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Lara Cuts Power in 1-0 Win Saturday
04/27/2013 8:33 PM ET
Rainy Lara allowed no runners to cross the plate in 7.1 innings pitched during his dominant start Saturday.
Rainy Lara allowed no runners to cross the plate in 7.1 innings pitched during his dominant start Saturday. 

Savannah, GA - Rainy Lara and Brett Mitchell combined on a six-hit shutout to propel the Gnats to their fifth straight win, a 1-0 shutout of the West Virginia Power in front of 2,969 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium Saturday night. The shutout was third of the season for the Gnats (14-8).

In his fourth start, Lara became the first Gnats' starter to work into the eighth inning in 2013. He threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 25 batters he faced in his 7.1 shutout innings. He walked nine and did not walk a batter to win his third game of 2013 with a 1.88 ERA.

The Gnats scored the game's only run in the bottom of the fifth. LF Stefan Sabol began the inning with a single to left field and 3B Yucary De La Cruz followed with a single to right that sent Sabol to third. SS Philip Evans then bounced into a fielder's choice to bring home Sabol.

The Power (9-14) only had one inning all night in which they had more than one baserunner.

Reliever Brett Mitchell recorded the final five outs, working around a leadoff single in the ninth, for his second save of the year.

The Gnats send RHP Matt Koch (1-1, 8.38) to the mound Sunday against RHP John Kuchno (1-0, 4.26). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 pm. Gates to Historic Grayson Stadium open at 1 pm. The radio pre-game show on News/Talk 630 and online at Sandgnats.com begins at 1:45 pm.

 

Sunday is Kids Day

Kids Eat Free

All kids 12-years old and younger at Sunday's game receive a free slice of Marco's pizza and a small soda.

And Run the Bases

Papa John's sponsors the Gnats post-game race the bases for all kids 12 years old and younger.  

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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