AIGLES TAKE BACK AND FORTH GAME
May 30, Trois-Rivieres, QC — In a back and forth affair that featured two ties and four lead changes, the Susses County Miners (8-6) ended up with the short end of the stick, falling to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles by a final score of 5-4 on Thursday night at Stade Stereo+.
The Miners jumped out to an early lead when Mikey Reynolds grounded into a double play with a runner on third to score Alex Glenn for the first fun of the game. Sussex County then took advantage of back-to-back errors by the Aigles’ defense to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.
In the bottom of the second, the Aigles responded with two runs of their own in the form of a 2 RBI single off the bat of Sam Dexter to tie the game up 2-2.
Audy Ciriaco clapped back in the top of the third inning by taking a pitch from Chris Murphy deep for his first home run of the season. The Miners then led 3-2.
After a quiet fourth inning, the Aigles came to bat in the bottom of the fifth after retiring the Miners in order. Trois-Rivieres put up another 2 spot on Sussex County starter Andrew Vinson to pull ahead 4-3.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Miners sent their hottest hitter to the plate with a runner in scoring position and he did not disappoint. Jarrad Mederos hit a two out single, his second hit of the ballgame to tie the game up 4-4.
In the end, it was a familiar face that came back to bite Sussex County as former Miner Alexi Colon hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to drive in what would be the winning run of the game. Trois-Rivieres pulled ahead 5-4. The Miners would load the bases in the top of the ninth but could not push the tying run across and the 5-4 score would hold up for the Aigles.
Taylor Hyssong (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings of one-hit ball to earn his first victory of the season and Miners closer Brent Jones (0-1) suffered his first loss of the year after giving up the sac fly in the eighth. Angles reliever Angel Rincon came on in relief of Hyssong three batters into the ninth and retired three straight Miners to notch his first save.
The Miners are off tomorrow before traveling to Ottawa to open up a three game series against the Ottawa Champions on Thursday at 7:05 pm.
Article: Zach Smolen with Bret Leuthner contributing