Coco Montes Belts 36th Double in Hartford Loss
Hartford, CT - The Sea Dogs used a five-run sixth inning to defeat the Yard Goats by the score of 12-5 on Saturday evening at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford. Red Sox prospect Triston Casas hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning and Devlin Granberg added a grand slam in the sixth as the Sea Dogs won the fifth game of a six-game series. Coco Montes cracked his Double-A leading 36th double and Casey Golden and Sean Bouchard each had two hits in the final night game of the season. The Yard Goats finish the season with a day game tomorrow at 1:05 PM.
The Yard Goats scored a pair of runs in the first inning off Sea Dogs starter Jay Greene. Sean Bouchard led off with a single and stole second base. After Michael Toglia walked, Casey Golden singled to left field, scoring Bouchard to give Hartford a 1-0 lead. Willie MacIver followed with an RBI single, scoring Toglia to make it 2-0 Yard Goats.
The Sea Dogs got a run in the second inning on a pair of doubles from Ryan Fitzgerald and Jason Rosario to make it a 2-1 game. In the third inning, the Sea Dogs took a 3-2 lead as Triston Casas smashed the go-ahead two run homer into the right field porch seats. Portland added two more runs in the fifth inning on a two RBI single by Ryan Fitzgerald to make it a 5-2 game.
The Yard Goats responded on back-to-back doubles by Coco Montes and Michael Toglia and it was 5-3. Willie MacIver hit a sacrifice fly to make it a one-run game at 5-4.
However, the Sea Dogs scored five runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by a grand slam home run by Devlin Granberg, giving Portland a 10-5 lead.
The Yard Goats play the final game of the 2021 season on Sunday afternoon (1:05 PM) against the Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs. Standing Room Tickets are available by visiting the website, yardgoatsbaseball.com. The game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and FM 100.9 FM and newsradio1410.iheart.com and the video stream available on MiLB.TV.
Portland 12, Hartford 5
WP- Rio Gomez (1-1)
LP- David Hill (2-5)
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