April 10, 2019
Final: Harrisburg Senators 5, Hartford Yard Goats 1
WP: Wil Crowe (2-0)
LP: Jack Wynkoop (0-2)
Yard Goats End First Road Trip with Loss
Harrisburg, PA- The Hartford Yard Goats ended a seven-game road trip with a 5-1 loss against the Harrisburg Senators on Wednesday afternoon at FNB Field in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The battery of Wil Crowe and Tres Barrera did most of the damage as Crowe fired six scoreless innings, surrendering just one hit, and Barrera provided the offense by driving in all five runs. Barrera went 4-4 with two homers, a double and a single, leading the Senators to a three-game sweep. Hartford scored a run in the eighth inning on Bret Boswell's pinch-hit single to make it a one-run game, but the rally fell short. The Yard Goats will play their home opening Thursday evening against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
Senators starting pitcher Wil Crowe retired the first 17 Yard Goats batters and was perfect through 5.2 innings before Arvicent Perez reached on an infield single with two outs in the sixth inning. The Nationals #5 prospect hurled six scoreless innings with five strikeouts and earned his second win of the season.
Harrisburg took a 2-0 lead on Tres Barrera's two-run home run in the fourth inning off Yard Goats starter Jack Wynkoop. After Chuck Taylor walked, Barrera cracked a homer into the right field bullpen to put the Senators in front 2-0. It was his first of two home runs in the game, and the Senators Eastern League leading 10th team homer of the year.
The Yard Goats rallied for a run in the eighth inning off reliever Taylor Guilbeau. Brian Serven led off with a single and later scored on an RBI hit pinch-hit by Bret Bosell making it a one-run game. Trailing 2-1 with runners at first and third base, the lefty reliever got Manny Melendez to ground out to end the inning.
The Senators added to their 2-1 lead with another home run by Barrera in the eighth inning. Hartford reliever Ben Bowden walked the first two batters of the inning. The Harrisburg catcher followed with a three-run homer into the left field seats to make it a 5-1 game.
The Yard Goats return to Hartford and play the home opener on Thursday night (7:05) against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) at Dunkin' Donuts Park. RHP Brandon Gold will start for the Yard Goats. The game will be broadcast on FM 97.9 ESPN, AM 1410 WPOP and 100.9 FM and streamed on newsradio.1410.com and MiLB.com.
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