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April 24, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Cup of Coffee: Olt leads Sea Dogs to walkoff win

4/24 Cup of Coffee: The Sea Dogs rode a furious ninth inning to a walk-off win against Trenton. Mike Olt (pictured) led the charge with a 3-for-5 performance, hitting a homer and the winning single. Salem lost both games of a doubleheader, scoring only one run on the day. Both Pawtucket and Greenville were rained out.


Pawtucket Red Sox, Gwinnett Braves (ATL) (PPD)
The PawSox and Braves were rained out on Sunday afternoon. The two teams meet again next weekend in Pawtucket and will likely make up the game with a doubleheader then.


Third baseman Mike Olt led the Sea Dogs to a walk-off win with his two-run single, capping a four-run ninth. Olt had a big game for Portland, going 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs. Tzu-Wei Lin also recorded three hits, including a home run and a triple. Trey Ball struggled with his control in a shaky performance, allowing five runs and four walks in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Luis Ysla, Austin Maddox, and Jamie Callahan kept Portland in the game with 4 2/3 combined shutout innings of relief.


The Red Sox received a strong start from Matt Kent, who allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits and punched out four, but were unable to provide him with any run support. Salem recorded only five hits in the game, scoring their only run on an RBI groundout by Josh Ockimey in the sixth. Michael Chavis's double was Salem's only extra-base hit of the game.

The Red Sox were trounced in the second game of their doubleheader as a single by Jhon Nunez was Salem's only hit of the game. Daniel McGrath started on the mound and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings, walking three and fanning two. Yankory Pimentel tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Mitchell Osnowitz allowed two runs in an inning.


Greenville Drive, Rome Braves (ATL) (PPD)
Sunday's game in Greenville was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 2.


Player of the Day: Mike Olt provided the walk-off hit for the Sea Dogs on Sunday, driving in two with a single, but that was not his only contribution. Olt was 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in total and was a key factor in Portland's win. In 13 games this season, Olt is slashing .213/.296/.426 with two home runs.

Photo Credit: Mike Olt by Kelly O'Connor