Norwich - The Staten Island Yankees snapped their 11-game losing streak Wednesday night, beating the Connecticut Tigers in a New York-Penn League game at Dodd Stadium.
The Tigers, who had their four-game winning streak end, were done in by homers, as Ravel Santana and Peter O'Brien hit back-to-back shots in the top of the second to give the Yankees (16-33) a 2-0 lead. Claudio Custodio had a RBI double in the third to make it 3-0.
Connecticut (22-27) scored twice in the sixth. Charlie Neil scored on an error and Danry Vasquez scored on a groundout by Jared Reaves, who had two hits.
In other Tigers news:
• Four Tigers have been selected to play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers - infielder Reaves, infielder Tyler Hanover, outfielder Vasquez and left-handed pitcher Josh Turley.
Vasquez, a non-drafted free agent from Venezuela, is batting .323 with 12 doubles and 26 RBI; Turley, the Tigers' 16th round pick from Baylor, is 2-0 with a 0.43 earned run average; Hanover, a 33rd round pick from LSU, is hitting .294 with two home runs and 11 RBI; and Reavers, a 25th round choice from Alabama, is batting .271 and has scored 21 runs.
• Recent Connecticut College graduate Jenn Shinall has signed a professional contract with KUSG Leimen Young Guns in Germany. She will begin training on Aug. 22 and the season starts Sept. 22.
"We could not be more happy for and proud of Jennifer," Conn coach Brian Wilson said. "Earning a roster spot on a European professional team as an American guard from a Division III program is a significant accomplishment given the roster limits for Americans and the large number of U.S. players seeking to play in Europe each year."
As a senior, the 5-foot-2 guard led the Camels to a 16-7 record and their first New England Small College Athletic Conference playoff berth. She averaged 13.3 points per game and finished her career with 1,216 points.
• Joe Luginsland's single scored Mickey Amanti in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Esh's a 2-1 win over the ACD Rangers in the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series in the Eastern Connecticut Major League. The second game is today at 5:45 p.m., at Bridebrook Park in Niantic.
Mitch Furber pitched a five-hitter for the win, striking out seven with two walks.
Brian McGugan had two hits and stole two bases and Amanti had two hits, scored twice and stole two bases for Esh's. Tyler Wild had two hits for the Rangers.
• Chris Wojick pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Johnny Rockets beat the Pirates 1-0 in the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series. The game game is today at 7 p.m., at Washington Park in Groton.
Johnny Rockets scored in the botom of the first when Walker Cranston led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Zrenda. Kenny Oldzewski pitched a three-hitter for the Pirates.
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• Zach Wood homered twice to lead Jewett City to a 16-2 win over Lebanon. Jewett City led 7-0 after one inning as Tyler Mikula hit a three-run homer and Wood had a grand slam.
Mikula had three hits and Kyle Dombrowski, Mike Esposito, Garet Griffin and A.J. Openchofski had two hits each for Jewett City.
• T.J. Shamas pitched a four-hitter and scored three runs, leading the N.E. Tides beat Jewett City 6-2 Tuesday. Eddie Lorah had two hits and Shamas struck out five for the Tides. Garet Griffin had two hits for Jewett City.
• Luke Foster singled, doubled, scored a run and drove in a run to help lead Fewls to a 2-1 win over Lebanon Tuesday. Bruno Blanchette was the winning pitcher, struck out six in four innings. Paul King and Austin Creamer had doubles for Lebanon.
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• Kendrick Boss allowed only one hit and struck out nine in six innings of relief as the Connecticut Raiders beat New London 9-6. Troy Stefanski drove in two runs and Jimmy Kintner doubles for the Raiders.
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• Mitchell Clapsadle pitched a one-hitter as Waterford beat Pirates Gold 7-2 Tuesday. Chase Speller doubled and scored twice for Waterford.