3,338 fans packed into Joe Bruno stadium Wednesday evening for the 1st of a 3 game home stand between the Tri-City ValleyCats and Vermont Lake Monsters. Despite a mini run in the 8th, it just wasn’t meant to be, as Tri-City would fall by a final score of 7-2.
The ValleyCats entered this one off a 3 game road trip in Brooklyn, in which they went 1 and 2, with the bright spot coming from a 17 inning win on Monday. As Tri-City entered this game at 2-3 for the season, the chance to even things out with a win Wednesday night, potentially putting them at 500(3-3) did not come to fruition.
Throughout the game Tri-City struggled on the mound but certainly had numerous opportunities to put runs on the board. Twice the ValleyCats left the bases loaded, failing to put up any runs despite golden opportunities.
The bright spot came in the 8th when designated hitter Ronnie Dawson was able to score 2 runs off a big hit, with sloppy fielding from Vermont. Still, it was simply a little too little, a little too late.
After the game, Tri-City manager Lamarr Rogers was not able to talk to the media, appearing to be battling some type of respiratory issue.
The ValleyCats hst the Lake Monsters again Thursday at The Joe, with first pitch set for 7:00pm.