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Unicorns Win in Sudden Death, 4-4

June 22nd, 2023

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UTICA, Mich.Carsie Walker threw 4.0 scoreless innings, striking out six to lead the Utica Unicorns (8-4) over the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (6-7), 4-4, in sudden death on Thursday night at Jimmy John’s Field.

Right-fielder Ryan Major went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, while Justin Gomez and Cam Norgren scored the other two runs for the Unicorns.

RHP Jace Baumann pitched the final two inning of the game, getting the final six outs to secure the win for Utica.

For the Hoppers, Bryant Shellenbarger and Joe Kalafut each had two hits. Shortstop Alex Pup scored twice. Luis Acevedo has the 2,500 hit for the Hoppers.

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.