Yankees Erupt Late to Gain Split with Tigers, 9-3

Strong pitching, late hits lead Connecticut to win in opener, 1-0

By Rich Haskell / Connecticut Tigers | August 31, 2017 10:28 PM ET


STATEN ISLAND, NY- Playing their second doubleheader in two nights, the Connecticut Tigers used outstanding pitching from Carson Lance, Max Green and Drew Carlton to shut down Staten Island 1-0, in Game One of Thursday's twinbill at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.


Connecticut got all the offense they would need in the opener in the top of the sixth, as Andres Sthormes smacked a one-out triple to the wall in right-center, and Cole Peterson brought him home with a clutch single to right field. 


Green pitched his second shutout inning in the bottom of the frame, and Carlton tied the Tigers all time record for saves in a season with his tenth in ten tries. Lance (2-3) hurled five shutout frames to pick up the win.


In the nightcap, the Tigers (34-33) used back-to-back doubles by Cam Warner and Dylan Rosa to tie the game at 2 in the sixth. Teddy Hoffman followed with a base hit into right field to give Connecticut a 3-2 lead. But the roof fell in in the bottom of the frame, as Staten Island sent eleven hitters to the plate, scoring seven times to roll to the split.


The teams will play a single game Friday at 7 PM. Coverage starts at 6:50 on 1310 WICH and online at www.cttigers.com

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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