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Friday, Jun 9

11:03 PM

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Empire State Greys

Y’alls Dominate at Home in Series-Opening Win

FLORENCE, KY – The Florence Y’alls (15-10), presented by Towne Properties, raced out to an 11-run lead through three innings and never looked back against the Empire State Greys (6-18) on Friday. Florence won its series opener in dominant fashion and has now scored double digit runs in three of its last four home games.

The Y’alls swung early, swung often, and swung well against Empire State starter Amaury Telemaco Jr. The Y’alls scored their first run in the first inning when right fielder Ray Zuberer walked, stole second and third, then came home to score on a wild pitch. In the second, Florence strung together a five-run rally. With one out, six straight hitters reached base. Catcher Zade Richardson added an RBI single and second baseman Andres Rios doubled in a pair as the Greys struggled defensively.

In the third inning, two big swings gave Florence a double-digit lead. After first baseman Harrison DiNicola singled to lead off the inning, third baseman Brian Fuentes was hit by a pitch. Two batters later, Zade Richardson clubbed a three-run home run to left-center field to give the Y’alls a 9-0 lead. A single by left fielder Marcos Castillo and a walk to center fielder Cole Brannen then set up Zuberer, who doubled them both in to make it 11-0 Y’alls.

In the sixth, Florence added two more runs on RBI singles from Harrison DiNicola and Zade Richardson.

Armed with a bounty of run support, righthander Edgar Martinez pitched effectively and tied his season-long for innings pitched with a seven inning effort. Martinez allowed just three hits, allowed a single run, walked five, and struck out nine in a winning effort.

Florence now leads the season series 1-0 and all-time series with Empire State 4-0. Game 2 of the series is Saturday, June 10th at Thomas More Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:36 p.m. ET.

The Florence Y’alls presented by Towne Properties 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. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com (http://florenceyalls.com/) or by phone at (859) 594-4487.

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