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Connecticut Tigers offensive statistical leaders

September 7, 2010

Batting Average

1. Julio Rodriguez- .270
2. P.J. Polk- .267
3. Ryan Enos- .265

On-Base Percentage

1. P.J. Polk- .343
2. Josh Ashenbrenner- .327
3. Ryan Enos- .323

Slugging Percentage

1. Ryan Enos- .378
2. Julio Rodriguez- .360
3. P.J. Polk- .356


1. Ryan Enos- .701
2. P.J. Polk- .699
3. Julio Rodriguez- .677

Home Runs

1. Ryan Enos- 4
2. James Robbins- 3
2. Londell Taylor- 3

Runs Batted In

1. James Robbins- 37
2. Ryan Enos- 31
3. Alexander Nunez- 27

Stolen Bases

1. P.J. Polk- 29
2. Ryan Enos- 16
3. Alexander Nunez- 14

Isolated Power

1. Ryan Enos- .113
2. Alexander Nunez- .105
3. James Robbins- .100


Tigers take two

August 5, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers took a big step forward in the Stedler Division standings Wednesday after winning both ends of a doubleheader against the Hudson Valley Renegades.  The wins moved the Tigers to just a half of a game behind the division-leading Vermont Lake Monsters.

Both games were tight contests that ended with identical 2-1 scores.

Patrick Lawson earned the win in game one

Tigers pitcher Patrick Lawson earned the win in game one, allowing one run on five hits in five innings pitched.  The performance continued his string of excellent starts since moving into the rotation in place of Patrick Cooper, who was promoted to West Michigan on July 29.

Alexander Nunez got the Tigers offense going in game one with a fourth inning double to the left center field gap.  Nunez scored one play later on a Josh Ashenbrenner triple down the right field line.

Eric Roof added to the Tigers’ lead with a chopper that bounced over the head of Renegades first baseman Phil Wunderlich and into right field for an RBI single.

The Renegades scored a run in the top of the fifth inning and would have tied the game if Tigers shortstop Ryan Soares had not made a perfect relay throw to nail Kyle Lusson out at the plate.

After securing the victory in game one, the Tigers took an early lead in the second game of the doubleheader when Ryan Enos hustled around the bases for a first inning run.  Enos got on first with a single, stole second base, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Josh Ashenbrenner scored a run in both games Wednesday

The Renegades responded with a run in the second inning when Nicholas Schwaner scored on an RBI single from Elias Otero.  Otero hit a hard grounder up the middle that shot passed the outstretched glove of diving shortstop Brett Anderson.

The Tigers regained the lead in the fourth inning after a James Robbins RBI double that put the Tigers ahead for good.

After allowing one run in five strong innings of work, Tigers starting pitcher Miguel Mejia gave way to Tyler White, who notched three strikeouts in two scoreless innings to earn the save.

The Tigers and Renegades will continue their series at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.  Rayni Guichardo (3-2, 4.15) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by James Patterson (1-1, 4.50) of the Renegades.

Tigers take series with 3-1 win

August 1, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers prevailed 3-1 over the Tri-City Valleycats in another low-scoring game Sunday in front of 1,175 fans at Dodd Stadium.

Josue Carreno earned the win Sunday

The Tigers offense got on the board early with two first-inning runs off of Valleycats starter Bobby Doran.

P.J. Polk led off the first with an infield single.  Ryan Enos advanced Polk to third on a well-executed hit and run, on which Enos singled through the right side of the infield.  With Alexander Nunez at the plate, Valleycats catcher Ryan McCurdy allowed Enos to advance to second on a passed ball.

Nunez grounded out to the second baseman, but it was hit softly enough to score Polk and advance Enos to third.  James Robbins followed with a groundout to shortstop, on which Enos had to hold at third base because the Valleycats had pulled the infield in.  The next batter, Josh Ashenbrenner, delivered an RBI single to center field.

The Valleycats countered with a run in the second inning, but that lone run was all they could muster against the Connecticut Tigers pitching staff.

Tigers starting pitcher Josue Carreno earned the win, allowing one run in six innings while recording four strikeouts.  He did a good job of locating his 88-91 mph fastball in the strike zone, throwing 64 percent of his pitches for strikes.  He had success getting swings and misses with his curveball and mixed in a changeup to keep Tri-City’s hitters off balance.

After 89 pitches, Carreno gave way to Tim Mowry, who pitched two scoreless innings in his Connecticut Tigers debut.  He did not throw very hard, but all of his pitches had excellent movement.  His 87-89 mph fastball had good sinking action and his slurvy breaking ball darted right-to-left across the plate.

The Tigers will continue their homestand on Monday with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lowell Spinners.  Brennan Smith (0-2, 2.76) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Tigers.

Tigers split doubleheader with Lake Monsters

July 23, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers split Thursday’s doubleheader with the Vermont Lake Monsters, winning game one 11-7 and losing game two 4-3.

James Robbins led the Tigers’ hit parade in game one, going 4-4 with a double and a triple.  Kevan Hess earned the win, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings in relief.

The Tigers entered the seventh inning of game two with a 3-1 lead, but Antonio Cruz entered the game in relief of Tyler Clark and failed to hold the lead.  Matt Perry and Josh Ashenbrenner each had two hits in the losing effort.  P.J. Polk walked three times and stole three bases.

The Tigers will continue their homestand Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Tri-City Valleycats.  Patrick Cooper (2-1, 3.18) is the probable starting pitcher.

Tigers take series with 2-1 win

July 16, 2010

With one out and runners on first and second in the bottom of the first inning, Connecticut Tigers designated hitter Matt Perry hit a routine ground ball to State College Spikes second baseman Andy Vazquez.  With Josh Ashenbrenner bearing down on second base, Vazquez hurriedly flipped the ball wide of shortstop Walker Gourley and into the outfield.

Connecticut Tigers pitcher Patrick Cooper allowed 1 run in 6 innings of work

The error allowed Alexander Nunez to score and moved Ashenbrenner to third base.

Had Vazquez made the play, the Spikes might have turned an inning-ending double play and cruised to a 1-0 victory at Dodd Stadium Friday night.  Instead, the error allowed Nunez to score and kept the inning alive for the Tigers.

Ashenbrenner would score shortly after on a sacrifice fly by Julio Rodriguez and the Tigers went on to win 2-1 in a game that lasted only one hour and thirty-nine minutes.  The game was so quick that it was barely dark enough for the post-game fireworks.

Tigers starting pitcher Patrick Cooper was excellent in the victory, notching seven strikeouts and allowing only one run on two hits through six innings.  His fastball sat 88-90 mph and he mixed in a slider and changeup.

Michael Torrealba pitched the final three innings for the Tigers and earned a save for his effort.  He notched four strikeouts and continued his domination of the New York-Penn League, setting up hitters with a 92-93 mph fastball and inducing them to swing and miss at his high 80s slider.

The Tigers will travel to Fishkill, N.Y. for a three-game series against the Hudson Valley Renegades beginning on Saturday.  Rayni Guichardo (1-1, 4.57) is scheduled to start Saturday for the Tigers.

Tigers split doubleheader

July 10, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers split Saturday’s doubleheader with the Batavia Muckdogs, losing game one 5-3 and winning game two 8-1.

Clemente Mendoza was charged with the loss in game one.  He allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks in five innings of work.  Antonio Cruz pitched a scoreless inning in relief  in his first appearance since getting hit in the left arm by a line drive.

Alexander Nunez and Josh Ashenbrenner both had productive games offensively, with Nunez going 2-3 with a walk and Ashenbrenner going 3-3 with a walk and a double.

Patrick Lawson, who made a spot start for the Tigers in the second game of the doubleheader, allowed one run in four innings with one walk and three strikeouts.  Tyler Clark pitched three scoreless relief innings with two walks and three strikeouts.

P.J. Polk, Ryan Enos, Eric Roof, Les Smith and Ryan Soares all had two-hit games in the Tigers’ victory.

The Tigers will continue their road trip with a three-game series against the Williamsport Crosscutters in Williamsport, Pa.  The Crosscutters, New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are currently tied for second place in the Pinckney Division with an 11-11 record.  The Tigers are 13-9, which puts them in second place in the Stedler Division.

Rainout in Batavia

July 9, 2010

Friday’s game between the Connecticut Tigers and the Batavia Muckdogs has been rained out.  The two teams will play a double-header Saturday beginning at 5:05 p.m. in Batavia.  Patrick Cooper (1-0, 1.50) is scheduled to start game one for the Tigers.  Clemente Mendoza (1-2, 8.05) will get the start in game two.

The Tigers won the first game of the series 4-2 Thursday night.  The game was an extra-innings affair that ended with the Tigers scoring two runs in the top of the tenth inning.  Josh Ashenbrenner, who reached base on an error by Muckdogs shortstop Yunier Castillo, scored on an Eric Roof triple.  James Robbins added an insurance run, knocking in Roof with an RBI single.  Kevan Hess held the Muckdogs scoreless in the bottom of the frame to give the Tigers their 12th win of the season.

Tigers starting pitcher Brennan Smith pitched well, allowing only one run on two hits in five innings of work.  He recorded five strikeouts and did not allow a walk.