Rockford Even’s Series with Sliders after One-Run Victory

June 3, 2009 by  
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YPSILANTI, MI, June 3, 2009

The Rockford RiverHawks manufactured just enough runs to snap their eight game losing streak by beating the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti 4-3.

In the first and third innings the RiverHawks used a one hit to score. They singled, bunted the runner to second, stole third, and had sacrifice flies in both innings to build a 2-0 lead. Jason James then hit a solo home run in the 4th to put the Sliders down three.

Roberto Mena cut the lead with a two run single in 4th driving in Jimmy Baker and Sam DeLuca. Jonnie Knoble scored the third run for the Sliders by stealing second, third, and scoring on a error in the 8th.

Kyle Kearcher threw a good game although getting the loss; going 7 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, on eight hits, with four strikeouts. Kyle Wright got his first win going 8 innings allowing only two earned runs. John Muller got his third save throwing a perfect 9th.

Tomorrow rubber match features righty Douglas Brooks who will throw the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.

Box Score

Rockford RiverHawks 4 (3-9)
Player ab r h rbi
Goetz, M cf 4 1 2 2
Sanders, D 2b 4 0 0 0
James, J lf 4 1 2 2
Sabates, R dh 4 0 0 0
Knapp, R 1b 3 0 2 0
Kalina, M pr 0 0 0 0
Martin, T 1b 0 0 0 0
McCoy, R rf 4 0 1 0
Blumenthal,B c 4 0 0 0
Brooks, J ss 2 2 1 0
Fields, C 3b 1 0 0 0
Wright, K p 0 0 0 0
Muller, J p 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 4 8 4

Midwest Sliders 3 (7-5)
Player ab r h rbi
Pace, Z cf 4 0 1 0
Knoble, J lf 4 1 2 0
Jones, J rf 4 0 0 0
Baker, J 3b 2 1 1 0
Zayas, G dh 1 0 0 0
Jones, D dh 3 0 1 0
Deluca, S 2b 3 1 1 0
Rosas, R 1b 4 0 1 0
Mena, R ss 4 0 1 2
Barrone, B c 3 0 1 0
Kearcher, K p 0 0 0 0
Pannell, J p 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 3 9 2
Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rockford RiverHawks 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 8 1
Midwest Sliders 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 0
E – Blumenthal,B. DP – RiverHawks 2; Sliders 3. LOB – RiverHawks 3; Sliders 5. 2B – Baker, J. HR
– James, J. SH – Fields, C 2. SB – Goetz, M; Brooks, J; Knoble, J 2.
Strikeouts – McCoy, R; Blumenthal,B; Brooks, J; Fields, C; Jones, D 2; Mena, R; Barrone, B.
Walks – Knapp, R; Brooks, J; Baker, J 2; Deluca, S.
Rockford RiverHawks ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb sfa sha cia ab bf fo go
Wright, K W,1-1 8.0 9 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 32 5 12
Muller, J S,3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1
Midwest Sliders ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb sfa sha cia ab bf fo go
Kearcher, K L,1-1 7.2 8 4 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 27 30 5 12
Pannell, J 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 3
WP – Kearcher, K.
Umpires – HP: Sal Giacomantonio 1B: Bill Lopina
Start: 7:05 pm Time: 2:30 Attendance: 125
Weather: Cloudy
Tomorrow’s starters: MDW Doug Brooks vs. RKF Brett Durand

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