ValleyCats hit 5 homers in 13-7 win over Otters


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Tri-City ValleyCats belted five home runs Friday as they continued their hot play coming out of the Frontier League All-Star break by beating the Evansville Otters 13-Y.

The ValleyCats have gone 6-1 since the start of the second half of the season. They are 3-1 on their six-game Midwest road trip. They took two of three from the Joliet Slammers.

Tri-City took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a pair of home runs. Cito Culver hit a solo shot, and Pavin Parks belted a two-run blast.

The home run parade continued in the second inning when Jesus Lujano hit a solo shot.

Brad Zunica hit a two-run homer in a three-run seventh that gave the ValleyCats a 10-4 lead. Brantley Bell added a two-run homer in the eighth.

Bell, Lujano and Zunica all had two hits each to lead the ValleyCats’ 10-hit attack.

The ValleyCats also took advantage of four errors committed by the Otters to score five unearned runs.

The teams meet again at 7:35 p.m. Saturday.

Tri-City 310 300 321 — 13 10 0

Evansville 000 040 030 — 7 10 4

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