Coffman's Walk-Off Home Run Wins It for Tigers
Norwich, CT - It was quite the scene at Dodd Stadium Wednesday night as the Connecticut Tigers (15-21) defeated the the Staten Island Yankees (16-19) by a score of 7-6 in walk-off fashion. The biggest hit of the night came in the ninth inning when the leadoff batter DH Kasey Coffman (3-5) hit a walk-off home run on the first pitch he saw to give the Tigers a 7-6 win.
The Tigers saw key contribution from 3B Brett Harrison (2-4) who had a pair of hits and two RBI's in the game. Trailing 6-5 in the eight inning, Harrison hit a key solo home run that tied the game at 6-6. It was Harrison's fourth of the year. LF Raph Rhymes (1-4) contributed to the action with a an RBI single that scored Coffman in the fourth inning that gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead.
Credit the Yankees who fought hard all game long as they trailed 3-0 after two innings. Then trailed 5-3 after five innings. The key contributers for the Yankees CF Brandon Thomas (3-4) including an RBI single and a run scored. 1B Bubba Jones (3-3) gave the Yankees their first lead in the seventh inning on an RBI double to deep center field that scored RF Yeicok Calderon (0-4) and DH Kaley Sumner (0-5) to put them on top 6-5.
The Tigers and the Staten Island Yankees wrap up their three-game seriers at Dodd Stadium tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. In the series finale RHP Chase Edwards (0-0, 3.86) gets the start for the Tigers. LHP Conner Kendrick (1-1, 7.30) gets the start for the Yankees. It's Thirsty Thursday: Pre-Game Happy Hour & Drink Specials. The gates open at 5:00 p.m. for a special pre-game Happy Hour at The Hole in the Wall Bar on the first base concourse featuring live music and drink specials. Bud and Bud Light Drafts are $2 all night! Pregame radio coverage begins at 6:50 pm. On AM 1310 WICH. You can also stream the game at cttigers.com
The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers are in their 4th season at Dodd Stadium. Tickets are now on sale! The Box Office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, tickets can be purchased over the phone at (860) 887-7962. For more information go online to cttigers.com.
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