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Three-Homer Night Blasts Squirrels to 4-3 Win Over Erie

September 12, 2023 - Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

ERIE, Pa. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels rocketed three home runs and stopped a late rally in a 4-3 win against the Erie SeaWolves on Tuesday night at UPMC Park.

The Flying Squirrels (71-62, 38-26) scored all four of their runs on homers to take the series opener against the SeaWolves (73-59, 36-28). Richmond has won eight of its last nine games.

After going hitless over the first four innings, Brady Whalen launched a solo home run to right field in the top of the fifth to push Richmond ahead, 1-0.

The SeaWolves evened the score, 1-1, in the fifth inning when Jake Holton batted an RBI triple against Flying Squirrels starter Carson Seymour (Win, 5-3). It was the only run Seymour allowed over five innings.

Victor Bericoto crushed a solo home run to left field in the sixth inning to jump the Flying Squirrels ahead by one run. After a base hit by Ismael Munguia, Will Wilson belted a two-run homer against reliever Tim Naughton (Loss, 4-3) to push the Richmond advantage to 4-1.

Erie closed the score to 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh when Daniel Cabrera hit an RBI groundout.

Jace Jung hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to move the score to 4-3.

After a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth, Daniel Cabrera lined a single to center field against Tyler Myrick (Save, 5). Shane Matheny made a diving stop and zipped a throw to third base to get the baserunner out, securing the Richmond win.

The Flying Squirrels continue the series Wednesday against the SeaWolves with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Left-hander Nick Zwack (5-7, 6.46) will start for Richmond opposed by Erie left-hander Lael Lockhart (5-2, 2.71).

Tickets for the Flying Squirrels' potential home playoff games are on sale now. In the event that any or all potential home playoff games are not played, fans who purchase tickets will receive a credit which can be used for tickets to a Flying Squirrels home game in 2024.

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


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