RATS LOST AT LC
August 1, 2012Richmond RiverRats
LORAIN, OHIO — The top spot in the East Division is back to the Paints.
Chillicothe is now a half-game ahead of Richmond in the second half after the Paints’ victory Tuesday night over Butler, coupled with Richmond’s 16-9 loss at Lorain County.
Richmond jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Lorain County immediately responded with five runs in the bottom half of the frame.
The Ironmen scored three more times in the bottom of the second to lead 8-2.
Lorain County never relinquished that lead, despite some heavy hitting by the RiverRats.
Richmond also scored 16 runs in Sunday’s 16-15 victory over Chillicothe at McBride Stadium. That victory gave the RiverRats a half-game lead over Chillicothe, but it was also the season finale between Richmond and the Paints.