STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Staten Island Yankees fell to the Auburn Doubledays in an early morning game at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Campers were treated to a back-and-forth game that went into the tenth inning before the Doubledays were able to cement their victory.
Ty Hensley, the Yankees 2012 first round draft pick, got the start for the Baby Bombers. His second start in the NY-Penn League after being called up from the Gulf Coast League. Hensley threw 55 pitches over three innings, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Hensley sat around 89-91 miles per hour on his fastball but dialed it up to 93 MPH a couple of times.
After Auburn got out to an early two-run lead in the top of the first the Yankees responded with two runs of their own. Collin Slaybaugh worked a walk to start the bottom of the first, moved to second on a wild pitch and then scored when Isaias Tejada hit his fourth homerun of the season over the left-field wall.
After the Doubledays added a run in the top of the third the Baby Bombers would tie it back up at three in the bottom of the fourth. Vicente Conde walked with one-out and moved to third when Renzo Martini doubled on a line drive to left. After Daniel Lopez grounded out, Conde would score on a groundball single by Collin Slaybaugh. Martini was thrown out at the plate attempting to score.
Andrew Chin followed Hensley on the mound and the young left-hander threw 20 pitches over two innings allowing just a hit before David Palladino took over on the hill. Palladino took the loss allowing four runs over four and a third innings on seven hits and a walk on 75 pitches. Two of those runs came in the top of the sixth inning.
After Auburn took a two-run lead in the top of the sixth the Yankees got one back in the bottom of the inning. Chris Breen and Vicente Conde hit back-to-back singles before Renzo Martini reached on a fielding error by the third baseman. After a strike out by Daniel Lopez, Collin Slaybaugh hit an infield single to third to bring home Breen and cut the lead to one.
In the bottom of the seventh Staten Island would tie the game once again. Luis Torrens started off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a one-out single by Connor Spencer before moving to third on a walk to Vicente Conde and scoring on a bases loaded walk to Renzo Martini.
In the bottom of the eighth inning the Staten Island Yankees would take the lead. Jose Javier lined a one-out double to left and moved to third when Luis Torrens grounded out to second. Catcher Isaias Tejeda then hit a RBI double to left to bring home Javier.
David Palladino went out to pitch the ninth inning and allowed a two-out homerun before being charged with the go-ahead run in the tenth. Matt Wotherspoon finished the game for the Baby Bombers tossing nine pitches over two-thirds of an inning.