Captains sting Bees for 1-0 victory
Captains earn shutout victory with ninth inning heroics
After eight scoreless innings, the Captains (10-19) came back strong in the top of the ninth to grab a 1-0 victory from the Bees (10-16).
In a somewhat uneventful first few innings, both teams took those first few innings to get into the swing of things.
The Captains had 11 straight out suntil left fielder Logan Vick was walked in the top of the fourth, but Vick was later picked off, which ended the top of the fourth and continued a hitless game for the Captains.
The Bees only had three outs before first baseman Wade Hinkle got on base after he was hit by a pitch. This proved irrelevant though as Hinkle only moved up to second before strikeouts ended the inning for the Bees.
The fifth inning seemed to be somewhat of a turning point for the Captains with designated hitter Joe Sever doubling to center to start the inning. But once again, Sever’s double proved to not be beneficial for the Captains after he was out at third while first baseman Nellie Rodriquez was batting. The top of the fifth ended with two more quick outs.
The sixth, seventh and eighth innings were no more exciting than much of the earlier game. The combination of 18 easy outs and only four hits, three of which were from the Bees, continued this scoreless game for both teams.
It wasn’t until the top of the ninth that allowed for a change of pace. After third baseman Leonardo Castillo lined out to third, center fielder Levon Washington stepped up to bat and walked. The tide finally turned when shortstop Dorssys Paulino stepped up to the plate.
A throwing error moved Washington to third and all it took was a single out to left to bring Washington home and put the Captains up 1-0 over the Bees. The bottom of the ninth brought no runs for for the Bees, and the Captains snagged another victory on the road.
The Captains took the three game series 2-1 from the Bees and have a day off Tuesday before returning to Ohio for a three-game series against the South Bend Silver Hawks.