.Falling tree puts early end to 'Rats loss
July 21, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO — A scary ending to Friday’s Prospect League game handed the Richmond RiverRats their second straight loss against the Chillicothe Paints.
With Chillicothe leading 8-2 in the sixth inning, a tree broke onto the the field, breaking the fence and making conditions unplayable, putting an early end to the game.
With five innings already in the books, the game was official and considered complete, putting the RiverRat record at 9-4 in the second half.
The ’Rats got out to an early lead for the second straight day, as Jake Welch hit a lead-off home run in a two-run first.