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Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener to Tennessee Smokies

History was made as the Rocket City Trash Pandas finished its very first game in Toyota Field.
History was made as the Rocket City Trash Pandas finished its very first game in Toyota Field.(WAFF)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 2:33 PM CDT
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MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - History was made in Toyota Field as the Rocket City Trash Pandas played its first ever home game Tuesday night. Although it was not an ending the team may have wanted, it was a start to a very promising season.

The Trash Pandas fell close 3-4 in 10 innings to the Tennessee Smokies for game one of the series. After going scoreless in the first inning, Smokies’ Levi Jordan drove one out left field putting them up 1-0 in the second. It wasn’t too long before a stolen base by Pandas’ Ray Patrick-Didder would put him in position to tie the game up.

Scoreless again in the third, both teams squeezed out a point in the fourth inning tying the game 2-2. The Trash Pandas would find a lead in the fifth thanks to a homer from Spencer Griffin. The lead wouldn’t be held long as the Smokies answered back in the sixth inning thanks to a set-up score from Jordan giving Christopher Morel the green light.

The anticipation would thicken as both teams remained scoreless until the tenth inning when the Smokies’ Connor Myers ran it in making it 4-3.

The teams continue their series Wednesday through Saturday at 6:35 P.M and Sunday first pitch is set for 2:35 P.M. at Toyota Field.

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