Savage Infield Single Gives Tigers Thrilling Walk-Off Win

Connecticut rallies in eighth and ninth to beat Batavia, 4-3

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By Rich Haskell / Connecticut Tigers | August 11, 2017 11:29 PM ET


NORWICH, CT- Will Savage beat out a grounder with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Connecticut Tigers their second walk-off victory of the year, a 4-3 verdict over Batavia in front of over 4,000 fans at Dodd Stadium Friday night.
The winning rally opened with one out as Garrett McCain smacked a double to right. Hector Martinez singled McCain to third. After Andres Sthormes struck out, Savage hit a slow hopper to second baseman Sam Castro that he beat out on a very close play at first to send the Tigers (24-23) to their third straight win.
Connecticut grabbed a 2-0 lead in the sixth on a Reynaldo Rivera sacrifice fly and a Dylan Rosa (3 hits) fielders choice. After the Muckdogs took the lead with three in the seventh of Jhonny Mateo, a Rosa single drove in Cam Warner to tie it at 3 in the eighth, setting up the ninth inning heroics.
Burris Warner (1-1) got the win with 2 and 2/3 innings of hitless relief for the Tigers, who continue the series with Batavia Saturday night at 7:05. The game can be heard on 1310 WICH and online at

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