No one can ever say Tim Fedroff isn't a team player.
With two Aeros on base and no outs in the third inning, the Aeros LF gave him self up with a sacrifice bunt that advanced the runners and helped C Juan Apodaca eventually score Akron's first run to cut a 2-0 deficit in half.
That was the good news. The bad news was that Fedroff's unselfishness came with a price. Fedroff's 20-game hitting streak, the Eastern League's lingest this season and the third longest streak in Aeros history, was halted as he went 0-for-4 on the evening.
After Fedroff helped the Aeros get on the board, they tied the score with another run in the fourth when 3B Kyle Bellows scored on an error.
Aeros starter and LHP Kelvin De La Cruz spotted the Flying Squirrels a two-run first inning than teamed with relievers and RHP's Chen Chang Lee and Matt Langwell to shut out the visitors through regulation.
But with the score knotted 2-2 heading into the 10th inning, Richmond DH Skyler Stromsmoe led off the top of the frame with a walk against Aeros closer and RHP Cory Burns. He was then sacrificed to second and scored the game winner on SS Nick Noonan's double.
Fedroff threw out a runner at home for the final out of the half inning, keeping the Flying Squirrels from adding an insurance run.
But in the end, an extra run wouldn't have mattered anyway, as Richmond RHP Daniel Otero sat down the Aeros side in order to earn the win and even the four-game series at one victory a piece.