Sunday, August 30, 2009

8/30, Wisconsin 5, Cougars 6 (10)

The Cougars would have another one of those games, they would find a way to win but man, this isnt the way you want to win games. They are currently 6-1 on their eight game homestand. The Cougars would beat Wisconsin 6-5 in ten innings.

The ninth and tenth innings would be where the Cougars scored five of their six runs. The real interesting stuff happend in the tenth. Jeremy Barfield led off with a double down the left field line. Juan Nunez then bunted him over to third with nobody out. The Rattlers would then intentionally walk both Tyler Ladendorf and Dusty Napoleon to load the bases. Next they would bring in a new pitcher Rigoberto Almonte to pitch to Connor Crumbliss. Crumbliss would be hit by a pitch to force in Barfield and let the celebration begin.

The inning that made everything go into extra innings would be the ninth inning when the Cougars scored four runs. Franklin Hernandez led it off with a single to left. Barfield would then walk aong wiht Petey Paramore to load the bases. Ladendorf would walk to force in Hernandez. Paramore would be pitch run for by Chris Berroa. The Rattlers then made a pitching change. Napoleon greated the new pitcher with a sacrifice fly to left to score Barfield. Crumbliss then singled to left. Leonardo Gil would reach on an fielding error by the third baseman. On the play Berroa would score. Steve Parker then hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Ladendorf.

The Cougars would get on the board first in the first inning. Crumbliss led off with a walk. Gil would then bloop one down the right field line for a single to get Crumbliss to third. Gil then stole second. Parker hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Crumbliss.

The Cougars had Shawn Haviland start and he went six innings, giving up eight hits and four runs. Only three of those runs were earned, he also walked two and struck out five. He would have to get out of trouble right from the start. To lead off the game Josh Prince singled to left. One out later, he would be caught trying to steal second. That would be big, as Brock Kjeldgaard then blooped a single to right. John Delaney followed with a bloop single to left center. Haviland would get Jose Duran to pop to second to end the inning.

He would give up a run in the fourth, which at that time would tie the game. Kjeldgaard led off with a walk. He would then steal second, Delaney then walked. Duran bunted back to the mound and Haviland would have no play, to load the bases. Kyle Dhanani then with the infield in, grounded into a double play, on the play Kjeldgaard scored.

The other two runs he gave up came in the sixth inning. Kjeldgaard led off with a double down the right field line. One out later, Duran singled to right center to bring home Kjeldgaard. Dhanani tripled to right center to bring home Duran. Haviland then got Sean McCraw on strikes, and Erik Miller to ground out to strand the runner at third.

Wisconsin would score once more in the game, in the ninth inning. With two outs, Miller walked, then stole second. Derrick McPhearson followed with a single to right center to bring home Miller.

Josue Selenis would get into some trouble in the tenth but would pitch out of it. With one out, Kjeldgaard walked, then stole second and went to third on a droped third stike, wild pitch. Selenis would be able to get Duran on strikes to end the inning.

The Cougars with the win have won nine games in a row against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year.

Tomorrow vs Wisconsin @6:30
Trey Watten (5-13, 4.58) vs Murphy Smith (1-2, 4.94)

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