Offense Fuels Largest Win of the Season at Batavia
Batavia, NY - Moises Nunez went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, and the Connecticut Tigers (22-26) took down the Batavia Muckdogs (29-20) by a final score of 9-2. Nunez also scored two runs in the contest.
Batavia took the lead in the first inning on a throwing error by the Tigers. JD Orr came in to score the first run of the game to make it 1-0.
The Tigers offense exploded in the third inning. Ryan Kreidler drove in the first run of the inning on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 1-1. Riley Greene singled home a run to give the Tigers their first lead at 2-1.
Following a hit-by-pitch of Jake Holton, Avery Tuck delivered a grand slam over the right-field wall off of Jackson Rose (Loss, 5-3) to make it 6-1. This was Tuck's first home run in the New York-Penn League.
The Tigers added to their leads in the sixth when Nunez hit a sacrifice fly to score Andrew Navigato and make it 7-1. Navigato finished with his first three-hit game of his career going 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Batavia put up their final run of the contest in the bottom half of the inning. Harrison Dinicola singled home a run on a base hit up the middle off of Carson Lance (Win, 2-3). Lance pitched a season-high six innings with one earned run on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
The Tigers stretched the lead in the eighth on a two-run blast by Nunez over the left-field wall. This was his first home run in 2019, and second career home run in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Tigers will be back in action tomorrow night at home when the Aberdeen IronBirds come to town You can catch all the action on the Norwich Courtyard by Marriott Connecticut Tigers Radio Network on 1310 WICH. Elijah Gonzalez will have the call. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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