Ninth-inning home run sinks Batavia

Batavia starter Julio Frias went 4.2 innings and struck out five. (Photo courtesy of the Batavia Muckdogs)

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Joe Davis hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Lowell Spinners over the Batavia Muckdogs, 2-1 in game two of the New York-Penn League playoffs.
With the win, Lowell tied the series 1-1. The deciding game will be Friday night at Lowell.
Lowell used solo shots to produce all of its offense and received a record-breaking pitching performance from Yusneil Padron-Artilles who struck out 12 in a row. The old record in the Major Leagues (Tom Seaver) was 10 and the minor league record was also 10.
Batavia had strong pitching as starter Julio Frias went 4.2 innings giving up one run and strike out five.
Bryan Hoening was almost perfect going 3.1 innings, striking out seven and giving up just one hit. Joey Steele struck out one in the ninth and took the loss.
Lowell had just four hits. For Batavia, Milton Smith II was 2-for-3 and Nasim Nunez doubled and scored on a groundout from Dalvy Rosario.

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