Hurricane Baseball Improves to 3-1
Canes travel to Fair Haven & knock off the Slaters
Hartford's Tyler Hamilton
After losing a tough, low scoring 2-1 game at Brattleboro Thursday
night, the Hurricanes bounced back at Fair Haven Saturday morning with 12 runs
on 9 hits to beat the Slaters 12-7 and improve to 3-1 on the season. The Canes used a 6 run 5th inning
to take command in this one after the Slaters had briefly taken a 5-4 lead
after 4 innings.
Austin Gaudette got the start for the Canes and went 3 2/3 innings
before giving way to Jordy Allard to get them out of a 4th inning
jam. Allard pitched to just two hitters
to pick up the win while Tyler Hamilton closed out the game pitching 3 innings
of relief for the save. Austin Ellis took the loss for the Slaters.
Hartford’s 5th inning decided this one as they sent 11 men
to the plate scoring 6 runs on just 3 hits while taking advantage of 2 Slater
errors and 3 walks. Allard led off the
inning with a double to deep left center field and added a single & RBI
later in the inning to give Hartford a 10-5 lead.
Hamilton opened the game with a double down the left field line and
scored the game’s first run on a wild pitch by Slater starter Austin
Ellis. Gaudette knocked in Dylan Spencer
to give Hartford the early 2-0 lead.
The Hurricanes added to their lead in the top of the 2nd
when Tyler Hamilton drove in a run with his 2nd double of the game,
this one over the center fielders head.
Hunter Perkins, Austin Gaudette, Riley Packard & Kyle Hamilton
each added hits for the Hurricanes.
Fair Haven’s Parker Morse went 4-5 with an RBI & 3 runs scored
& Cody Seaver added 2 hits & 2 RBI’s.
Category 5 Hurricane Players of the Game: Jordy Allard & Tyler Hamilton. Allard went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s and earned the win. Hamilton went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI & pitched 3 innings in relief for the save.
Hartford improves to 3-1 on the young season while Fair Haven drops to 3-3. Hartford’s next game is a make-up game & their home opener vs U32 on Monday. The Slaters host Burr & Burton Monday.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hartford 2 1 0 1 6 0 2 12 9 2
Fair Haven 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 7 10 2
W - Jordy
S - Tyler Hamilton
L - Austin Ellis
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