CONCORD, NH – The Empire League kicked off its 2019 regular season of baseball and it was an exciting one. The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds defeated the New York Bucks in blowout fashion, Saranac Lake Surge earn first win in franchise history as new  city, and Road City Explorers break a long losing streak by defeating the Puerto Rico Islanders in Puerto Rico.

The newest franchise of the Empire League, Saranac Lake Surge, won their first game this evening in Concord, New Hampshire  by the score of 7-3. This was the city’s first victory as a team in Saranac Lake and also the first for first year manager Ken Matzusaka.  Catcher Tyler Hill of the Surge led the offensive attack going 3 for 3 with a run and a RBI, while Right hander Ricky Schafer tossed a 7 innings  allowing just 1 earned run .

First victory for manager Ken Matzusaka is out of the way and that completes day one of Empire League play.

Game times for tomorrow are 12:00pm Thunderbirds vs Bucks at Lefty Wilson Field, 2:00pm Surge vs Wild in Concord New Hampshire and 7:30pm Explorers vs Wild in Aguada, Puerto Rico.

Article by Empire Media