erie seawolves defeat richmond flying squirrels 6 2 to advance in eastern league playoffs
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Erie SeaWolves defeat Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6-2, to advance in Eastern League playoffs

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels were eliminated from the Eastern League postseason with a 6-2 loss to the Erie SeaWolves in Game 2 of the Southwest Division Series on Thursday night at The Diamond.

The game drew a crowd of 9,159 fans at The Diamond, the largest playoff crowd in Flying Squirrels history.

The SeaWolves took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-out, two-run single by Danny Serretti.

Richmond tied the score with back-to-back solo homers by Ricardo Genovés and Carter Aldrete in the bottom of the second inning.

Quincy Nieporte broke the tie with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth, giving the SeaWolves a 5-2 lead against Richmond reliever Blake Rivera (Loss, 0-1). Erie added a run with an RBI single by John Rosoff in the eighth to extend the lead to 6-2.

Carlos Guzman (Win, 1-0) entered in the third and worked out of a two-on, no-out jam. The Flying Squirrels finished the game 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

The Flying Squirrels open the 2023 season at The Diamond on Friday, April 6, 2023. To stay up to date with the Flying Squirrels during the non-baseball season, visit SquirrelsBaseball.com.