The Tri-City ValleyCats lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Hudson Valley Renegades on Saturday night 7-6 in extra innings.
The ValleyCats tied a season-high with 14 hits, capped by Nate Perry's go-ahead two-run blast in the 10th inning. Carlos Machado added a 5-for-5 day at the plate, yet the ValleyCats fell victim to a walk-off home run.
Marvin Malone scored runners off of first and third base with his third home run of the year to take down the ValleyCats in a game that they once led by three runs.
Alex Holderbach used two early run-scoring hits to jump out to a 3-0 lead, before Hudson Valley struck back four in the third inning.
Then down by a run, Drew Ferguson tied the game at 4-4 with an RBI double in the fourth inning.
This score held all the way through regulation, forcing extras.
Luis De Paula was the losing picher on record for Tri-City, despite stranding the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth just to force a 10th inning.
After De Paula started the inning with Jacson McGowan at second base, he walked one batter, before surrendering the walk-off homer to Malone.
The win for Hudson Valley gave the Renegades the win in the season series over Tri-City 5-4.
Now with a record of 37-29, the ValleyCats continue to lead the Lowell Spinners by four games in the Stedler division with nine games left to be played in the regular season.
Tri-City will now return home for its final regular season home stand against the Aberdeen Ironbirds. First pitch in the series opener will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Coverage will begin on the Tri-City ValleyCats Radio Network with Steven Cusumano approximately 15 minutes prior to first pitch.
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