Rascals Pitch Shutout; Sweep Series with Road WarriorsAugust 16, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) River City Rascals
The Rascals (who never trailed in the series) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Eric Williams drew a walk and Jason Patton drove him in with a two-out single. Doug Shields took over from there.
Despite allowing the leadoff batter aboard in all six innings he worked, Shields (5-0) allowed no runs on five hits with six strikeouts to remain perfect on the season with his fifth win.
River City (39-42) extended their lead to 3-0 in the third when Ben Hewett started the inning with a double and scored on one of three Doug Sanders singles. Charlie Lisk followed with a double into the left field corner that scored Sanders from first for the 3-0 cushion.
Jason Sullivan pitched a perfect seventh before the Rascals added another run in the bottom of the frame on another two-out single from Patton that scored Williams. Cory Caruso pitched around a leadoff error in the eight before River City added a run in the bottom of the inning on a groundout from Hewett that scored Curran Redal after his second hit came with one out.
Albert Ayala tossed the ninth, striking out the final batter to preserve the shutout with a runner at second.
River City travels to Traverse City, Mich for a three-game series starting at 6:05 CT against the Beach Bums who hold the top record in the Frontier League.
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