Hensley and Chavarria Toss Combined No-Hitter to Help Otters Split Doubleheader with Freedom
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Ty Hensley and Matt Chavarria combined for the third no-hitter in Evansville Otters franchise history as the Otters won the second game of a doubleheader 2-0 against the Florence Freedom, following a 5-2 loss to Florence in the first game.
In the first game, Caleb Lopes clubbed two, two-run home runs to lead the Freedom to the win.
Florence plated two runs in the first inning on the first two-run homer from Lopes.
Taylor Bryant put the Freedom up 3-0 with an RBI double in the top of the fourth.
The Otters got on the board in the fifth on back-to back RBI singles from David Cronin and Ryan Long.
Lopes hit his second two-run homer in the seventh to restore Florence's three run advantage.
That home run helped finish off the Otters as Jonathon Tripp picks up the six-out save to secure the 5-2 victory for the Freedom.
Evan Korson gets the win after retiring one hitter.
Randy Wynne is hit with his eighth loss of the season while picking up his fourth complete game of the season. Wynne allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out six.
Steve Hagen gets the no-decision for the Freedom. Hagen went 4.2 innings allowing two runs on three hits while striking out three.
The Otters tossed a combine no-hitter against the Freedom to clinch a 2-0 victory to split the doubleheader.
Evansville jumped ahead in the first on a Long solo homer, his tenth of the year.
In the second, J.J Gould beat out an infield single to short and Mike Rizzitello hustled all the way home from second to put the Otters up 2-0.
Those two runs stood tall as Hensley and Chavarria combined to no-hit the Freedom.
Hensley went the first five innings, walking four and striking out seven to earn his first win with the Otters.
Chavarria went the final two frames, walking one and striking out three, to garner his second save of the season.
Freedom starter Christian DeLeon is dealt the loss despite throwing a complete game. The righty went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out seven.
The Otters series with the Freedom wraps up tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. at Bosse Field. It will be another opportunity to take advantage of the family fun day family package for $40 courtesy of the Evansville Courier and Press.
Following an off day for the Otters, the club finishes their six-game homestand with a midweek series against the Normal Cornbelters. Tuesday, August 14 is a $2 Tuesday with $2 popcorn and $2 General Admission tickets presented by 14 WFIE, and Thursday, August 16 is another Thirsty Thursday with special-price select beers and drafts.
Coverage of the series with the Freedom can be found on WUEV 91.5 FM presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn with Sam Jellinek(play-by-play) and Bill McKeon(analyst) on the call.
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