'Rats' turn to swing the bats
July 5, 2012Richmond RiverRats
Derek Trovillion swatted a three-run home run to center field, trotted around the bases and found his Richmond teammates patiently lined up in the dugout waiting to congratulate him.
The RiverRats didn’t wait long to erase a winless start to the Prospect League’s second half.
One night after surrendering five home runs, it was Richmond’s turn to use the long ball. Trovillion, Garrett Ruckel and Ray Delvalle all homered and the RiverRats downed Chillicothe 11-5 Wednesday night at McBride Stadium.
“After last night, anything is better than that,” Trovillion said, referencing Chillicothe’s 16-1 win on Tuesday. “We pitched well tonight. We got the bats going after yesterday. It was good we had a good turnout for these fans.”
Ruckel started the scoring with his solo home run to left field in the bottom of the third, and Ruckel delivered two more runs with a fourth-inning single.