'Nadoes in slam.

Byline: Chad Garner

WORCESTER - Why is Chris Colabello a fan favorite in Worcester? It's because the former Milford High star always seem to produce in clutch situations.

The fans got a treat once again from Colabello and the Tornadoes.

Worcester's third baseman was licking his chops when Susex reliever Jared Locke came into the game with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning. On a 1-0 pitch, Colabello jumped all over the southpaw's offering and hammered a grand slam to straightaway center field, making everyone forget about Worcester blowing a late-game lead en route to a dramatic, 12-8 Can-Am League victory last night at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field.

"That's what you grow up dreaming about," said Colabello, who went 3 for 5 with four RBIs, his first runs batted in of the season. "The only thing more dramatic is if you do it in the bottom of the ninth. This year, I made a commitment to myself to just try to embrace moments like that and have as much fun with them as you can."

It was only a matter of time before the Tornadoes' offense finally had an impressive game. Worcester's hitters, despite entering last night with a subpar team batting average of .225, collected 12 hits and scored a season high in runs.

After scoring six runs in the second inning and taking a 6-1 lead, Worcester took advantage of catcher Alex Trezza's third hit and third RBI of the night - a scorching double down...

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