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ValleyCats heading back to finals

ValleyCats heading back to finals

The defending champion Tri-City ValleyCats are back in the New York-Penn League championship series

The defending champion Tri-City ValleyCats are back in the New York-Penn League championship series after a 6-5 win Thursday night over the Connecticut Tigers at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

The ValleyCats swept the best-of-three series, also winning Game 1, 3-2, in 11 innings on Wednesday.

In Game 2, the ’Cats took a 6-0 lead after a three-run fourth inning, but the Tigers scored five in the next two frames to keep the pressure on.

Derek Fisher was 2-for-2 on the night with two RBI for Tri-City.

Austin Chrismon pitched 5 1⁄3 innings for Tri-City, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits. He struck out three and walked one. He was lifted in favor of Chris Munnelly, who allowed another two runs, then Angel Heredia came in to stop the bleeding, getting the final out of the sixth inning.

Heredia pitched a perfect seventh, then Derick Velazquez was perfect through the final two innings for Tri-City, striking out the frame in the ninth for the save.

The best-of-three championship series will begin Sunday at the winner of the other semifinal series, which is tied 1-1 between Hudson Valley and State College. Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3 will be in Troy, Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

The ValleyCats beat State College in last year’s championship series.

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