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Ups & Downs: Flying Squirrels Surging

It was an important week for Richmond, as the team tried to jockey for the wild card in the Western Division of the Eastern League. The Squirrels took two out of three from the rival Bowie Baysox, and then won another three-game series against the Akron Aeros. Richmond posted some offense on Saturday and showcased top-notch pitching on Sunday. Here's who's leading the charge and who's struggling.

FLYING HIGH Eric Surkamp (P) -- Two starts for the Richmond ace and two huge wins. Tuesday's game against Bowie wasn't pretty at first, but it ended up being a quality start. Sunday's game versus Akron was a gem -- the lefty allowed only 2 hits in 8 shutout innings. Heath Hembree (RP) -- It was a good week for the Squirrels closer. Hembree locked down 3 saves in 3 opportunities. He did give up a... Recommended Stories

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