Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Friday, September 04, 2009

Defs double up the R-Phillies 12-6....

at Dodd tonight in front a big Friday night fireworks crowd of 6500+. CT was down 4-0 after the the top of the first as Neil Sellers connected off Ben Snyder for a three run homer as Reading jumped out quickly to a big lead.
CT came right back in the first as a hustling Brad Boyer beat out a two out infield hit and Brett Pill hit another moonshot to left to cut the Phillies lead in half. It was Pill's 18th HR and brought his RBI total to 107.
In the bottom of the second the Defender would score four times to take the lead. Bobby Felmy hit a long homer to right center to make it 4-3. Sharlon Schoop followed with a single and Tyler LaTorre reached on an infield error. Ben Snyder laid down a nice sac bunt to move both runners over to second and third. Brock Bond's RBI ground out tied the 4-4. Mike McBryde then homered to left, another bomb, for two rund and CT lead 6-4 and never look back. Felmy's homer was his 7th of the season and McBryde's shot was his 5th.
CT would ice the game with another four runs in the fifth. Sharlon Schoop's safety squeeze scored one run and LaTorre added a two run single and then scored on a Phillies error.
Plenty of hitting stars tonight as CT pounded out 17 hits in all. Bond had a double and triple and 2 RBIs. Schoop had a 3 for 5 night with a pair of RBI. But Bobby Felmy had a the best line going 4 for 5 with a double and homer with two runs scored.
Snyder gets the win to improve to 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA. Shane Kaufman and Dan Griffin wrap up the game for the Defenders.

Misc fan notes: I want one of those camo unis; they've grown on me. Very lively crowd tonight; especially in the early innings as the Defs were coming back.

I "talked" to Cutter last night in the elevator and Tater will be back befoe all is said and done.

RockCats beat the Thunder tonight which gives them a two game lead over Trenton with three games left for the second place race in the Northern Division.

Pics top to bottom are: Ben, Brett's HR, Ben's sac bunt, Bobby's HR and Mike's HR


Blogger Kelly said...

Awesome pictures! Love the one with Brett congratulating Bobby after his home run. What a great game! Go Defenders!

11:51 PM


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