Brisker, Lawrence Lift Lugnuts to 1-0 WinApril 14, 2011 - Midwest League (MWL) Lansing Lugnuts
The game lasted just two hours and five minutes, thanks in part to a fine pitcher's duel between the Lugnuts' Lawrence and the Silver Hawks' Patrick Schuster.
Lawrence (1-0) allowed only three hits over seven scoreless innings, while striking out two, to earn the win.
All of the South Bend hits arrived in the sixth inning as the Silver Hawks put forth their best threat. With two outs, Stone at second base and Raul Navarro at first, Mike Freeman lined a single into right field. Brisker fielded the ball cleanly and delivered a throw to catcher Carlos Perez in the air, allowing a clean tag of Stone to end the inning.
South Bend's Schuster was also finished after seven frames, limiting Lansing to just two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Dan Taylor (1-1) relieved him for the eighth and allowed a one-out single to Balbino Fuenmayor, one of the third baseman's two hits in the game. After a wild pitch moved to Fuenmayor to second, Taylor bore down and struck out Garis Pena. Brisker followed by yanking a line drive down the left field line to plate the game's only run.
Scott Gracey worked around a one-out double in a scoreless eighth for Lansing, and Steve Turnbull struck out a pair in a perfect ninth for his third save of the series.
The Lugnuts return home on Friday, April 15th, to host the Dayton Dragons on Opening Night, Part 2 at Cooley Law School Stadium, with special $2 pricing for draft beer and pop. Right-hander Misaul Diaz (0-0, 6.75) starts for Lansing against Dayton right-hander Daniel Tuttle (0-0, 4.50).
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.lansinglugnuts.com, at the stadium box office, and by calling 517-485-4500.
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