Tyler Fitzgerald connected on his 15th home run of the season, but the Flying Squirrels fell 8-3 to the host Altoona Curve on Sunday, extending Richmond’s losing skid to four games.
Fitzgerald’s homer, a solo shot off Altoona’s Carmen Mlodzinski (3-5), tied the game 1-1 in the second inning, but the Curve quickly seized control again in the third. A two-run home run from Matt Fraizer was part of a four-run inning for the Curve, giving them the lead for good.
The early damage was done against Squirrels starter Kai-Wei Teng (5-7), who was charged with five runs over three innings and took the loss. Shane Matheny knocked in a run for Richmond but also committed his 18th error of the season.
The Flying Squirrels are off for four days before returning for a nine-game homestand at The Diamond. They’ll host Bowie at 6:35 p.m. Friday.