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Western Division will start, may end in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Wet weather up and down the east coast has caused havoc in the schedule for the Eastern League Western Division Championship Series.  But that actually might be good news for baseball fans in Richmond.

Games One and Two between the Squirrels and the Senators have been rescheduled due to torrential rainfall and the chance of flooding on City Island in Harrisburg, PA. Games One and Two, originally scheduled to be played at Metro Bank Park, will be held at The Diamond Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th, giving the Flying Squirrels two guaranteed first-round home playoff games as opposed to one.

First pitch for Game One on Friday night will remain as scheduled for 7:05 PM, and gates will open at 6:00 PM; however, first pitch for Game Two on Saturday has been rescheduled to start at 6:05 PM. Gates on Saturday will still open at 5:00 PM.

Game Three of the best-of-five series is tentatively scheduled to be played on Sunday at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg with the game time to be determined. In addition, if necessary, Games Four and Five are tentatively scheduled to be played in Harrisburg as well with the date and time to be determined.

However, with flooding at the stadium a possibility even through the weekend, if the field is deemed unplayable on Sunday, then all of the games may be played at The Diamond.

Single-game ticket pricing for all home post-season games will remain the same as regular season ticket pricing. Fans can also purchase the Flying Squirrels Playoff Package which includes Diamond Club tickets for ALL potential home games at a special price of $8.00 per ticket, per game played. Fans will only be charged for games which are actually played. Every home playoff game will feature live pre-game music on the AAA Ultimate Fan Zone Main Stage and fireworks following the game.

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