Captains Rally from Six Down for WinApril 30, 2010 - Midwest League (MWL) Great Lakes Loons
The Captains erased deficits of 6-0 and 7-1 and scored the last nine runs of the game in a 10-7 victory over the Great Lakes Loons in front of a lively crowd of 4,159.
The Captains' rally was buoyed by a five-run sixth inning, highlighted by a bases loaded triple by Kyle Smith, and a five-run seventh, highlighted by a bases loaded triple by Greg Folgia driving home the go-ahead runs.
The Loons struck for two unearned runs in the second off starter Joe Gardner. One inning later, he surrendered a long three-run home run to Jerry Sands. The shot for Sands was his eighth of the year, tying for the league lead, and it cleared the left-field bleachers. Later in the inning, Austin Yount drove in the Loons' sixth run on a ground ball to second.
Lake County struck for their first run in the fourth with doubles by Roberto Perez and Chris Kersten. The Loons answered with one in the sixth on an infield single by Johan Garcia.
But in the bottom half of the sixth, Jeremie Tice singled to left to score Bo Greenwell and drive Loons starter Josh Wall out of the game. Andy Suiter entered, surrendered one run on a Rafael Ynoa error, then surrendered Smith's three-bagger.
Suiter (0-2) remained on in the seventh, when Tice singled again to tie the score at 7-all. Suiter's last pitch thrown came two batters later on Folgia's triple.
Francisco Jimenez (5-0) was the beneficiary of the Captains' surge and has now won five decisions. Gardner, the league leader in strikeouts, surrendered three earned and three unearned runs in the no-decision.
Wall worked effectively in his first five innings, but was charged with a total of four runs - three coming in the sixth and two coming after he departed.
The Loons continue their three-game series with the Captains Saturday afternoon. Game time is 1pm. Right-hander Brett Wallach (2-0, 1.74 ERA) will start for the Loons. The Captains will counter with right-hander Danny Salazar (0-1, 5.93). The game will be carried live on ESPN 100.9-FM.
The Great Lakes Loons are a fourth-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and members of the Midwest League. For more information about the Loons, visit Loons.com or call 989-837-BALL.
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