INDIANAPOLIS - Amidst their best month of the 2017 season, the Indianapolis Indians earned a hard-fought 5-4 win over the Norfolk Tides on May 14 at Victory Field. The Tribe won the contest in 11 innings on an Austin Meadows bases-loaded single, a triumph that finished off a 6-1 homestand.
The Indians, who went on to a remarkable 21-8 month of May, were a tough out with their backs against the wall against the Tides. The series finale was scoreless into the sixth before the bats for both clubs awakened.
With nobody on in the top of the sixth, Tribe hurler Clay Holmes yielded three consecutive two-out hits that gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage. Mike Yastrzemski singled and scored on a double by David Washington, followed by a Drew Dosch run-scoring knock.
Indy rallied in the home half to even the score. Christopher Bostick started the frame with a single and eventually jogged home thanks to three straight walks issued by Chris Lee. Reliever Paul Fry took over after the free passes and struck out a pair before spiking a pitch in the dirt that allowed Meadows to score from third.
After the stretch, Bostick roped a double into the left-field corner bringing around Danny Ortiz from first base for a 3-2 lead.
The Tribe held that one-run advantage until the ninth when pinch-hitter Chance Sisco took A.J. Schugel deep for his first Triple-A home run, a two-run blast to deep center.
Bostick again provided the clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth, poking a 1-2, two-out offering from Jimmy Yacabonis into right field to score Ortiz - who doubled with one away - leveling the score at 4-4.
Walks to Joey Terdoslavich, Ortiz and Bostick preceded Meadows' walk-off single in the 11th, giving Indy its second of four extra-inning victories in 2017.
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