Bats Lose in Extras
Looked like a “W” was headed the way of the Bats heading into the home half of the 8th. The Bison got to Curtis Partch (pictured) for the game-tying run on an Andy LaRoche single. In the 11th, LaRoche struck again. This time, it was a game-winning double off Mike MacDougal to plate Mauro Gomez and 10,249 Bison fans left happy.
W: Perez, J (1-1, 1.74) ; L: MacDougal (0-1, 2.57)
Next Game: 5/4 @ Buffalo, 1:05 PM ET
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
How Do You Lose on a Walk?
The Blue Wahoos jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Ryan LaMarre drove one home with a double and Steve Selsky singled in the other. Unfortunately, those would be the last and only runs the Blue Wahoos would score. They lost the lead in the 8th (same inning as the Bats) when Lee Hyde walked Montgomery’s Mark Thomas with the bases loaded and Mikie Mahtook would score the game-winning run.
Pensacola made an exciting bid to tie it in the 9th as LaMarre started things off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Selsky. A Tucker Barnhart ground out sent LaMarre to third with two outs. After Bryson Smith was plunked to put runners at 1st and 3rd, Brodie Greene grounded out to end the game.
W: Nevarez (2-0, 0.00) ; L: Hyde (1-3, 7.59) ; SV: Sandoval (6)
Ryan LaMarre: 3-4, RBI (5)
Daniel Renken: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
Next Game: 5/4 v. Montgomery, 7:30 PM ET
Speaking of LaMarre. Catch this form the other night…
Back and forth early, but the Nuts posted two bigger innings than the Blaze. Marquez Smith continues to blast the ball in California as he accounted for half of the Blaze runs with his 4th home run since being signed in mid-April. The other Blaze home run came from an inside-the-park jaunt from Kyle Waldrop, but Modesto took advantage of the Blaze’s poor fielding and plated four unearned runs.
W: Alsup (2-2, 4.03) ; L: Allen, J (1-3, 5.81) ; SV: Oberg (6)
Marquez Smith: 3-4, HR (4), 2 RBI (6), R
Next Game: 5/4 @ Modesto, 10:05 PM ET
Rain, Rain, Go Away…
Well, the rain wouldn’t go away, forcing the cancellation of the tilt with the LumberKings. The game will not be rescheduled.
Next Game: 5/4 @ Kane County, 7:30 PM ET
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