The first round of the New York-Penn League Playoffs resumed at “The Joe” on Sunday night with the ValleyCats taking on Auburn for game two.
Old friend, Sammy Baseball, was on hand to toss out a ceremonial first pitch and to help get the crowd fired up.
The teams were introduced with ceremonial lineups prior to a great rendition of the National Anthem by Lucy Gladstone. Her sister Haley provided a beautiful performance of God Bless America later in the game as well.
The ‘Cats were not sharp out of the gate as Auburn plated three in the top of the first inning. Tri-City had their chances to climb back into the game but left the bases loaded in the bottom of the first on their way to leaving a whopping thirteen men on base.
After finally breaking though in the fifth, the ‘Cats cut the deficit to one in the sixth on back-to-back hit-and-run plahs. Unfortunately, they would get no closer as Auburn pulled away for a 5-2 victory.
The third and final game of the series will take place at 6:00 PM on Monday at “The Joe.” Show your support as the ValleyCats look to advance to the championship series for the second time in three years.