AUGUSTA, N.J. — The Tri-City ValleyCats’ first game in the Frontier League proved to be dramatic.
The ValleyCats scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit Thursday and beat the Sussex County Miners 2-1.
Denis Phipps singled with one out and scored on Carson Maxwell’s triple. Maxwell came home on Avery Tuck’s single.
Three ValleyCats pitchers held the Miners to two hits. Starter Carlos Santos struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings. Samuel Perez (1-0) struck out four in 2 1/3 innings. Trey Cochran-Gill struck out two of the three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth to earn the save.
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