In a high-scoring showdown, the Lexington Counter Clocks outlasted the Staten Island FerryHawks with a final score of 9-7. The game was a true offensive spectacle, featuring an impressive display of power hitting from both teams.

Staten Island got off to a quick start, with Ricardo Cespedes launching a solo home run in the opening at bat. They extended their lead in the second inning with a two-run home run from Garrett Kueber, followed up by another two-run home run from Luis Castro in the third.

In the bottom of the third Lexington began to storm back, putting themselves into prime position with a three-run home run from Logan Brown, though still behind 5-4.

Lexington's bats remained relentless in the fourth inning, erupting for four runs. Encarnacion's two-run bomb and Brown's solo shot immediately after propelled their team into a comfortable lead. From there, the game settled down slightly into a comfortable affair.

In the eighth inning, Staten Island's pitcher Pazos encountered a rough outing, hitting Dawson and Owings. The taxing outing forced Pazos out of the game, making way for Santana. Seizing the opportunity, Lexington tacked on another run to extend their advantage. Despite the best efforts of Staten Island's pitching staff, they couldn't contain Lexington's formidable offense.

Defensively, Staten Island faced some challenges, with Aguilar committing two errors and Pazos dropping a foul ball. In contrast, Lexington's defense stood tall throughout the game, executing a crucial double play and displaying exceptional teamwork.

Notable performances came from Lexington's Dawson, who went 3-for-4 with three doubles, and Encarnacion, who contributed three hits, including a double and a home run, while driving in three runs. Brown showcased his power with a pair of home runs, collecting two hits and four RBIs.

For Staten Island, Cespedes stood out with his home run and four RBIs. Krause and Castro also made significant contributions, both launching home runs and driving in two runs each.

Pitching-wise, Henzman of Lexington stole the show, striking out three batters in two flawless innings to secure the save. Capuano of Staten Island endured a rough outing, surrendering eight runs in four innings.

The game was a thrilling spectacle, as both teams combined for six home runs, treating fans to a display of offensive firepower. It was an entertaining affair from start to finish, with the outcome uncertain until the final out.

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