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Butler, Yanks Serve Up Big Win

Saxon Butler lead the Yankees with 4 hits, 2 doubles.

The bats came alive for the Staten Island Yankees to snap the team out of a two-game losing streak. Saxon Butler lead the Yankees in the offensive outburst going a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Jose Roasario was right behind him going 3-for-4 with a RBI then came catcher Wes Wilson who was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs.

The Baby Bombers started the scoring off early on in the bottom of the first inning. With one out Jose Rosario lined a single to left and then moved to third when Exicardo Cayones reached on a fielding error. Rosario would come into score and Cayones moved to second on a passed ball before Saxon Butler lined a single up the middle to bring Cayonez to third. Ravel Santana then walked to load the bases for Matt Snyder. Synder worked the count to earn a walk and force home a run. Next up to the plate was the catcher Wes Wilson who promptly un-loaded the bases with a triple to left. At the end of the first Staten Island held a commanding 5-0 lead.

Staten Island bats were not finished there as they would plate another two runs in the bottom of the second. Danny Oh tripled to left to start and came home to score on a Jose Rosario single. Rosario then stole second but was caught stealing on his attempt to steal third. Exicardo Cayones then worked a walk to bring up Saxon Butler who hit a fly ball to center field for an RBI double. With that run the Yankee lead was extended to 7-0.

Hudson Valley would plate a run in the top of the third off of Yankees starter Gabriel Encinas. Encinas allowed just that run on two hits and striking out two in his three-and-a-third innings of work. He did not walk a batter but did hit two with a pitch.

The Yankees bats still were not finished as they plated another two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to bring their lead to 9-1. Jose Rosario grounded a single to the shortstop before Exicardo Cayones walked. Saxon Butler then sent a RBI double to left to bring home Rosario and move Cayones to third. Ravel Santana was next and he was hit by a pitch that originally looked like it hit him in the head but actually hit his wrist. Santana was removed from the game after a being looked at by the trainers and coaches, Taylor Dugas took his place on the bases. Matt Snyder was next and grounded into a RBI double play to the first baseman.

Dietrich Enns came into the game in relief of Encinas in the fourth and pitched a scoreless two-and-two-third innings of work, allowing just two hits and striking out three. He was followed by James Pazos who had two shutout innings and Taylor Garrison who had a perfect ninth inning to end the game.

Tomorrow night the Staten Island Yankees will host the visiting Aberdeen Ironbirds. Left-hander Evan Rutckyj is scheduled to get the start for the Baby Bombers.

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