The Tampa Yankees were back at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday evening to begin a six game homestand, firs taking on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the second game of the series after a 7-1 victory in the first game of the series on Thursday night. But, the T-Yanks were unable to get pass the Tigers as they fall 6-4. RHP Rookie Davis (ERA 3.16) took the start for the T-Yanks and got roughed up a bit in his four innings of work on the mound.
In the first inning, Lakeland took a quick 3-0 lead but in the bottom of the first Mark Payton walked and was then proceeded by a single by Tyler Wade. A single by Matt Snyder then loaded the bases, with one out. A two run single by Mike Ford then put the Yanks on the board and down by one run.
In the top of the third the T-Yanks were then able to tack on three more runs for a 6-2 ballgame.
Davis pitched four innings allowing ten hits and six runs; striking out just one batter.
In the bottom of the sixth, Mike Ford and Ericson Leonora both scored runs to make it a 6-4 game. The Tampa Yankees were unable to get any more of an offensive push.
The Tampa Yankees will take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the third game of the series on Saturday night with Chaz Hebert (1.80, 1-1) taking the mound for the Yanks.