Senators Drop Extra-Inning Affair 3-2 to Hartford
Isaac Ballou with big night
The Harrisburg Senators started their important nine-game road trip Thursday against Hartford and lost 3-2 in ten innings. It was the second time this season the Senators have been walked-off. With the loss the Senators fall to 57-47 on the season while Hartford improved to 59-44.
German Marquez started for Hartford and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning when Rafael Bautista reached on a two-out infield single. Andrew Stevenson followed with a sharp single to right and then Isaac Ballou tripled in both runners to tie the game 2-2.
Hartford had scored an unearned run off starter Jaron Long in the third, then Raimel Tapia homered in the fifth to give the Yard Goats a 2-0 lead.
With the score 2-2 in the tenth, Stevenson singled with two outs, stole second and then tried to score on a single to center by Ballou but was thrown out by Tapia on a perfect throw home.
Hartford then turned a lead-off walk into a run in the bottom of the tenth when Jan Vazquez drove in Rosell Herrera with a two out single. Ryan Brinley took the loss for the Senators.
Only Bautista, Stevenson and Ballou had hits for the Sens. Long tossed six strong innings followed by Justin De Fratus, Wander Suero and then Brinley.
Games two and three of the series are Friday afternoon with game one starting at 1:05 p.m. The games can be heard on Fox Sports 1460, through iHeart Radio, and the Tune In app, which is available through the Senators website.