Staten Island, NY - August 6th - After allowing four home runs to the State College Spikes, the Staten Island Yankees were defeated 7-3 at home on Tuesday night.
Yankees' starter Conner Kendrick retired the first seven batters in order before giving up a home run to catcher Luke Voit in the third, giving State College a 1-0 advantage.
Staten Island took the lead in the fifth. Kale Sumner led off the frame with a walk before Jose Rosario and Isaias Tejeda both singled. Sumner was plated by Tejeda; and then Jacob Booden replaced Jimmy Reed on the mound. Derek Toadvine then reached on a fielding error by first baseman David Washington. Rosario and Tejeda both scored on the play.
In the top of the seventh, Luis Perez reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jose Rosario before Washington walked. Then, Carson Kelly hit a first-pitch fastball over the centerfield wall to make it 4-3.
Sam Agnew-Wieland came into the game in the eighth and surrendered a leadoff home run to Steven Ramos to extend the Spikes lead. Three batters later Washington hit a two-run shot to make it 7-3.
Dillon McNamara suffered his second blown save and third loss after tossing 2.0 innings and allowing three runs - two earned. He walked three and struckout one. Booden picked up his third win for State College. He hurled 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, giving up just one hit.
Toadvine and Rosario both had multi-hit games. Toadvine went 2-for-5 with two singles, while Rosario went 2-for-4 and scored a run.
The Yankees will take on the State College Spikes again tomorrow at 7:00PM. RHP Rookie Davis (2-2, 2.48 ERA) will toe the mound for the Yankees, while RHP Andrew Pierce (0-2, 3.28 ERA) is expected to get the ball for the Spikes. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-720-9265, visiting the box office at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, or CLICKING HERE.