BARNSTORMERS THUMPED IN NIGHTCAP
Sugar Land Launches Five Homers in 15-6 Win
Jared Mitchell slammed two homers and drove in six runs to lead the Sugar Land Skeeters to a 15-6 win over the host Lancaster Barnstormers Tuesday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The rout completed a day-night doubleheader sweep for the Skeeters who took the opener, 1-0.
Mitchell clubbed a solo homer with one out in the top of the first off Jonathan Albaladejo (0-3). Cody Stanley and Juan Silverio added solo blasts over the next pair of innings for a 3-0 Sugar Land lead.
Stanley connected again in the top of the fifth for a 6-0 lead. Mitchell tacked on a RBI single later that inning before an eighth run crossed the plate on a force play grounder.
The Mitchell slam came in the top of the eighth off reliever Logan Sawyer on the heels of a bases loaded walk to Alvaro Rondon and made it, 13-1. Two more strode home as Albert Cordero greeted Caleb Gindl with a two-run double.
Gindl singled home a run in the bottom of the eighth, and the Barnstormers built some momentum with four runs on five singles in the ninth, including two on a base hit to left center by Dan Gamache.
The series concludes on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with John Anderson (2-0) taking the hill for the Barnstormers. Fans may tune into the Barnstormers YouTube Channel, beginning at 10:45.
NOTES: Sugar Land banged out 21 total hits and had 42 total bases in the game…The run and hit totals were the most since a 17-run, 22-hit performance by Bridgeport at Harbor Yard on August 8, 2017…The last opposing player to drive in six runs in a game was Ryan Dent of York, June 11, 2017…Brian Mayer recorded his first RBI on a sacrifice fly in the ninth…K.C. Hobson has hit safely in seven of the last eight games.