Rattlers Shut Out Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers ended a five-game losing streak with a 2-0 shutout of the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Perfect Game Field on Thursday Night. Freisis Adames, Reese Olson, and Anthony Bender combined on the four-hit shutout
Wisconsin (30-36) broke the scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Korry Howell started the inning with a double and Brice Turang drew a walk with one out. David Fry lined a single to center to score Howell and send Turang to third base for a 1-0 lead. Jesús Lujano followed with an RBI grounder to get Turang home and the Rattlers were up 2-0.
Adames kept the Kernels in check for six innings. The right-hander allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out seven over six scoreless innings. That put him in line for his first Midwest League win.
Olson relieved Adames to start the bottom of the seventh inning and he tossed two scoreless innings to maintain the lead. He worked a perfect seventh and pitched around a one-out double in the bottom of the eighth.
In the ninth, Anthony Bender closed out the Kernels with a 1-2-3 frame for his third save of the season.
The Timber Rattlers will begin their final series of the first half when they face the Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park on Friday night. Adam Hill (5-4, 4.37) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. The River Bandits, who clinched the first half Western Division Championship earlier this week, have scheduled Brett Daniels (4-3, 2.62) as their starter. Game time is 6:35pm The radio broadcast is on AM1280, WNAM and the TuneIn Radio app starting with the Papa John's Pizza Pregame Show at 6:15pm. MiLB.tv subscribers can watch the game over the internet.
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WIS 000 002 000 - 2 4 1
CR 000 000 000 - 0 4 0
WP: Freisis Adames (1-0)
LP: Alex Schick (1-1)
SAVE: Anthony Bender (3)
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