Unicorns Win In Sudden Death Against Beavers, 4-4
September 3rd, 2022
UTICA, Mich. – Keon Taylor pitched the final 3.0 innings of the game, including the sudden death inning, striking out four and giving up one hit, to lead the Utica Unicorns (28-15) past the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (21-22), 4-4, on Saturday in front of a lively at Jimmy John’s Field.
Kevin Lambert hit his sixth home run of the season, scoring two runs, in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ari Sechopoulos had one hit, one run and one RBI.
For the Beavers, Travious Ford ended game one 2-for-4. Marcos Castillo had two RBIs, with one run scored. Dakota McFadden had the other RBI for Birmingham.
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.