Captains finish suspended game with win, lose rematch
(Eastlake, OH)- The Captains won the suspended game from Tuesday Night by a final of 9-8, but lost the regularly scheduled ballgame 6-0. The Captains won on a walk-off error in the early game, the 11thwalk-off of the season for the Captains. Dayton’s Amir Garrett pitched a gem in the late game shutting out the Captains on just three hits. The Captains are at the .500 mark at 25-25 in the second half.
In the suspended game, Lake County took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Nellie Rodriguez had an RBI double and Mike Papi singled home a run. The Captains had a two run lead heading to the second inning. Dayton scored a run in the top of the second inning on an RBI double from Jose Ortiz and the score was 2-1 Captains. The Rain came down and suspended play in the top of the fifth inning with two outs.
When play resumed, Eric Haase smacked his 16th home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth inning and the score was 4-1 Captains. The Dragons scored a run in the top of the sixth to make the score 4-2. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Ivan Castillo blasted a grand slam and the Captains led 8-2.
In the seventh inning, Dayton scored two runs on a single from Alex Blandino and the score was 8-4. Dayton Tied the game in the top of the eighth inning. The Dragons batted around and used three hits, two walks, an error, and a sacrifice fly to score the eight runs and tie the score at 8-8. Lake County won the game in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice bunt with runners on first and second and an over throw of first base. The runner came into score from third and the score was 9-8. The walk-off win was the 11th of the season for the Captains.
In the regularly scheduled game, the Dragons got the early lead. Dayton scored a run in the first inning to take the 1-0 lead. Dayton then scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning. The big hit in the frame was a three run homer by Robert Ramirez and the score after three innings was 6-0 Dragons which was the final score.
RHP Mitch Brown (5-8) started for Lake County and did not get a decision. Brown pitched four and two thirds innings. Brown allowed four hits, one earned run, and he struck out five. Caleb Hamrick entered in relief when the suspended game resumed. Hamrick pitched one and one third innings and allowed one hit, one unearned run, he walked two and struck out two. Robbie Aviles pitched one and one third innings and allowed six hits, six runs, four earned runs, and struck out one. Trevor Frank pitched two thirds of an inning and allowed one hit and one walk.Carlos Melo (1-1) pitched the ninth inning to earn the win.
RHP Jordan Milbrath took the mound for Lake County in the regularly scheduled game and took the loss. Milbrath (3-12) pitched three innings and allowed six hits, six runs, five earned runs, and one homer. Milbrath struck out one.Alexis Paredes pitched three innings of scoreless relief. Luis Dejesus pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
RHP Nick Howard (1-0) started for Dayton and pitched three and two thirds innings. Howard allowed two hits, two earned runs, three walks, one strikeout. Pedro Diaz pitched one third of an inning and struck out one. Dan Langfield entered after the suspended game was resumed. Langfield pitched two innings and allowed five hits, six earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts and he allowed two homers. The Dragons used two more pitchers in relief. The loss went to Radhames Quezada (1-2).
Amir Garrett (7-6) started the regularly scheduled game for the Dragons and earned the win. Garrett pitched a seven-inning shutout and struck out 12 while allowing just three hits. The 12 strikeouts are a season high. Garrett matched his longest outing of the season with the seven innings pitched. Garrett has now thrown 17 straight scoreless innings.
On Thursday, Lake County will conclude a brief three game home stand with the Dayton Dragons. The Captains will start LHP Anderson Polanco (2-0, 2.40) and the Dragons will counter with RHP Sal Romano (7-10, 4.19). First Pitch is at 7:00 PM from Classic Park.
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