Norwich, CT - The Connecticut Tigers (25-26) scored three runs on five hits in the bottom half of the first inning to pick up a 3-0 win against the Aberdeen IronBirds (28-24). The contest was shortened to five innings due to rain and field conditions at Dodd Stadium.
Kingston Liniak and Jose King opened up the contest with back-to-back hits to put runners at second and third to start the inning. Eliezer Alfonzo delivered an RBI double to bring home King after Liniak scored on a wild pitch from Jake Lyons (Loss, 0-3).
Corey Joyce singled for the fourth hit of the inning to put runners at the corners. Kona Quiggle drove in the third run of the game on an RBI single to make it 3-0. Lyons went 0.2 of an inning with three runs on five hits and one strikeout.
Keider Montero (Win, 1-1) got the start for the Tigers. Montero pitched five innings surrendering no runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Montero stranded runners at first and second in the fifth to seal the shortened win for Connecticut.
The Connecticut Tigers will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Cyclones at MCU Park. You can catch all the action on the Norwich Courtyard by Marriott Connecticut Tigers Radio Network on 1310 WICH. Elijah Gonzalez will have the call. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. 2019 individual game tickets, season memberships for "The Club", mini plans, and team merchandise are on sale now! The front office and box office are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person, online at www.cttigers.com, or by calling (860) 887-7962
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