed the Western Division to a 5-0 win in the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game presented by Genworth on Wednesday night at The Diamond. The game saw a

Squirrels' Heyward flies high at All-Star Game

Giants No. 30 prospect picks up MVP honors for homer, defense
July 10, 2019

RICHMOND, Virginia -- There were plenty of hometown heroes for the sellout crowd of 9,560 fans to cheer at The Diamond on Wednesday for the Eastern League All-Star Game.Richmond's Jacob Heyward, the left fielder for the Western Division, led off the last of the sixth inning with a long homer

Six Flying Squirrels selected for Eastern League All-Star Game

Adon, Arenado, Baragar, Heyward, Houchins, Miller to represent Richmond on July 10
June 24, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Six Richmond Flying Squirrels players, Melvin Adon, Jonah Arenado, Caleb Baragar, Jacob Heyward, Zach Houchins and Jalen Miller, have been selected for the Eastern League All-Star Game, the team announced in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball on Monday afternoon.

2019 Eastern League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

Flying Squirrels host All-Star Game for first time on Wednesday, July 10 at The Diamond
June 24, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, announced the rosters on Monday for the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, which will take place at The Diamond on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. The Flying Squirrels are hosting the event for

Squirrels outfielder Jacob Heyward thrives in Richmond with refined approach

Heyward sets sights on competing against baseball's brightest stars
May 6, 2019

Originally published in Issue No. 3 of The NutshellMidway through last year, Jacob Heyward told teammate Jalen Miller that he wanted to beat Mookie Betts.

Alvarez among week's outstanding hitters

Astros No. 3 prospect went 13-for-22 in strong stretch at Triple-A
May 6, 2019

One of the Minor Leagues' hottest hitters in 2019 went unrewarded for his efforts in April, at least when it came to official awards. That has changed in May. Astros No. 3 prospectYordan Alvarez has been named the Pacific Coast League Offensive Player of the Week after going 13-for-22 (.591)

Heyward and Mize Win Weekly Awards

May 6, 2019

SCARBOROUGH, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of April 29th through May 5th.

Heyward named Eastern League Player of the Week

Three-homer, nine-RBI week lands Heyward league's weekly award
May 6, 2019

RICHMOND - Flying Squirrels outfielder Jacob Heyward has been named the Eastern League Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. Heyward was selected as the league's top player for the span of April 29-May 5.

River Cats drop final game of 2018 as 51s walk off

Sacramento squanders late lead in 4-3 loss to Las Vegas
September 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - The Sacramento River Cats (55-85) controlled the lead for eight innings on the season's final day, but surrendered a walk-off home run to the Las Vegas 51s (71-69) as they fell 4-3 to bring a tough 2018 campaign to a close.