Captains pounded by last place Dragons 9-3 BY TIMOTHY W. SHIRER SPORTS EDITOR The three game series that began on Friday night for the Lake County Captains at Classic Park against the visiting Dayton Dragons marks the last series of the first half. Entering the night the Captains and Dragons were in seventh and eighth places respectively with the Captains only ahead of the Dragons by two and half games. Now the Captains are only a game and a half ahead of the Dayton as the Dragons took them apart on Friday Night 9-3.
The Captains took the lead in the top of the first inning 1-0 and it went down hill from there as the Dragons scored four times in the second inning, single runs in the third and fourth innings, two runs in the sixth and one more run in the eighth inning.
The Captains meanwhile could only manage two more runs in the second inning to close to 4-3 at that point and then the Lake County bats went silent. In the final seven innings of the game the Captains managed only two hits and five base runners.
Joe Colon made the start for the Captains and took the loss. Colon did not look good. He went five and two thirds innings and gave up seven runs, six earned on 12 hits. He walked one Dragons batter and struck out six. With the loss Colon falls below .500 at 5-6 with a 3.29 ERA.
Colon gave up a home run in the second inning and Valera gave up two home runs, one in the sixth and one in the eighth inning.
Radhames Quezada made the start for Dayton and pitched well enough to get the victory and improve to 5-6 on the year with a 3.89 ERA. Quezada also went five and two thirds innings but had a little bit easier of a time than Colon. Quezada gave up three runs, all earned on five hits. He walked five Captains and struck out three.
The Captains and Dragons will play game two of the three game set on Saturday Night at Classic Park at 7:00 p.m. All Star Cody Anderson will take the mound for Lake County. Anderson will enter the game with a 4-4 record and a 3.27 ERA. On the mound for Dayton will be Tanner Robles. Robles is 4-3 with a 4.57 ERA.. email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @TimothyShirer
POSTED 06/15/2012 23:52
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