RiverRats slam door on Miners
July 25, 2012Richmond RiverRats
When Derek Trovillion slugged a towering fly ball to left field, the theme to “The Natural” briefly filled McBride Stadium — the traditional signal for a home run from the home team.
The ball was foul, but McBride’s announcer could hardly be blamed for jumping the gun.
Trovillion’s first at-bat Tuesday was a grand slam to right field that stayed just fair — and set the tone for Richmond’s 11-5 victory over West Virginia.
The win put the RiverRats at 12-4 for the second half as they kept pace at the top of the Prospect League’s East Division.
“That was pretty funny,” Trovillion said of his near home run in the sixth inning. “Unfortunately that one didn’t stay fair, but that’s all right.”