SARANAC LAKE, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds have defeated the New Hampshire Wild in the Empire League Championship Series two games to take home the 2019 Empire League Championship.
The Thunderbirds took the lead in game one and never looked back. Chris Tessitore was the Pitcher of the series with 2 wins in the playoffs.
Drake Sykes made Empire League history in the wild card playoffs by hitting a 0-2 count with 2 outs , bases loaded and down by 3 runs hit a Grand Slam to keep the season going for the Thunderbirds.
Chris Tessitore got the win in the Wild Card game and also the win in game 2 of the finals where the Thunderbirds won the championship. Simon Palenchar, Hiroki Itakura and Stephen Octave led the offensive attack for the Thunderbirds.
This Championship is the Thunderbirds 2nd franchise championship in Plattsburgh.
Article by Empire Media