AGUADA, PR – The Puerto Rico Islanders have defeated the New York Bucks in walk-off fashion as Islanders Shota Sugawara and Bucks Simon Palenchar have big offensive game.
It was a hard fought game once again between the Islanders and Bucks but this time, the Islanders came away with the victory. Shota Sugawara went 5 for 6 with a double a run scored an 2 RBI’s.
The Islanders come back was sparked by a monster 3-Run Home Run by Juan Avila that cleared the second wall of the Islanders stadium over 415 feet.
“2 Big hits by our guys, they battled like they did last night and we came away with the victory and thats what its all about” Manager Tony Rodriguez
Simon Palenchar put up some really good numbers today going 4 for 5 also blasting his first home run of the season, solo shot off starter Ryo Sanogawa. Palenchar ended with 2 RBIs.
Also with big days for the Bucks were Matt Martinez 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Franklin Jennings 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and for the Islanders Will Ramos knocked a couple of singles.
It was an interesting game as Islanders Japanese starter Ryo Sanogawa faced Bucks Japanese starter Chikara Igami. This was Igami’s first professional start. Catching Igami for the Bucks was Japanese catcher Takeru Sorita. At one point the three Japanese players were pitching, catching and hitting.
It was definitely a hitters day as the final score was 12-11. Winning Pitcher was Jordan Matos and losing pitcher was Kyle Richards.