BlueClaws Snap Gnats Winning Streak 4-0 SundayMay 6, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Savannah Sand Gnats
Lakewood (10-18) scored the game's first runs in the bottom of the fifth off Savannah starter Rafael Montero. After a single and a walk, 2B Gustavo Gonzalez brought home the game's first run with a groundball single through the left side. Two batters later, RF Gauntlett Eldemire singled into right field to plate the inning's second run.
Montero lasted five innings, yielding two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. He fell to 2-2 with the loss. Montero entered Sunday with only one walk in 27.2 innings, but twice walked BlueClaws' shortstop Tyler Greene to triple his season walk total.
The BlueClaws doubled their lead to 4-0 in the sixth with a two-run home run from LF Aaron Altherr, his second.
The Gnats (18-13) collected just four hits in the game, and only put one runner on third base all game. SS TJ Rivera was 2-for-4 to lift his batting average to .368 in 29 games for Savannah.
Lakewood reliever Mike Nesseth threw three shutout innings to pick up his second win of the season, while Matt Campbell took care of the final five outs for his first save of 2012.
The Gnats and BlueClaws face off in game three of the four-game set Monday at 7:05 pm. The Gnats have not announced a starter, while the BlueClaws will turn to LHP Ethan Stewart (0-1, 2.19). Gates open at 6 pm. The radio broadcast, presented by Subway, begins at 6:45 on News/Talk 630 WBMQ and online at sandgnats.com.
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