NORWICH, CT- A pair of pitching duels ended in a split as the Connecticut Tigers used a two-hit shutout in the nightcap to gain a 2-0 victory over Brooklyn at Dodd Stadium on Monday.
The Tigers, playing in the third twinbill in three different towns in less than a week, got shutout ball from Jose Vasquez, Burris Warner (3-1), Max Green and Will Vest (second save) to spin a walkless two-hitter to bring Connecticut back over .500 with three games to play.
The Tigers struck early in the second game, getting hits from Luke Burch, Garrett McCain, and Jordan Pearce to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. They added an insurance run in the sixth as Dylan Rosa scored Pearce with a base hit.
In the opener, Teddy Hoffman scored on a wild pitch to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the third, but Brooklyn's Jeremy Vasquez laced a two-run single to center in the fourth and pitching made it hold up as the Cyclones won their fifth straight.
The two teams will meet one more time at Dodd Stadium Tuesday night, as the Tigers wrap up their home schedule before heading to Tri-City for a season-ending two game series with the ValleyCats Wednesday and Thursday night.
Tickets for Tuesday finale are available at the Dodd Stadium box office, online at www.cttigers.com or by phone at 860-887-7962.
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