Sunday, July 8, 2007

Back on top with a game lead

Looks like we’ve got the engine finally up to speed and gaining momentum heading for Owensboro. I was concerned we had a small steam leak until the sixth inning last night when the guys really got into sync. Our 12 hits included 5 doubles, 2 each from Cory Hoskins (3 for 5, with 2 scores) and Allen Bolden (2 for 4 with 1 score and 2 RBIs), and the 5th from Tyler Owen (3 for 5 with 1 score and 1 RBI). Shy and Craycraft also picked up an RBI each. The bats were hot and when we needed them. The Firebirds just didn't want to let go, but couldn't keep pace.

What a job Michael Lucas did pitching the complete game, I’m sure the bullpen appreciated the break after the workout they got the night before. He only got one strikeout, but how appropriate it came as the last out for the game. Michael was backed up with some pretty darn good defense too. Although we did get pegged for 2 errors, they did turn 2 double plays and the errors didn’t stop the train from powering pass and maintaining the lead.

We're 3 for 5 in the current road trip with 2 to go. Now on to Owensboro and the Oilers. The boys are back home Wednesday night to face the Pirates for three games straight. I’m looking forward to that!


  1. I guess the Railroaders have soften the Firebirds up for the Greyhounds. After 4 1/2 innings, Union City is winning 11-0 in Farmington.

  2. Greyhounds spilt doubleheader with Firebirds.