STATEN ISLAND, NY – A walk-off homerun to left field by Zack Zehner on the first pitch he saw gave the Staten Island Yankees their second consecutive victory over the Lowell Spinners. The Baby Bombers remain in a tie for first place in the McNamara Division after the Brooklyn Cyclones won their Sunday afternoon game.
Lowell plated 2 runs in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead in the game but Staten Island came back to tie it up in the bottom of the fifth. With one out Ryan Krill was hit by a pitch then moved to second on a single by Junior Valera. After a strike out a wild pitch would both runners up 90-feet for Kyle Holder. Holder just missed a homerun to right field by about a foot but still brought home 2 runs on the 2-RBI triple.
A Drew Bridges homerun to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead, however the Spinners would come back for a run in the top of the eighth to tie the game once again. Then in the bottom of the ninth the Staten Island Yankees would celebrate after Zack Zehner homers to left-center field to bring the Baby Bombers to victory.
Michael Schaub earned the win allowing a hit in an inning of work, striking out 2 hitters along the way. Matt Borens got the start for the Yankees and pitched 4 2/3 innings off work, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. Jonny Drozd pitched 2 2/3 shutout innings in relief while Brett Marks pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk.
Monday night the Staten Island Yankees go for the sweep with Yoel Espinal set to get the start for the Baby Bombers. After that the Yankees will travel to Niles, Ohio for a 3-game set with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.