‘Cats deleted twice in doubleheader at Tigers

Dodd stadium, the home of the Connecticut Tigers of the NY-Penn League. Photo: CT Tigers.

NORWICH, CT — The Tri-City ValleyCats (3-6) were outlasted twice on Wednesday, falling to the Connecticut Tigers by a combined score of 13-4 in a doubleheader. The first game was a makeup from opening night on June 18, which was rained out.

GAME 1: Connecticut- 3, Tri-City- 1. BOX SCORE

The ValleyCats were held to two hits, pushing their lone run across the plate in the top of the fifth inning on a double play that scored Kristian Trompiz, who led off the inning with a single. On the mound, starting pitcher Ricardo Castro (1-1) was credited with the loss in five innings of work, allowing six hits and one earned run.

GAME 2: Connecticut- 10, Tri-City- 3. BOX SCORE

The ValleyCats scattered seven hits through seven innings, scoring one run in each of the first three frames (innings). Corey Julks scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Adams in the first, Connor MacDonald added another on a throwing error in the top of the second, and an RBI single by J.J. Matijevic plated their final run in the third.

The Tigers scored ten runs on 11 hits in seven innings off four Tri-City arms. Luis Ramirez (0-1) picked up the loss, walking three and allowing three earned runs in just a third of an inning of work.

The ValleyCats have yet to win on the road and will try again on Thursday when they take on the Tigers at 7:05 p.m. Cesar Rosado will take the hill for the ‘Cats, opposite Brad Bass of the Tigers.

ValleyCats director of media relations Chris Chenes contributed to this story.