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RICHMOND, Va.– For the second straight night, the Richmond Flying Squirrels (10-3) blanked the Bowie Baysox (6-6) by a 1-0 score on Wednesday night at The Diamond in Richmond.
This marks the first time that the Baysox have been shutout in consecutive games since July 8-9, 2014 at Harrisburg.
Kipper (1-1) was dealt the tough-luck loss as he allowed the one run on six hits to go along with three strikeouts over seven innings of work. The 8.0 IP for Kipper is the longest outing for the right-hander since he tossed eight on August 28, 2016 with Arkansas (AA).
Flying Squirrels starterJordan Johnson(2-1) surrendered six hits while fanning five over seven shutout frames. RHPJake McCasland(1.0 IP) and RHPTyler Cyr(1.0 IP, K) combined to close things out for the hosts with Cyr notching his third save of the year.
Each team collected six hits on the night with five of Bowie’s hits coming in the first eight batters of the game.
Corban Josephdoubled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to five games.
The series wraps up on Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. as LHPKeegan Akin(0-2, 7.00) gets the start for Bowie against Richmond LHPMatt Gage(0-0, 2.45).