Zunica Leads Sod Poodles To First-Ever Home Win At Hodgetown
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Way to go Soddies! Sod Poodles' clean-up batter Brad Zunica led the home team to their first win ever at Hodgetown with a two-home run, five RBI night, marking the team's second win of 2019. Amarillo won by a final score of 8-2.
The Sod Poodles wasted no time opening up the scoring in Tuesday's game when first basemen Zunica hit his fourth home run of the season to give Amarillo the early 2-0 lead in the first inning.
In the bottom of the second, the Amarillo offense exploded with five runs to extend their lead to 7-0. The first two runs came via a Buddy Reed two-RBI single to center field scoring Peter Van Gansen and Nate Easley. Zunica followed with a second home run, a three-run home run to right field, marking his fifth home run in six games.
Amarillo and Midland would trade runs in the third inning to make an 8-1 difference in favor of the Sod Poodles.
Sod Poodles right-handed starter Emmanuel Ramirez was lights out in game two after allowing just one run on four hits and striking out six Midland batters in his first start of the 2019 season. The Amarillo bullpen would take over in the top of the seventh with Blake Rogers in his second appearance of the season. Rogers spanned six innings allowing four hits and striking out six.
Andres Munoz and Kazuhisa Makita would both come on in the ninth inning to secure the Sod Poodles first ever victory at HODGETOWN by the score of 8-2.