Sunday, May 29
QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The Florence Y’alls took part in the Frontier League’s new sudden death rule for the first time, losing to the Quebec Capitales 2-1.
With the game tied at 1-1 after ten innings, the home team gets to elect whether to play offense or defense in a final half-inning. The batting team gets a runner on first and no outs. If the run scores, they win. If not, the pitching team wins. Quebec chose to defend, and the Y’alls advanced Billy Damon to third, but no further.
The Y’alls once again came out with an auspicious start. Joe Lytle, the former Quebec Capitale, hit a solo home run to right in the second inning. Quebec matched the run on a wild pitch in the fourth, and the game remained tied at 1-1 until the very end.
As the score would suggest, pitchers reigned supreme in this series finale. Jared Cheek’s 6.2 innings and Miguel Cienfuegos’ 8 set the tone. Florence’s Cheek faced only 25 batters to get 20 outs, and did not allow an extra-base hit. Griffin Baker and Joe Dougherty came out of the bullpen, combining to allow no hits in 3.1 innings.
Lytle had three of the seven Y’alls hits in the contest, his best offensive performance of the season. He had not homered at Stade Canac in Quebec City, formerly his home park, until today as a visitor.
The Y’alls finish their Canadian road trip with only one win in six games. However, Florence led at some point in all six.
The team embarks on its longest bus ride of the season, from Quebec City to home in Florence, Ky. for a six-game homestand beginning on Tuesday. The Y’alls welcome in the Washington Wild Things, then the Lake Erie Crushers.
The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. The Y’alls are back at home on Tuesday, May 31 for a series with the Washington Wild Things. First pitch is at 6:32 P.M. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com (http://florenceyalls.com/) or by phone at (859) 594-4487.