Tigers ‘A’ overwhelm Bridgeport Bombers

Robert Galbreath
Posted 6/6/24

The Torrington Tigers cruised past the Bridgeport Bombers in a home double-header on June 4.

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Tigers ‘A’ overwhelm Bridgeport Bombers


TORRINGTONA 10-run, blowout first inning by the Torrington Tigers ‘A’ team against the Bridgeport Bombers rocketed the Tigers to a resounding 12-3 victory in the opening game of the June 4 double-header at home.

Torrington’s fielders quickly secured three outs against Bridgeport in the top of the first inning, preventing the Bombers from driving in a single run.

Pulling out all the stops in the bottom of the first inning, the Tiger offense took control of the game. Rhett Clarke and James Stienmetz both singled for two RBI apiece. Ayden Desmond and Xavier Sanchez singled for one run each. A sacrifice fly by Desmond resulted in two additional runs.

The Tigers widened their advantage by one run, 11-1, following a sacrifice bunt from Sanchez during the top of the second inning. Mateo Correa rounded out scoring for Torrington with a single in the third inning.

Over the course of the opening game, Drew Kramer, Brody Shields and Clarke each tallied two hits against the Bombers.

Clarke stepped up to the  mound for the first two innings, striking out four. Kramer came in as relief and struck out five.

The Tigers maintained their momentum into the second game of the double-header, soundly defeating Bridgeport, 9-2.

Six runs by Torrington in the second inning placed the Tigers ahead of the Bombers, 6-1. Stienmetz singled for one run. Correa drew a walk and Kramer was struck by a pitch, each resulting in one run. Caleb Kelly hit a sacrifice fly for an additional run.

Kramer led the Tigers in batting against Bridgeport in the second game with two hits for two RBI. Garrett Hager and Stienmetz both tallied one hit for one run each. Barrett Bruch also had a hit for the Tigers.

Kramer stole two bases and Sanchez and Correa both collected two walks.

Correa started for the Tigers on the pitcher’s mound, striking out five. Sanchez played relief and struck out two.

The Tigers host the Dean Bullock Memorial Tournament this weekend, Thursday through Saturday. The action opens with Torrington squaring off against the Lockwood Razorbacks on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Tigers play the Rocky Mountain Lobos on Friday at 2 p.m., followed by a game against the Peltz Co Spartans from Alliance, Nebraska, that evening at 7 p.m. Games on Saturday are TBD.