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Richmond bats shut down in 5-1 loss to Erie

Aldrete breaks shutout in eighth with homer, but Squirrels fall short
September 17, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels trailed early and lost, 5-1, against the Erie SeaWolves on Saturday night at The Diamond.

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels trailed early and lost, 5-1, against the Erie SeaWolves on Saturday night at The Diamond.

The Flying Squirrels (65-71, 25-42) were held to four hits on the night and had six total baserunners against four SeaWolves pitchers.

Erie (80-57, 41-27) captured a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Danny Serretti punched an RBI single to right field.

Andrew Navigato gave the SeaWolves a 3-0 advantage in the fifth with a two-run homer against Richmond starter Keaton Winn (Loss, 2-3).

The SeaWolves extended their lead to 5-0 in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly from Dane Myers and a run-scoring single by Quincy Nieporte.

Carter Aldrete broke the shutout in the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run to close the score to 5-1. Aldrete has homered in back-to-back games and has totaled four hits with four RBIs in the last two days.

Blake Rivera tossed a scoreless sixth inning with two strikeouts in his first appearance since July 30.

In the top of the ninth inning, Tanner Andrews gave up a double and a walk but responded with a strikeout and a double play to hold the SeaWolves scoreless.

Tyler Fitzgerald broke for home plate off a triple but was tagged out on a relay from right field. Diego Rincones flared a single to left field but was left stranded in a scoreless ninth inning.

Erie starter Wilmer Flores (Win, 6-4) carried a no-hitter through five innings until Ricardo Genoves led off the sixth with a single. Flores allowed three baserunners off one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts through six scoreless innings.

The Flying Squirrels will close out the regular season on Sunday with a first pitch scheduled for 1:35 p.m. It is Fan Appreciation Day at The Diamond as the team celebrates the best fans in baseball. Kids 14 and under are invited for Pre-Game Catch on the Field presented by Nesquik from 12:45-1:05 p.m. Following the contest, it is Post-Game Kids Run the Bases presented by Richmond Family Magazine.

Right-handed pitcher Matt Frisbee (5-10, 5.28) will start for Richmond opposed by right-hander Chance Kirby (8-3, 2.63) for Erie.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 804-359-3866 or in person at the Flying Squirrels ticket office.

The Flying Squirrels will host their first playoff game since 2014 on Thursday at The Diamond. Tickets for all potential playoff games in Richmond are on sale now at