Game Recaps 5/28
As an FYI, Minor Happenings will post Friday afternoon.
Tonight’s K-Tribe game vs. the Frederick Keys at Historic Grainger Stadium has been postponed because of rain. Two seven inning games will be played tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 5pm.
CAPTAINS GET WALK OFF WIN OVER LAKEWOOD
(Eastlake, OH) – Matt Brown drove in the winning run off Joe Rocchio in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Lake County Captains defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws 4-3 on Wednesday. Dustin Realini tied the game up with a single prior to the Brown RBI. Realini has now hit in eleven straight games. The Captains did not have a hit until the eighth inning. The Captains lead in the Northern Division of the SAL is 5.5 games over Delmarva and Greensboro.
The BlueClaws took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning off of Captains starter Ryan Miller. Miller walked the first two batters of the inning and then Karl Bolt singled and that scored Dominic Brown from second with Michael Taylor taking third base. Taylor scored on a fielder’s choice by Freddy Galvis. The Claws added another run in the seventh inning off of reliever John Gaub on an RBI single by Brown to make it 3-0. The Captains climbed back in the game in the bottom of the eighth scoring two runs on RBI’s by Michael Valadez and Ron Rivas to cut the lead to 3-2 before winning it in the ninth.
Miller did not factor in the decision, going four innings and giving up the two runs on two hits but walked four and struck out three. Both runners that scored walked to get on base. Kyle Landis relieved Miller in the fifth inning and pitched two scoreless innings. Gaub came on and pitched two innings and allowed the one run. Jonathan Holt pitched the ninth inning and picked up his first win of the year (1-4) while Rocchio took the loss to drop to 2-5.
Game two of the series is Thursday morning at 11:05 AM as the Captains send RHP Joey Mahalic (2-1, 4.30) to the mound against the BlueClaws RHP Drew Naylor (4-2, 2.66) The game can also be heard on AM 1330 WELW, WELW.COM or CAPTAINSBASEBALL.COM.