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Bats Silent Against Stars

posted Jun 18, 2011, 9:28 AM by Alan Jacob
Bats Silent Against Stars
By Adam Winbigler
June 18, 2011

Strong pitching and late runs not enough to break losing streak

In their second game under the lights, the Greyhounds looked for their first win since defeating the Attack at home two games previously. However, the early stages of the game made that particular task look daunting. The Stars, playing at home, jumped out to a five run lead after 3 innings, in which the Greyhounds were unable to bring a runner home.

In that third inning, however, Derek Goerke took the hill with one out, shutting the Stars down without any more runs through the third inning. In a stellar performance, Goerke went on to shut the Stars out for the rest of the game. In 2 2/3 innings, Goerke faced eight batters and sat them down, including four strikeouts.

In the fifth, the Greyhounds’ bats came alive. Three runs were scored, highlighted by Julian “J.J.” Jacob’s two-run single with two outs. The inning started with two outs, but the Greyhounds struck after a hit by Ryan Brown. Nick Talerico drew his second walk on the next at-bat, and three runs were scored on the following two hits.
    
The Greyhound came out firing in the sixth, determined to gain the lead. In a masterful display of base running, Jackson Winbigler- pinch-running for Grant Stephenson- stole second, third, and home to narrow the lead to one. Anthony Hall then took the plate and doubled with two out to put the tying run in scoring position. Sadly, it was not to be; he was stranded at second as the Stars notched the final out to win, 5-4.
   
Come out to cheer on the Greyhounds as they attempt to break their losing streak. The next game is tonight at 8pm at the home of the Macomb Scorpions. Go Greyhounds!
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