Despite scoring nine runs, five of which came in the second inning, the Sea Unicorns dropped their first meeting with cross-state rival New Britain on the season.
Leadoff batter CJ Egrie worked a walk to start the game followed by a stolen base. He was driven in by Andrew Bianco as the Sea Unicorns drew first blood.
In the bottom of the first, the Bees quickly got back in the mix, countering with two runs courtesy of a two-run homer.
Norwich would get their revenge with that five-run second inning. A double by Logan Meusy and an RBI single by catcher Ben Jerome got the ball rolling. A good eye and a few passed balls would score more runs for the Sea Unicorns.
A bases-clearing triple by DJ Perron would be the big moment of the inning, which would also be Perron’s third triple in four games.
The Bees would once again answer right back with a one run second inning followed by a three run third and a four run fourth. A grand slam in the fourth put this game out of reach.
Looking to make a comeback, Norwich would score three runs in the fifth to pull the score within one.
Unfortunately, the comeback attempt was all for not as both teams would not score again for the rest of the night as New Britain would remain undefeated.
The Sea Unicorns pitching staff has yet to find its groove, surrendering 14 hits along with two home runs. On the brightside, the command has improved and more strikes were thrown.
CJ Egrie continues his stolen base streak as he swipes two tonight for seven on the young season.
Catcher Ben Jerome was the most successful batter for the Sea Unicorns recording two hits with two RBI’s.
Norwich now heads to Nashua to face the Silver Knights before returning home to Dodd Stadium Monday for the first time in 2023.