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Flying Squirrels 4, Aeros 3: Akron extends losing streak to six

Flying Squirrels 4, Aeros 3

Through the first 7½ innings Wednesday, the Aeros’ five-game losing streak looked to be at an end. However, Richmond scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the second game of the series 4-3 from Akron. The loss in Richmond, Va., extended the Aeros’ (56-66) losing streak to six, its longest of the season.

Austin Adams replaced Enosil Tejada in the eighth. Tejada threw one inning of scoreless relief of Aeros starter Will Roberts. Roberts held the Flying Squirrels (62-60) scoreless on just five hits (four singles and a double) and a walk. Roberts struck out four in six innings. Tejada faced just three batters before the lead slipped away with Adams on the mound.

Adams blew his fourth save opportunity of the year and had his record fall to 1-2. He walked the first two batters and then gave up a single, sacrifice fly before Mark Minicozzi hit a three-run homer to center for a 4-3 Richmond lead.

— Staff report


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