Washington, P.A. (NEWS10) — After last night’s statement 9-2 win by the ValleyCats in the opener of a 3-game set at Wild Things Park, the ‘Cats looked to take a 2-0 advantage in the series and secure a series win heading into Thursday. Aneudy Acosta took the hill for the ‘Cats in his first start of the season.

The Wild Things struck first, with a bases-loaded, bases-clearing double off the bat of Scott Dubrule. After falling into a 3-0 hole, Tri-City responded with 3 solo shots, hit respectively by Brantley Bell in the top of the 4th, Juan Silverio in the top of the fifth, and Carson McCusker in the top of the 7th.

Tri-City relievers Oddy Nunez, Adam Hofacket, and Brac Warren held the Wild Things in check, keeping the game tied, and sending it to extras and closer Trey Cochran-Gill.

After a 1-2-3 top of the 10th, Cochran-Gill jogged on to face former ‘Cat Hector Roa, who successfully bunted over the international tiebreaker runner as the rain started to fall. With a runner on third, a Trey Cochran-Gill pitch would get by the outstretched arm of ValleyCats catcher Jonah Girand and sail to the backstop. The runner would score from third, and the Wild Things would win in walk-off fashion.

The ‘Cats look to secure a series win in Washington tomorrow, before returning to Tri-City to kick off a six-game homestand at “The Joe” on Friday, June 10th, as Kumar Rocker makes his second start as a member of the ValleyCats on Boots, BBQ, and Baseball / Peanut Free Night, presented by Capital Bank, SMPR Title Agency, and Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte. Get your tickets today by calling 518-629-CATS, visiting the team’s box office, or logging on to tcvalleycats.com.

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