W – German (2-1)
33-37, 4.0 GB
The RedHawks won in walkoff fashion on Wednesday night. The game ended on a throwing error by Isotopes third baseman Scott Seabol.
Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon needed 117 pitches to get through six innings, but he allowed just two runs – one earned – on seven hits. The righty walked three and struck out five.
Second baseman Tug Hulett (2/4, BB) and left fielder Kevin Mahar (3/4) both had multiple hit efforts. They also stole one base apiece.
Reliever Wes Littleton fanned four in two perfect innings of relief.
Franklyn German picked up the win after striking out the side in the top of the ninth inning.
W – Mathis (7-4)
SV – Kometani (4)
HR – Mayberry (1)
1-1, 0.0 GB
Right fielder John Mayberry had an outstanding night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk. The round-tripper was Mayberry's first at the Double-A level.
Starter Doug Mathis surrendered two runs in the first inning, but he cruised through to a quality start. The Arizona native yielded two runs in six total innings. He scattered seven hits while walking three and punching out four.
Left-handed reliever Danny Herrera allowed one run on three hits in two innings. He struck out three without issuing a walk.
Frisco backstop Salomon Manriquez also contributed three hits – including two doubles – in four at-bats. Second baseman German Duran and third baseman Adam Fox each singled twice.
Kea Kometani fanned two in a hitless inning to earn his fourth save of the year.
The Blaze return to action again on Thursday night.
The LumberKings will face Kane County on Thursday evening. Lone Star Dugout will be in attendance for Clinton's entire four-game set against the Cougars.
L – Kirkman (0-1)
0-2, 1.0 GB
The Indians have been extremely offensively challenged in their first two games of the season, but second baseman Matt Lawson stood out on Wednesday.
Lawson, the Rangers' 14th round pick out of Missouri State, was 3-for-4 with a home run, the team's first of the season. The infielder hit just one home run in 230 at-bats for Missouri State this year.
Starting pitcher Michael Kirkman, who walked 51 batters in 34.1 innings between Single-A Clinton and Rookie League Arizona last season, walked three in three innings in his 2007 debut. The 6-foot-3 southpaw allowed two runs on three hits, fanning three.
Relievers Josh Lueke (1.2 IP), Dan Sattler (2 IP), and Andrew Laughter (1.1 IP) each fanned three while tossing scoreless relief.
Avila University product Jordan Stewart was knocked around in his professional debut, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning.
W – Sibid (1-1)
Wilfredo Boscan, a 17-year-old pitcher from Venezuela, struggled for the first time on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 hurler surrendered three runs on six hits in four innings. He walked two and fanned four.
In his first 8 2/3 innings of the season, Boscan had allowed just three hits, walked none, and struck out 11.
Ender Rosendo was solid in relief, allowing just one run on three hits in three innings. The youngster walked one and struck out two.
The Dominican Rangers won despite having just four hits in the game. Second baseman Roan Salas singled, scored a run, and drove in a run.