The Dukes fell behind 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning before slowly creeping to a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth. However, Richmond scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth to break the Dukes' spirits.
Gary Pierpont pitched the first seven innings, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out five for a no decision. Four different Dukes scored runs and three different Dukes drive in runs.
The third and final game of the series will be played Sunday at noon.