Game Recap - For the past two years the Yankees
have never been able to beat Chris Hess, but today was probably their best chance. James Resue pitched a great game but it
was the walks that really killed him. He held the Barracudas to just 6 hits, but allowed 12 walks to a ball club that is known
to have great patience. James also had 8 strike outs. The game opened up with a 1-2-3 inning for Hess
in the top of the first. In the bottom of the first the Cuda's scored first by putting two runs across the board
by good base running. They also scored 3 more in the bottom of the second, and that proved to be all they needed. George Stegmann
belted a solo HR and a Grand Slam to secure an opening day victory for the Blue Barracudas. Hess ended the day with 2 runs
allowed on 4 hits, and struck out 11.
His stats would have been worse if it was not
for the solid defense playing behind him, especially James Strang. Strang made some slick grabs in the field, robbing the
Yankees of a couple of hits. Everyone on the Cuda's play great defense. Joe Capobianco was equally as great on the field,
making several diving catches.