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SEA UNICORNS RALLY FALLS SHORT TO ROX 8-6 IN FCBL DODD STADIUM DEBUT
June 3, 2021

(Norwich, CT) - The Norwich Sea Unicorns rallied in the ninth in front of their home fans for the first time in 2021, but the Brockton Rox held on for an 8-6 victory in the first game Futures Collegiate Baseball League game played at Dodd Stadium. Down 8-2 in the

(Norwich, CT) - The Norwich Sea Unicorns rallied in the ninth in front of their home fans for the first time in 2021, but the Brockton Rox held on for an 8-6 victory in the first game Futures Collegiate Baseball League game played at Dodd Stadium.

Down 8-2 in the 8th, the Norwich comeback attempt ended with the tying runs on base after four consecutive Sea Unicorns batters reached down to their final out. Kyan Lodice (Omaha, NE/Kansas State) doubled to deep left to drive in James Dolan (Rockland, MA/St. Rose University), who beat the relay home with a head-first slide. Noah Budzik (Cromwell, CT/University of New Haven) followed with an infield hit on a diving stop at first by Connor Bertsh, who then misconnected with the pitcher on the flip to the bag to allow Lodice to score. Andy Martin (Miramar, FL/Elite Squad Academy) followed with his third hit of the game to represent the tying run, but a 6-0 deficit to Brockton after two innings proved too much.

Ben Rounds hit a bases-clearing three-run double as part of a five-run second for the Rox. Brycin Hernandez went 2-3 with a triple, a double, two runs, and two RBI for Brockton.

Lodice finished 2-3 with two runs, two RBI, and a walk. Martin went 3-4 with an RBI. Peter Phillips (Simsbury, CT/SCSU) pitched 5.1 innings strong out of the bullpen, scattering four hits and striking out four. Kalib Clark (Waterbury, CT/Post University) fanned four in two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.

The Sea Unicorns host the Westfield Starfires Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

The Norwich Sea Unicorns are located at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. The front office and box office are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person or by calling 860-887-7962. Sea Unicorns merchandise is available anytime by visiting goseaunicorns.com.