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6/8/21 Game Recap Sea Unicorns 6 Bravehearts 6 (NOR - HR Derby 7-3)

Sea Unicorns Win Wild One in Worcester Behind Seven Bender Blasts in Home Run Derby
June 8, 2021

(Worcester, MA) - Colton Bender (Lebanon, CT/Quinnipiac University) hit seven home runs in the extra-inning home run derby and Bryan Loriga (Hialeah, FL) and Kyan Lodice (Omaha, NE/Kansas State) both hit two-run home runs in the early innings to lead the Norwich Sea Unicorns to a power-driven victory over the

(Worcester, MA) - Colton Bender (Lebanon, CT/Quinnipiac University) hit seven home runs in the extra-inning home run derby and Bryan Loriga (Hialeah, FL) and Kyan Lodice (Omaha, NE/Kansas State) both hit two-run home runs in the early innings to lead the Norwich Sea Unicorns to a power-driven victory over the Worcester Bravehearts on the road Tuesday night.

Bender's blasts gave the Sea Unicorns their first ever home run derby win in the format that decides games in the FCBL when tied after 10 innings. He outhomered Worcester's Alex Neff 7-3 to earn the victory after Kalib Clark (Waterbury, CT/Post University) closed the game with five strikeouts through three perfect innings of relief to keep it tied 6-6.

Norwich tied the game with two runs in the eighth inning when Tremayne Cobb (Huntington, MD/University of Hartford) doubled home Matt Malcom, then came home on a two-out error to knot the game up.

Both Loriga and Lodice hit their first home runs as Sea Unicorns, with Loriga's blast opening the scoring in the first and Lodice opening up a four-run Norwich lead in the third. The Bravehearts came back with four in the third to tie the game, then took the lead with a run in the fourth and another in the sixth on a Rico Riley solo homer.

The Sea Unicorns look to make it three in a row on the road again Wednesday night at 6:00 pm against the Nashua Silver Knights.