Captains Sink Bees 6-3, end eight-game skid
The Lake County Captains beat the Burlington Bees 6-3 behind 12 hits bringing an end to the team's recent losing streak.
EASTLAKE, OH - Cody Ferrell tallied three hits, including a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Lake County Captains beat the Burlington Bees by a final of 6-3. Ferrell now has eight RBI’s on the season. The Captains snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Lake County (5-9) took the early lead in the bottom of the first inning. The Captains leadoff hitter Clint Frazier reached on an error, and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Nellie Rodriguez. The score was 1-0 Captains.
The Bees (7-6) tied the score in the top of the second inning. Ryan Dalton walked and reached third base on a single by Exicardo Cayones. The throw went to third, but skipped by the third basemen. An error was charged; the second of the night on the Captains. The runner scored from third base and the score was even at 1-1.
Lake County vaulted in front once again in the bottom of the third inning. Eric Haase smashed his third homerun of the season off of the facing of the bleachers in left field. The solo shot put Lake County up 2-1.
The Captains added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Claudio Bautista walked and moved to third on a single by Josh McAdams. Cody Ferrell then singled home Bautista and the score was 3-1.
Clint Frazier quickly made it a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Frazier hit a solid single for his first hit as a Captain. His RBI gave the Captains a two run advantage.
Burlington added a run in the ninth, but the Captains prevailed 6-3.
RHP Adam Plutko (0-0) started game two for the Captains, and did not get the decision. Plutko pitched four innings and allowed just one hit. Plutko allowed one unearned run, walked two and struck out a season-high eight. Caleb Hamrick pitched four solid innings of relief. Hamrick (1-1) earned the win allowing two earned runs on four hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Wander Beras earned his first save of the season, while pitching the entire ninth inning.
RHP Clint Sharp (0-1) started for the Bees and pitched five and one-third innings, and took the loss. Sharp allowed four runs, three earned on seven hits, while walking three and striking out five. Eswarlin Jimenez pitched two and two-thirds innings of relief allowing five hits, two earned runs, zero walks and five strikeouts.
The Captains will remain home in Eastlake on Friday to take on Burlington in game two of a three-game series. RHP Mitch Brown (0-1, 3.68) will start for the Captains and the Bees will counter with RHP Michael Clevinger (0-0, 3.12). First Pitch is at 6:30 PM from Classic Park.
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