Unicorns Score Late to Beat Mammoths, 5-4 in Sudden Death
July 2nd, 2022
UTICA, Mich. – Leandy Castro drove in the game-winning run in the top of the seventh inning and Kenny Rodriguez finished 1-for-3 with two runs batted in to lead the Utica Unicorns (13-2) to a 5-4 win over the Westside Woolly Mammoths (5-10) on Saturday night in game one at Jimmy John’s Field.
Right-handed pitcher Keon Taylor (4-0) picked up the win in relief, striking out four batters in 2.0 innings. Third baseman Kevin Lambert went 2-for-3 and drove in one run.
Elijah Brown led the Woolly Mammoths offensively, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Brown hit his first home run of the season. Houston Parker had two hits in game one of today’s doubleheader.
The sudden death format is as follows: a coin toss will take place at home plate between the managers of both teams. The home team will call their selection as the umpire tosses the coin. The winner of the coin toss will select whether they will take the field defensively or bat in the inning. The team at bat will remain the same batting order as the previous inning with the hitter making the last out placed at first base. If the team scores a run, they win. If they are held scoreless, the victory goes to the team on defense.