Plattsburgh, NY – The Japan Islanders defeated the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds in a big way on Monday behind the big power bat of Tommy Dunleavy.
Tommy Dunleavy led the Islanders offensively with 3 home runs in the game. This was the first time in Empire League history, any player has hit 3 home runs in a game.
Hiroki Itakura, Darius Barton and Aj Pollack join the hit parade as they also homered once each to give the Islanders a commanding lead in the game.
Lorenzo Hardit started for the Islanders and took the win while Anthony Socci would end up taking the loss for the Thunderbirds.
Thunderbirds actually led in the game going into the 4th inning with great hitting from Kezlin Douglas and Jake Ford who each had two 3 hits in the game. Ford hit a home run to the opposite field in the 9th. He would end with 3 RBI’s in the game.
George Sutherland had a pair of hits himself with 2 RBI’s and 2 Stolen Bases.
Japan Islanders took the win over the Thunderbirds by a score of 27-10. That was Japans first win of the season.
Article By Empire Media