HILLERT DOMINATES EXPLORERS FOR SECOND WIN OF SEASON

RINCON, PR – The New Hampshire Wild have defeated the Explorers for the second time in a row this season.

Wild had 8 hits to the Explorers 4. Sammy Carter for the Explorers continues to hit well adding a  hit to his hits count for the second game in a row.  Steven Figueroa and Ricardo Sanjurjo both had a pair of hits for the Wild.

“I felt really good out there and my teammates are all playing together to make this happen. We are playing defense, we are hitting and it makes my job easier” – Mitchell Hillert

Cody Den Beste scored a pair of runs and has made an immediate impact on the Wilds Lineup meanwhile Ricky Rivera scored the only run for the Explorers

Mitchell Hillert, who has been added to the Irish National Team roster had a perfect game going for the Wild until an error followed by a single in the 6th inning broke up the perfect game and no-hitter. Hillert went 8 innings and struck out 4 batters while only giving up  2 hits.

The Explorers have some figuring out to do as they have not been able to do much defensively. Scott Hall went 6 innings giving up 4 earned runs and striking out 6 batters.

The Wild improve their record to (2-0) while the Explorers drop to (0-2).

SUGAWARAS 5TH HIT OF THE DAY INCLUDES A WALK OFF RBI SINGLE

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.

JOHNSON TOPS 95MPH, DEITERS CLUTCH IN COMEBACK WIN

RINCON, PR –  The New York Bucks defeated the Puerto Rico Islanders by the score of 5 to 4 with just one out remaining in the top of the ninth inning.

With runners on second and third and two outs in the top of the 9th ininng down 4-3, Bucks third baseman Peyton Deiter crushed a 2-run double in what was a very entertaining and well fought opening day. Michael Heller earned the victory and Patrick Donohoe was handed his first loss of the season.

Bucks starter Aljordan Johnson topped out at 95mph against Puerto Rico Islanders starter Wendell Floranus who topped out at 94mph.   Aljordan threw 5 innings of work while Floranus went for 4 complete and both had no decisions.

“My heart is still pumping, what a game that was, starters threw well and my guys fought till the end. I’m really proud of my guy for battling back and earning that win” Manager Ernesto Punales

During the 7th inning, the Bucks sent Kenneth Collins to the plate and after walking and a argument from Islanders Manager Tony Rodriguez, an out was given and it would be a game changing moment in the game as  the Islanders were able to get out of the inning and take the lead in the bottom half of the inning  with some patient hitting and great baserunning.

It wouldn’t be enough for Puerto Rico however as the Islanders loss the lead with needing just one more out. That’s when Deiters hit a monster shot that hit the top of the fence in left field to take the lead and the Bucks went on to win by the score of 5-4.

VOGEL FANS 13, DEN BESTE LEADS WILD OFFENSIVELY IN OPENING DAY WIN

RINCON, PR –  Opening day was one to remember as the New Hampshire Wild defeated the Explorers by a score of 5 to 2.

The New Hampshire Wild took an early 2-0 lead  in the top of the 2nd innings  when rookie outfielder Cody Den Beste singled, stole third base after a Sean Washington hit and scored  on a sacrifice fly by Mark Shkrelja . Sean Washington scored on an error by  Explorers shortstop.

The Wild would tack on two more runs in the top of the 4th inning when Cody Den Beste doubled to the right center gap, stole second base and third base and was driven  in by Augustus Constantino’s 2 out triple.  Constantino would then score on a clutch double by Wild Catcher Ricardo Sanjurjo to the right field line.

Josh Lavender would score in the 5th on a passed ball after a smoked double to the right center gap and a stolen base.

Alex Dockery would score for the Explorers in the bottom of the 4th inning  after a lead off walk and a stolen base led to a first and third situation in which a stolen base throw to second scored Dockery from third.

The Explorers would then go on to add one more run  in the 7th after a lead off single by Robert Brown who scored on a sac fly by  lead off hitter Ryan Rivera.

Wild starter Matt Vogel was phenomenal through 6 innings and would earn his first victory of the season allowing just one run on 2 hits and striking out 13 Explorers.

Matthew Cassinelli earned the save for the Wild handing Explorers starter Mike Melendez his first loss of the season.

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