Tupper Lake, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds defeated the Tupper Lake Riverpigs by a score of 6-5 in a wild card single elimination game.
Thunderbirds took an early 3-0 lead over the Riverpigs in a game that send Korean Pitcher Sungmin Choi to face Thunderbirds Ace Jhoendri Hererra whos throwing 95mph.
Riverpigs would chip away to tie the game in the 6th inning at 3 with clutch hitting by Edward Salcedo.
In the 7th inning however, Thunderbirds catcher Alex Rodriguez would crush a 3-run daggering Home Run to give the Tbirds a 3 run lead.
But the Riverpigs were not done yet, as Salcedo would help get things going once again driving in a 4th run and following him was Drew Thomas who hit a clutch 2 out single to right field to score two runs and tie the game at 6.
Tbirds would add on one more run in the top of the 9th with a single by Richard Miller and the Riverpigs just couldn’t get one across in the 9th .
Plattsburgh advances to the Empire League Finals where they will face the Saranac Lake Surge in a best of 5 series startiing tomorrow through Monday. All Games are at 6:35pm
You can purchase tickets at the gate or watch live at Empireproleague.com and clicking on Live Games link.
Article by Empire Media