A patient approach at the plate and timely hitting equaled a winning combination for the Staten Island Yankees as they ended a losing streak with a 12-4 victory over the Lowell Spinners.
After the Spinners took an early lead in the bottom of the first the Yankees managed to tie things up in the top of the second. With one-out Jose Rosario doubled, then stole third with two-outs and came home to score when Daniel Lopez grounded a ball into right field for an RBI single
Staten Island scoring continued as they took the lead in the top of the third, Taylor Dugas started the inning off with a walk, went to second when Fu-Lin Kuo hit an infield single. After Saxon Butler struck out Ravel Santana worked a walk to load the bases. Exicardo Cayones then hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to bring home Dugas and give the Yankees never looked back.
In the top of the fourth inning the Baby Bombers opened up the game plating five runs. Jose Rosario lead off with a walk then moved to second on a wild pitch before Wes Wilson and Daniel Lopez worked back-to-back walks to load the bases. Jamiel Orozco then hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring home Rosario. Taylor Dugas lined out to center before Fu-Lin Kuo walked to load the bases again for Saxon Butler. Butler was then hit by a pitch, forcing home Wes Wilson. After the Spinners went to the bullpen Ravel Santana cleared the bases with a line drive double into left field giving Staten Island a 7-1 lead.
Lowell would plate two runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth but were unable to muster up any more runs in the game. Staten Island’s scoring was not done yet scoring two runs in the seventh and eighth as well as a single run in the ninth.
In the top of the seventh inning Exicardo Cayones walked, went to second on a wild pitch and then came home to score on a two-out Daniel Lopez double to left. Lopez came home on a double by Jamiel Orozco, giving the Yankees a 9-4 lead.
The Yankees runs reached double digits in the eighth when Fu-Li Kuo singled to left and then with one-out Ravel Santana hit a long homerun to left for two RBIs. Santana would add one more RBI to his stats in the top of the ninth. After Taylor Dugas and Fu-Lin Kuo walked and Saxon Butler flew out Santana doubled to left to bring home Dugas for the 12th Yankee run of the game.
Overall it was a good game for Staten Island offensively. Ravel Santana was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homerun and six RBIs. Daniel Lopez was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, a double and 2 walks. Fu-Lin Kuo went 2-for-3 while Taylor Dugas, Saxon Butler, Exicardo Cayones, Jose Rosario, Wes Wilson and Jamiel Orozco each had a hit.
Jeremy Bleich made the start for Staten Island, the rehabbing lefty went an inning and two-thirds allowing a run on two hits and a walk. Alex Smith followed him throwing a pitch in his one-third of an inning to earn the win. Scheduled starter Taylor Morton came into the game in the third allowing three runs on three hits and four walks with two strike outs in three and two-third innings. Dietrich Enns followed him with an inning and a third of shutout ball, allowing just a hit before Jeff Pazos finished it off throwing two innings of one-hit ball.