Senators Win Suspended Game, 8-1 over Richmond

The Harrisburg Senators started and finished strong in an 8-1 over Richmond in a game that took about 20 hours to complete. The Senators led 4-1 in the third inning when the game was suspended Friday night. There was no scoring in the resumption of the game until the eighth inning when the Senators tallied four times to break the game open.

Neftali Soto singled in two runs in the first, then another run in the third giving the Sens a 3-1 lead. Chris Bostick drove in a run with a single giving the Sens a 4-1 lead, then the rains came, and the game was suspended. The Senators plated four in the eighth, with Bostick singling in a run giving the Sens a 5-1 lead. Brian Jeroloman then doubled with the bases loaded, driving in all three runners, to break the game open and give the Senators an 8-1 lead.

Matt Belisle pitched an inning in the resumed game before turning the game over to John Simms. Simms threw three innings walking one and striking out five. Simms was awared the win, moving to 3-2 on the season. Andrew Robinson pitched the final three innings to earn the save. Reynaldo Lopez started the game on Friday night and pitched two innings before the game was suspended.

The Senators improved to 28-25 while Richmond fell to 19-36.

Soto and Bostick combined for four hits and five RBIs. Every Senator position player that started had a hit in the game.

Game two of the series and doubleheader is slated to start at approximately 6:30 p.m. tonight with RH Lucas Giolito on the mound for the Senators.

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