Bats Relinquish Lead in Ninth
LOUISVILLE, KY- The Bats (44-64) struck early but were bested by the Mud Hens (47-59) in game one of the three game series Tuesday night, 3-2.
The Bats started right-hander Tyler Mahle (2-3, 2.76) on the mound, and Mahle saw eight innings, allowed three hits, two walks, and two runs. Mahle had four strikeouts on 100 pitches, with 72 for strikes.
He faced off against Mud Hens right-handed pitcher Myles Jaye (2-4, 3.27). Jaye threw eight innings, with eight hits and two runs, both earned. Jaye had three strikeouts, no walks, and took the win for the night.
The Bats scored their first run in the bottom of the first after Brandon Dixon's sacrifice fly scored Darnell Sweeney, giving them the 1-0 lead. They followed up in the bottom of the second as a Sweeney double to center scored Adrian Nieto from first, extending the lead 2-0.
The Bats held the Mud Hens to eight scoreless innings before the Mud Hens put up three runs in the top of the ninth. Bryan Holaday singled on a line drive and gave the Mud Hens the tying run, bringing the score to 2-2. A Jason Krizan single put the Mud Hens up, 3-2.
The Bats couldnt't produce in the bottom half of the ninth and fall in game one to the Mud Hens.
The Bats will take on the Mud Hens in game two of the three game series Wednesday night, first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M. with lefty Amir Garrett (1-2, 6.61) pitching for the Bats and right-hander Buck Farmer (4-4, 4.35) set for the Mud Hens
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