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Tigers take opener from Doubledays

Published August 10. 2013 4:00AM

Dominic Ficociello had two hits and drove in a run Friday night as the Connecticut Tigers opened a three-game New York-Penn League series against the Auburn Doubledays with a 3-1 win.

The Tigers (23-28) scored two runs in the top of the first inning and added a run in the fifth inning. Curt Powell, Kasey Coffman and Zach Kirksey scored runs and Ben Verlander drove in a run for Connecticut.

Ryan Beck (3-0) got the win in relief of Austin Pritcher. The two allowed five hits over eight innings. Zac Reininger struck out the side in the ninth to save his seventh save.

- Day staff reports

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