Cal Ripken Minors RockHounds vs Tin Caps 1st Game
The Conval Rockhounds and the Conval Tin Caps battled to a 9-9 tie in Cal Ripken Minors league play Tuesday night in Francestown. Kaiden Bateman started for the Rockhounds and held the Tin Caps to 2 runs over the first 3 innings. He helped his cause with a 2-run homer in the top of the first. Meric Grenier pitched 2 strong innings, striking out 3. Ryan Tatro made his Minors debut to close out the top of the 5th striking out 2. He gave a great effort to some great hitters. Nolan Darowski made his Minors pitching debut for the Tin Caps and had 3 strikeouts over 2 innings. Darowski was relieved by Brady Carpentiere who had 6 strikeouts over 3 innings of shut out ball. Carpentiere drove in Zach Pease with the tying run with a triple in the top of the 5th. Daniel Patenaude also had a big hit during the Tin Caps rally. Aggressive base running by both sides and good defensive plays kept the game close.
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