Paints rally to shock 'Rats
July 20, 2012Richmond RiverRats
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO — Richmond took a comfortable lead with a seven-run outburst in the fourth inning.
At that point, a win looked all but in the the RiverRats built to a 10-run lead.
But Chillicothe kept adding, hacking away, and waited for its right time to strike.
The Paints took advantage of 15 walks from Richmond pitching, including seven in an eight-run seventh inning, to defeat the RiverRats 14-13 in a Thursday night slugfest.
Richmond starter Kyle Tibbs went five innings, allowing just three runs on seven hits, but walked six — a trend that would continue. Hayden Walch relieved Tibbs in the sixth and was tagged for six runs after walking four and Dylan Sheldon retired just one batter in the seventh and gave up four runs, also walking four.