SteepleCats win fourth straight, beating Danbury in 12 innings
NORTH ADAMS -- Vinny Zarrillo singled and Jose Cuas came across to score the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the North Adams SteepleCats a 4-3 win over Danbury on Thursday night.
It was the fourth straight win for the SteepleCats (8-8) and pushes them to the .500 mark.
Cuas singled to start the 12th inning for the SteepleCats. He then stole second base before Brad Anderson was intentionally walked with two outs. Cuas stole third and Anderson took second to put two runners in scoring position for Zarrillo. He came through with a single to the outfield to pick up the victory.
The game-winning hit was the third of the night for Zarrillo.
Joeanthony Rivera picked up the victory for North Adams. He went two innings and allowed just two hits.
Mark Reece got the start for North Adams, going five innings and allowing all three Danbury runs. He gave up seven runs and struck out three. Kyle Driscoll came in for a long relief appearance and kept the game tied for five innings. He struck out out five and allowed just two hits.
Roberto Suppa took the loss for Danbury.
Cuas' 12th-inning steal was his second of the night and brings his season total to four. He had two hits in the victory for North Adams.
Cody Doyle had the only extra-base hit for the SteepleCats, doubling for his only hit of the game. He also scored later in the inning.
North Adams plays at Ocean State tonight, and returns to Joe Wolfe Field on Sunday against Saratoga at 4:30 p.m.