Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tri-City wins NYPL Championship

For the first time in franchise history, the Tri-City ValleyCats are New York-Penn League champions, after a 5-1 win over Brooklyn in Game Two of the best-of-three series.

Carlos Quevedo was the hero, throwing 7IP, 3H/1ER, 7K:1BB for the win.

The scoring got started in the 3rd inning. Mike Kvasnicka singled to leadoff the inning, Nidiffer sac bunted him over to second, and Enrique Hernandez singled to right to bring in Kvasnicka.

But two straight Brooklyn doubles in the bottom half of the inning tied it up at 1-1, and it was almost more, but Brooklyn's J.B. Brown was thrown out at home trying to score on Ben Orloff's throwing error by Marcus Nidiffer.

Tri-City added two in the 5th when Kvasnicka doubled and scored on Orloff's single, who later scored on Hernandez' single. The ValleyCats put it away in the 7th when Adam Bailey hit a two-run, two-out double, scoring Hernandez and Austin Wates.

So, on the night, Enrique Hernandez was 3x4 (BB, 2RBI), and Mike Kvasnicka was 3x4 (2B). Ben Orloff was 2x5 with an RBI and two errors. Quevedo finished the season with eight walks in 85.1IP. Jorge De Leon threw a perfect 8th, and Mike Ness closed it out with 2H/0ER in 1IP.

Congratulations to the ValleyCats.

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