ROME, N.Y. – The Rome Generals (12-17) offensive came to life on Saturday as they defeated the Syracuse Spartans (14-13) by a score of 20-9. The Generals scored 20 runs as the Spartans dropped their sixth game in a row.
The Generals picked up three or more runs in five innings against the Spartans. Rome was paced by Shawn Tyler, who went 5-5 with six RBIs and four runs scored. The Generals chased Spartans starter Michael Bubniak out of the game in the fourth inning after he gave up six runs. Nick Borek also allowed six runs, three of them earned. Eddie Pietschmann pitched the eighth inning for the Spartans but allowed seven runs to score in his first game on the mound for Syracuse.
Six Generals batters, including Tyler, had multi-hit performances. Two other Generals batters joined Tyler as players with multiple RBIs. The Spartans pitching staff has allowed at least seven runs to teams during its losing streak.
On the other side of the ball, the Spartans offense had its moments. Lou Miceli went 2-5 with a solo home run and a double. Pietschmann produced at the plate with a double and a triple. Raimiel Rodriguez picked up his second multi-hit game of the season. The nine runs the Spartans scored against the Generals were the most they scored since their 12-6 win against the Syracuse Salt Cats.
The Spartans are back in action tomorrow against the Sherrill Silversmiths as the Spartans look to strike out ALS. You can help the Spartans by donating to the page bit.ly/spartansals2018. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 pm.