The Bats pounded out 14 hits and 6 guys had at least 2 hits. Jeff Keppinger, Drew Anderson, Luis Bolivar, Ryan Hanigan, Kevin Barker, and Michael Griffin each had 2 hits. Keppinger, Anderson, and Barker each hit homeruns. Barker’s was a grand slam in the first inning.
Matt Belisle picked up the win in relief by pitching 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. The losing pitcher in this one some of you may remember. His name: Danny Graves! Graves gave up 9 runs on 8 hits and a walk in 2 innings pitched.
Sam Lecure fell to 5-4 on the season by giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched. He walked 4 and struck out 7.
Drew Stubbs had a great game, going 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbis. For those who missed yesterday’s DOTF, Stubbs captured the MVP Award in the FSL All-Star Game.
Rafael Gonzalez pitched well in relief, pitching 4 scoreless innings. He allowed 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 1.
Dayton is off for the All-Star break.
The Mustangs kicked off their 2008 season with a come from behind win. Billings scored once in the 9th to break a tie and capture the win. Jordan Wideman, the Reds 7th round draft pick last season, went 4-4 with a double, run scored, and an rbi. Tony Brown went 3-4 with a double and run scored. Tyler Stovall went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and an rbi.
Leonardo Astorga picked up the win in the start. Astorga gave up 3 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk in 5 innings pitched. He struck out 7.