Game one on the 64 game schedule for the Sea Unicorns went down as not only a learning experience but a chemistry builder.

A game that took three hours, 30 minutes saw Norwich put up 11 runs although still lose by three runs for a final score of 14-11.

Brandon Cahill of USJ in West Hartford pitched four innings recording seven strikeouts. Cahill looked impressive on the mound and his control was good.

A lack of arms in the pen contributed to the amount of runs allowed as relievers were scarce to start the season. 

Up until the sixth inning, the game was all Bravehearts baseball as they scored three runs compared to Norwich’s one. Johnny Knox got the Sea Unicorns on the board with an RBI single scoring C.J Egrie in the third. 

The bats went dormant until that sixth inning which saw four runs scored for Norwich. Logan Meusy scored one while Austin Bohlman hit a towering fly ball that was ruled an error to score two. Bohlman would go on to score via a passed ball for the fourth run of the sixth. 

The Sea Unicorns would score one run in the next inning, followed by that big five run inning, which was thought to be the decisive blow. 

With the Sea Unicorns up 11-6, the Bravehearts needed just six hits to score eight runs. One of those hits came via a three-run-home-run by Marc Willi, his second of the game. 

A total of six walks, two passed balls, and two wild pitches contributed to the loss. Norwich would be put down by a game ending double play to finish the game. 

The positive takeaways from today’s festivities is that the bats for the Sea Unicorns are alive and well. DJ Perron and Logan Meusy each had a multi-hit game and Brennan Hyde along with C.J Egrie both showed great plate discipline with three walks each. 

As for pitching, reinforcements will be available soon as the college season winds down with just a few weeks left. 

The Sea Unicorns now travel to Vermont for a two game series as they look to get that first win of the young Futures League season.