BATAVIA, NY – The Staten Island Yankees opened a six-game road trip with a loss to the hosting Batavia Muckdogs. The Yankees defense committed two errors while the offense was only able to muster five hits.
Sean Carley got the start for the Baby Bombers. Carley went three innings, allowing three runs, two earned on three hits and a walk while striking out one. He was followed by Dillon McNamara who went four innings allowing two runs, one earned on five hits and a walk with two strike outs.
First baseman Connor Spencer accounted for three of Staten Island’s five hits in the game. Ty McFarland and Nathan Mikolas accounted for the other two Yankee hits.
The Baby Bombers were held off the board until the top of the sixth inning. Nathan Mikolas opened the inning with a double and scored when Renzo Martini reached on a throwing error by the Batavia third baseman, Martini went to second on the play. After a ground out by Devyn Bolasky moved Martini to third base, Luis Torrens sent a sacrifice fly to left field to bring him home.
The Yankees added one more run in the top of the ninth inning. With two-outs Connor Spencer lined a double to left, moved to third on a balk and then scored when Austin Aune reached on a fielding error by the Muckdogs’ second baseman.
Rony Bautista finished the game for Staten Island, striking out one batter in his hitless inning of relief.
Tomorrow night these two teams will meet again in game two of the three-game series. Right-hander Jordan Cote is scheduled to get the start for the Yankees.