April 9, 2019
Final: Harrisburg Senators 7, Hartford Yard Goats 3
WP: Ben Braymer (1-0)
LP: Ashton Goudeau (0-1)
Welker Home Run Not Enough for Yard Goats
Harrisburg, PA- Rockies prospect Colton Welker blasted his first Eastern League home run but it was not enough as the Hartford Yard Goats were defeated by the Harrisburg Senators by the score of 7-3 on Tuesday night at FNB Field in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hartford shortstop Alan Trejo had three hits and drove in two runs for the Yard Goats who fell to 1-5 on the season. The Senators collected 14 hits en-route to their fifth win in six games. Ben Braymer pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits, while recording his first win for Harrisburg. The Yard Goats have hit home runs in each of their last three games.
The Senators took an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning off Yard Goats starting pitcher Ashton Goudeau. Adrian Sanchez cranked a homer into the right field bleachers and Tres Barrera singled home Austin Davidson to put Harrisburg on top.
The Yard Goats came back with single runs in the second and third innings to tie the game at 2-2. Tyler Nevin worked a leadoff walk, advanced to third base on Vince Fernandez' double, and scored on Alen Trejo's infield hit, making it a 2-1 game in the second inning. In the third, infielder Colton Welker smashed his first Eastern League home run, a solo blast into the left field stands to tie the game at 2-2. The home run was off Senators starter Ben Braymer.
Harrisburg broke the tie with a three-run third inning. Austin Davidson and Drew Ward had back to back RBI doubles and Tres Barrera contributed with a run scoring single to make it 5-2 Senators. The Nationals affiliate scored a run in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Rhett Wiseman and it was a 6-2 game.
The Yard Goats wrap up their first road trip of the season and play the final contest of a three-game series against the Harrisburg Senators at FNB Field on Wednesday afternoon at 12:00. The game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and 100.9 FM and streamed on newsradio.1410.com and MiLB.com.
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