The New Britain Rock Cats finished off a four-game sweep of the Harrisburg Senators with a 7-2 win on Sunday afternoon at New Britain Stadium.
Zach Kroenke fired five solid innings in which he allowed just two runs despite being on only three days of rest. Colin Bates completed a scoreless sixth inning. However, in the seventh, New Britain tagged Bates for five runs (three earned) on three hits. Robert Benincasa finished off the ballgame with a 1-2-3 eighth inning.
Adrian Sanchez provided the first sign of offense for Harrisburg by hitting the left-centerfield wall in the air for his sixth double of the season. Cole Leonida led off the seventh inning with a double of his own, and later came around to score on an RBI fielder's choice by Cutter Dykstra. Kevin Keyes then chased Dykstra around from first with an RBI double down the left field line.
The Senators are off tomorrow and will return home to start the final homestand of the season, a six-gamer at Metro Bank Park. Harrisburg will face off against Portland on Tuesday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m. on 1460 AM or via senatorsbaseball.com, 1460theticket.com or the iHeart Radio app.
The Senators box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.senatorsbaseball.com.
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