May 17, 2022 Home Game
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FLORENCE, KY – Despite scoring 12 unanswered to tie the game in the seventh inning and then scoring two more to tie the game in the ninth, the Florence Y’alls came up on the losing end of a high scoring 19-15 final score against the New Jersey Jackals Tuesday night at Thomas More Stadium.
Tied at 14 after nine innings, the Jackals (3-1) scored five times off of closer Joe Dougherty, highlighted by a two-run chop single over the pulled-in infield by Josh Rehwaldt. Justin Wylie and Trevor Abrams also had RBI knocks to extend the lead. The Y’alls would score the free runner via the international tiebreaker rules with a runner on second in the bottom of the tenth inning, but could get nothing more to pull off another comeback.
The Y’alls (1-3) forced extra innings by roaring back from a 12-run deficit. New Jersey scored eight runs in the second inning and four more in the third against Florence starter Casey Grimm thanks to three-run home runs for Trevor Abrams and George Bell Jr. (son of former American League MVP George Bell), a two-run shot for former MLB player Alfredo Marte, and RBI hits for Dalton Combs and Jason Agresti.
Florence chipped away with two runs in each of the third, fifth, and sixth innings and then scored six in the seventh to tie the game. Alberti Chavez hit a grand slam to dead center field to tie the game at 12 apiece. Anthony Brocato and Brennan Price also hit long balls as part of the comeback.
Rehwaldt was originally the hero in the eighth inning before his extra innings knock thanks to a two-run single to give the Jackals the lead back at 14-12, but the Y’alls again tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Austin Smith. One run scored on a throwing error, another on a passed ball that ricocheted into the dugout to force in a run.
Every batter for both team recorded six plate appearances each. Todd Isaacs, Santiago Chirino, Combs, Marte, Rehwaldt, Agresti, and Abrams all had a multi-hit game for New Jersey. Chavez, Brocato, and Harrison DiNicola had a multi-hit performance for the Y’alls.
The teams are back at it tomorrow for a 6:31 PM first pitch at Thomas More Stadium to continue a nine-game homestand for Florence to begin the year. Leonardo Rodriguez gets the ball for the Jackals, opposed by Edgar Martinez for the Y’alls.
The Florence Y’alls 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 Y’alls Ballpark, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. The Y’alls continue their nine-game homestand against New Jersey again tomorrow night. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com (http://florenceyalls.com/) or by phone at (859) 594-4487.
Thomas More Stadium, Home of the Florence Y'alls
Conveniently located just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati off I-75 in Florence, Kentucky.
Rain in the forecast? No problem!
Thomas More Stadium boasts a fully-turfed playing surface allowing teams to play through rain with ease.
Pitcher's mound and bullpens are also fully-turfed.
Enjoy the excitement and comfort of playing in a professional atmosphere.