Big Third Inning Vaults Tankees to Win at Connecticut

Six unearned runs doom Tigers, 8-5

By Rich Haskell / Connecticut Tigers | August 6, 2017 7:59 PM ET


NORWICH, CT- The Staten Island Yankees evened up their series in Connecticut, scoring seven times in the third inning and holding off the Tigers 8-5 Sunday night at Dodd Stadium.
The uprising started as Tigers second baseman Hector Martinez couldn't handle a popup. The misplay was followed by a double, three singles, a fielders choice, two walks, and a passed ball and suddenly it was 7-0 Yankees.
The Tigers got one run back in the bottom of the inning as Dylan Rosa drove in Joey Morgan with a long fly ball to left field.
Then in the fifth, Connecticut made things interesting with three runs. Morgan started the rally with a base hit. Rosa then walked, Teddy Hoffman singled in Morgan, and Jordan Pearce drove in both Rosa and Hoffman with a single to make it 7-4.
Staten Island extended the lead with a run in the eighth, which Connecticut matched to make the final 8-5.
For the Tigers, Hoffman, Morgan and Cole Peterson all contributed a pair of hits.
The two teams will square off on Monday at 7:05 before Connecticut heads to Auburn, NY to open a three-game set with the Doubledays.
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