August 30, 2015
The New Britain Rock Cats will soon be no more as they become the Hartford Yard Goats when play begins at Dunkin’ Donuts park in April, 2016. However, the Rock Cats left their old home with a bang, Sunday in a 7-5 extra-inning victory over the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox).
Jordan Patterson clubbed a 2-run, walk-off homer in the 15th inning Sunday to end the final game for the Rock Cats in New Britain. Patterson extended the game in the bottom of the 11th with an RBI double that scored Pat Valaika, tying the game at 5.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, playing in his third straight rehab game with the Rock Cats (neck), went 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Morneau played 156 games in a Rock Cats uniform from 2001-2003, when the team was affiliated with the Minnesota Twins.
Watch the highlights to witness the splendor of the final game in New Britain, the walk-off home run, and comments from Patterson after his blast!
You can catch a replay of this game on CPTV Sports, Wednesday September 2nd at 9 p.m. Visit CPTVSports.org for more Rock Cats baseball listings and highlights!