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Yankees Catcher Luis Torrens behind the plate (Robert M. Pimpsner)

SI Yanks Lose Close One to Doubledays

STATEN ISLAND, NY – After three hours of back-and-fourth ball, the Staten Island Yankees fell to the visiting Auburn Doubledays, 5-4. A crowd of 2,060 fans was on hand for FDNY appreciation night.

Yankees 2014 fourth round draft pick, Jordan Montgomery got the start for the Baby Bombers. Montgomery allowed a run on two this and a walk in his two innings of work.

Staten Island tied the game up at one in their half of the second inning thanks to a solo homerun by Yankees right fielder Austin Aune.

The Baby Bombers took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Chris Breen started the inning off with his seventh double of the season and then scored when with one-out Austin Aune reached on a fielding error by the first baseman.

Auburn tied the game once again in the top of the fifth inning with a run off of fifth round pick Jordan Foley. That was the only run they would get off of the young right-hander as he allowed just four hits and a walk in his four innings of work.

Sam Agnew-Wieland came into the game in the top of the seventh inning and allowed a run on three walks in two-thirds of an inning of work to give the Doubledays the lead.

Staten Island retook the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Vicente Conde and Nathan Mikolas worked back-to-back walks to start the inning and then both moved up 90-feet on a sacrifice bunt by Renzo Martini. Auburn then intentionally walked Devyn Bolasky to pitch Luis Torrens who has struggled a bit since his 21-game hitting streak ended. Torrens then promptly sent the ball off the wall in right field to earn two RBIs. Bolasky attempted to score on the play but was thrown out at the plate.

Auburn would retake the lead in the top of the eighth inning when they touched Andury Acevedo for two runs on three hits and a walk in his inning and a third. He was followed by Tim Giel who pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just a hit.

Tomorrow morning the Staten Island Yankees and Auburn Doubledays will meet in the rubber game of the three-game series. The Baby Bombers will be hosting Camp Day, with an 11am start. Ty Hensley, the 2012 first round pick, is scheduled to get the start.

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