Green Giants Dominate Irish Hills

(ADRIAN, MI) – The St Clair Green Giants fought back last night to improve their record to 8-2 with a 10-9 come from behind win over the Irish Hills Leprechauns in Adrian, MI.

Facing a 5-0 deficit after 4 innings, the Green Giants chipped away by getting a run in the the 5th. The Giants then sent all 9 men to the plate in the 6th to put 4 more runs on the board and tie the game.

In the bottom of the 6th, St Clair’s Nathan Schneiderman logged 2 swinging Ks before Freddy Jehle was thrown out at 1st after a called 3rd strike. After playing a scoreless 7th, St Clair scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning to take the lead.

Again batting around, the Green Giants scored all their runs with 2 outs. Adam Tanoue, Chase Rollin, Roberto Duncan, Jalen Thomas, and Nick Howie all scored, with Thomas crossing the plate on an error by the centre fielder.

The Leprechauns attempted a comeback of their own with 2 runs in their half of the 8th. However, reliever Justin Culligan shut down the Irish uprising by inducing Devin Hager to fly out to left.

In the 9th, the Leprechauns again put 2 more on the board and then got the tying run into scoring position. This time Culligan put a point at the end of the score as Chase Turner and Trent Theisen both struck out swinging.

Tanoue, Thomas, and Conor Mckenna each stroked 2 RBIs in the winning effort. Additionally, Mckenna went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 runs scored to up his batting average to .429 on the season.

After four straight wins and their second straight series sweep St Clair enjoys a 3 game lead in the GLSCL Northern Division over the Grand River Logger.

The Green Giants will get two nights off before resuming the road trip Monday against the Muskegon Clippers. First pitch crosses the plate at 7:05pm.


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