Thursday, Jun 29
Y’alls Drop Series to End Homestand
FLORENCE, KY – The Florence Y’alls (21-21), presented by Towne Properties, fell 14-3 in their series finale versus the Trois-Rivières Aigles (15-26). The loss hands the Aigles the series victory and drops the Y’alls to 4-5 on their latest homestand.
Florence got off to a fast start against Aigles righthander Gage Feeney. In the bottom of the first inning, Florence scored a trio of runs and brought nine hitters to the plate. After a leadoff walk to first baseman Craig Massey and a single from right fielder Ray Zuberer, designated hitter Brennan Price doubled both home to give the Y’alls a 2-0 lead. Four batters later, catcher Zade Richardson grounded a single into left to drive in another run. With the bases loaded and two outs, center fielder Cole Brannen drove a deep fly ball to left that Trois-Rivières left fielder L.P. Pelletier caught as he crashed into the wall. Pelletier would later leave the game, but his run-saving catch changed the momentum of the game for good.
The Y’alls and starter Jake McMahill (4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) carried their 3-0 lead into the third inning, but Trois-Rivières rallied to tie the game. Two hits and a walk loaded the bases for third baseman Juan Kelly, who cleared the bases with a three-RBI triple.
Neither team would score until the fifth inning. The Aigles began adding to their lead against a pair of Florence relievers. Righthanders Andrew Kramer and Donovan Armas struggled through three straight innings of offensive pressure. In the fifth, the Aigles scored two runs on a Juan Kelly RBI single and an RBI groundout from designated hitter Brendan Dadson. Up 5-3, Trois-Rivières then broke the game open with a seven-run sixth. 11 hitters came to the plate on four hits and four walks. The Aigles led 12-3 after six, tacked on two more in the seventh, and never looked back.
Florence loses the series 2-1 and finishes its nine-game homestand with a 4-5 record. The Y’alls travel to begin a six-game roadtrip starting on Friday, June 30th. The Y’alls begin the trip with a three-game set at Windy City. Game 1 on Friday is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.
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.