Last call for baseball
Fred Jeter | 8/31/2023, 6 p.m.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels season is getting down to the nitty gritty.
Still very much alive for the second-half title in the Eastern League’s Southwest Division, the Squirrels will finish its regular season slate at The Diamond next week Sept. 5 through Sept. 10 against the Akron Rubber Ducks (Cleveland affiliate).
Following the Akron homestand, the Squirrels will travel to Erie, Pa., to close the regular season Sept. 12-17.
A hot hitter recently has been Venezuelan Victor Bericoto. The 21-year-old outfielder has hit six homers and six doubles since being called up from Eugene, Ore., on July 4.
Combining statistics with Eugene and Richmond, Bericoto has drilled 22 homers with 72 RBI.
There would still be a chance of a home playoff game later in September if the locals claim the second-half crown.
A year ago, Richmond won the first half title and lost in the Eastern League semifinals to the Portland Sea Wolves.