The Hurricanes continued to stay hot sweeping a double header from the CT Tides (1-3) Saturday winning the first game 12-2 and the second 17-1. The Canes got 25 hits on the day and received stellar pitching efforts from four different arms. With the wins Hamden improves to 9-1-1 on the season.
In game one the Canes got off to a hot start in the bottom half of the first plating 9 runs. Pitcher James Michaud would shut down the Tides over the course of the next three innings, striking out four, walking only one and not allowing a single Tides hit to move to (3-0) on the year. Andrew Kirschenbaum would come on and finish off the game for the Canes, striking out three in his two innings of work. At the dish, the Hurricanes knocked out 12 hits including two apiece from Kyle Brennan, Ryan McCarthy and Damon Savenelli. Tyler Rowe and Connor Dow added doubles in the winning effort.
Kyle Brennan got his first start of the year in game two and responded brilliantly striking out four and scattering two hits over his four innings of work to earn his first win of the year. Hamden again used a monstrous first inning to set the tone. This time they plated six with none bigger than the two knocked in off the bat of a Kirschenbaum double. The Canes added nine more runs in the fourth to seal the victory. Andrew Rice appeared in his second game on the bump this year inducing a 1-6-3 double play and finishing off the game for the Canes. In game two the Hurricanes had 13 hits with Kwadir McIntyre and again, Kyle Brennan shouldering the load tallying three hits apiece while Avery Shugrue added a two run double of his own for Hamden. Brennan finished with five hits and five RBI's on the day while extending his hit streak to 11 games.
The Canes are back in action Monday night when they take on the undefeated Wolcott Storm at 7 p.m. at the Sportsplex in North Branford. Come out and support your Hurricanes!