LOWELL, MA – Staten Island Yankees pitcher Domingo Acevedo had one of the best starts of his career as he tied a career high 10 strike out performance after 6 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks.
Acevedo threw 80 total pitches, 58 of them for strikes, as he limited the Lowell Spinners by making use of his powerful fastball that reached 100 miles per hour several times in the game. The only contact Spinners hitters made were on breaking pitches as they struck out 10 times. The last time Domingo struck out 10 hitters in game came on August 3, 2013 when he struck out 10 DSL Mets in a 4 2/3 inning performance.
After the Spinners got off to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning the Baby Bombers responded by tying the game up in the top of the second. Try Amburgey lined a sharp double to left field to start the inning moved to third on a ground out by Brandon Wagner and then scored on a soft line drive single by Ryan Krill into left. Staten Island took the lead in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a moon shot by Trey Amburgey, his first professional homerun that broke a light on the scoreboard.
Domingo Acevedo left the game with the 2-1 lead with Josh Roeder taking over in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Spinners had other plans as they plated a run off Roeder in the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Roeder went on to pitch 2 innings allowing just the one run on a hit and 2 walks, striking out 2 batters.
Andrew Del Bosque threw 1 2/3 innings to get the win, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1 while Michael Schaub needed just 3 pitches to earn the save.
The Staten Island Yankees scored the winning run in the top of the tenth inning on Zack Zehner’s fifth homerun of the season.
On Sunday the Yankees will attempt to go for the sweep with 2015 second round pick Jeff Degano scheduled to make the start.