GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored five times in the seventh inning to rally for a 7-2 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods Monday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Tyler Roberts put the Rattlers in front with a two-run single and Chadwin Stang delivered a three-run double in the frame to send Wisconsin to their second straight win.
Wisconsin (14-11) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Roberts was at second and John Dishon was at first with one out. Stang sent a grounder to third. Dishon was out at second by Ryan Brett mishandled the exchange from his glove make the throw and the ball trickled away from him to allow Roberts to come around and score.
Rattlers starting pitcher Andy Moye was cruising through four innings, but Todd Glaesmann tripled to start the fifth. Jeff Malm was next and his single plated Glaesmann with the tying run. Alejandro Segovia was next and his single put runners on first and second with no outs.
Joel Caminero attempted a sacrifice bunt up the third base line, but Moye fielded the ball and had time to get Malm at third, but he threw the ball wildly and Malm scored to put Bowling Green (14-11) up 2-1. Moye settled down after that play and did not allow another run.
The Rattlers started their seventh inning rally on a one out single by Greg Hopkins. Hot Rods reliever Andrew Bellatti walked Yadiel Rivera and Ben McMahan to load the bases and he was replaced by Charlie Cononie.
Roberts greeted Cononie by grounding a 2-0 pitch through the left side of the infield. Hopkins scored the tying run and Rivera beat the throw home to put the Rattlers up 3-2.
A walk to John Dishon loaded the bases and brought Stang up with a chance to pad the lead. The Hot Rods brought the infield in and Stang took advantage by flaring a hit to shallow right for a three-run double and a 6-0 lead.
McMahan concluded the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of eighth.
Jacob Barnes pitched a pair of scoreless innings and struck out two to pick up his first Midwest League win.
Wisconsin took two of three from Bowling Green in the series. The Rattlers finished their six-game homestand 4-2.
The Timber Rattlers are off on Tuesday. The team returns to action on Wednesday night in Clinton, Iowa to start a series with the Clinton LumberKings. Matt Miller (0-3, 4.91) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Rattlers. Clinton has Ambioris Hidalgo (1-2, 5.40) set to start. Game time is 6:30pm.
Tune in for the broadcast on AM1280, WNAM or timberrattlers.com starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:10pm.
WP: Jacob Barnes (1-1)
LP: Andrew Bellatti (0-1)
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