Morrisonville, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds have defeated the Japan Islanders to earn their first victory of the season winning 14-3.
The Islanders looked to be taking control early on when they took a 4-1 lead in the 3rd inning. Hiroki Itakura scored the first run as he got on base with a single and scored together with Ryosuke Sato, who walked, on a 2-run single by Taiga Sato. Aj Pollack, who reached base with a bunt single, scored on a sac fly by Tommy Dunleavy. Calvin Rucker continued the scoring when Tredell Blow doubled to left center to give Japan a 4-0 lead.
Thunderbirds would fight back with 7 runs in the 4th. Anthony Socci belted a deep grand slam homer to left center field trees to cap off the 7 run 4th.
Thunderbirds would tak on 6 more in the 8th inning as Japans Bullpen struggled to get guys out.
This was the Thunderbirds first win of the season.
Article by Empire Media