in 11 Innings
The opening playoff
game between the Batavia Muckdogs and Tri-City Valley Cats ended up being a wild
ride all the way until the end with the contest going into extras.
Tri-City got things going, lighting up left-hander John Gast for
four runs in the first inning and then tagging on another three in the third for
an early 7-2 lead.
The Muckdogs took a
two-run lead with a six-run sixth inning rally starting with a Jonathan Rodriguez double. With two-outs left in the inning, Yunier Castillo, Chris Edmondson, Victor Sanchez, Nick Longmire, and Audry Perez connected for five consecutive hits and
drove in the runs to get ahead.
The game went
scoreless for the next two innings until in the bottom of the ninth when 2009
All-Star Chase Reid entered to close out the game for Batavia. Reid walked
the first batter then coughed up a two-run shot to the next batter to blow the
save. The Tri-City offense struck again in the bottom of the 11th with
another long ball off Reid to send the Muckdogs to a loss.
Edmondson 2-for-5 with one
double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one walk, and one
Sanchez 1-for-3 with two
RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one walk, one sacrifice, one sac fly, and one
Longmire 3-for-4 with two
two-out RBIs, one run, two walks, and one hit by pitch.
Perez 1-for-6 with two
two-out RBIs, grounded into two double plays, and allowed one stolen
Rodriguez 4-for-6 with one
double, one run, and one throwing error.
Joey Bergman 1-for-4 with one
run, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double
Matt Valaika 1-for-1 at the
Geoff Klein 2-for-4 with two
walks, one run, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Castillo 1-for-5 with one
two-out RBI, two runs, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Anthony Ferrara entered in the
sixth and pitched one inning. He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and
struck one out for the hold (1). (g/f:1-0)
Keith Butler entered in the
seventh and pitched 1.1 innings. He allowed two hits and no runs for the
hold (1). (g/f:2-2)
Justin Wright entered in the
eighth and pitched to two batters. He allowed no hits or runs, and struck
two out for the hold (1). (ir-s:2-0)
Gast started and pitched
five innings. He allowed nine hits, seven earned runs, two home runs, one
intentional walk, hit one batter, and struck eighth out.
Reid entered in the
ninth and pitched 2.1 innings. He allowed two hits, three earned runs, two
home runs, three walks, and struck one out for the blown save (1) and losing
decision (0-1). (g/f:3-1)
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Nick Longmire was on base five times but Batavia took a walkoff loss in game one of the NYPL playoffs.
Nick Longmire was on base five times but Batavia took a game one walkoff loss in the NYPL playoffs