TBIRDS TAKE TWO-GAME SERIES OVER SURGE

  • The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds took both games over the white-hot Saranac Lake Surge in a two-game series. In a series that was originally scheduled for four games, mother nature ran its course and Thursday’s doubleheader was postponed for a later date. Game one of the series was a high-powered offensive showcase where there was a total of 27 hits. The Surge came out of the gates hot with three runs in the first inning. Plattsburgh matched that total and more by adding five runs in the second inning, bringing the score to 5-3. Going into the top of the ninth inning Plattsburgh led Saranac Lake 7-6. Plattsburgh added an insurance run leading 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth. The Surge responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth tying the game at eight. This sent the game into extra innings. Plattsburgh scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning, and it was enough for the win as the Surge were unable to match in the bottom of the inning. Liam McArthur led the T-Birds in hits with three. Luis Rojas and Khie Simms each chipped in two hits. Jake Ferrante earned the win on the mound in relief and Adam Michalesko earned the save. Christian Montanez led the Surge in hits with three. Aj Wright, Brandon Gutzler, and Kenny Hernandez all had two hits for the Surge in the loss. Game two looked a lot like the first game of the series. In a game where there were 30 combined hits and 24 runs, it was another game for the hitters to shine. Plattsburgh got out to a hot start and looked like they had the game in hand leading 14-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Surge attempted to battle back with a six-run inning, but the comeback was thwarted as Plattsburgh took the game 14-10. Jhoendri Herrera, Luis Rojas, and Richard Miller paced the T-Bird offense all slapping three hits. Starting pitcher, Brelin Dixon earned the win on the mound in five innings of work. Surge outfielder, Brandon Gutzler smoked a game-high four hits. Teammates Juan Pena and Kenny Hernandez each chipped in three hits.
  • The Thunderbirds look to stay hot after winning three consecutive games as they travel back home for a series against the New Hampshire Wild. The Surge travel to Tupper Lake for a continuation of their rivalry series against the Riverpigs.
  • Article written by Ben Norcross.

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