(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains (37-29, 68-67) defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods (40-26, 78-58) by a final of 11-4. Lake County used a four run bottom of the second inning. In the inning, Lake County batted around and had five hits. Alex Lavisky had his first of two doubles and knocked in the Captains first run. Lavisky trotted home a couple of pitches later as Jake Lowery clobbered his seventh homerun of the season to deep right field. The three run homer gave the Captains a 4-0 lead.
The Captains added a run in the bottom of the third inning when Bryson Myles and Alex Lavisky hit back-to-back doubles. The score was 5-0 Captains headed to the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, Lake County batted around for the second time in the ballgame. Jordan Smith walked to lead off the inning. Bryson Myles had his third hit of the game when he moved Smith to second base with a single. Alex Lavisky reached on an error. The Error scored Smith and moved Myles to second base. The score was 6-0, and then Myles and Lavisky performed a double steal to put two runners in scoring position. A wild pitch scored Bryson Myles and moved Lavisky to third and the score was 7-0. Jake Lowery walked and then Leonardo Castillo singled home Lavisky. Jake Lowery scored on a Zac MacPhee single and Castillo stopped at third. With the score 9-0 and one out and a runner at third Jose Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly to center field and the score was 10-0 Captains headed to the sixth.
Bowling Green scored their first run in the top of the sixth. Drew Vettleson walked and moved to second on a walk by Jeff Malm. Taylor Motter singled to left field and Vettleson scored and the score was 10-1. Lake County got another run in the bottom half. Jerrud Sabourin was hit by a pitch to begin the inning, he was singled to second by Alex Lavisky. Jake Lowery singled home Sabourin and the Lake County lead was up to ten again at 11-1.
The Hot Rods put up three runs in the top of the eighth inning. Bowling Green used two hits, both doubles. There was a walk and a wild pitch as well as an error, which lead to the three runs.
LHP Shawn Morimando (7-6) started the game for the Captains and got the win. Morimando pitched five innings, allowing two hits and three walks. Morimando did not give up a run while fanning six. Joshua Nervis pitched one inning, he allowed one hit, one earned run, he walked two and fanned one. Francisco Valera pitched one scoreless inning and gave way to Felix Sterling. Sterling pitched one inning, allowing three runs, two of the runs were earned. Sterling allowed two hits, two walks and un-corked one wild pitch. Manny Carmona pitched a scoreless ninth.
LHP Sean Bierman (1-1) got the nod for the Hot Rods and took the loss. Bierman pitched four and one third innings, allowing nine hits, nine runs, eight earned runs and three walks. Bierman struck out six and gave up the homerun to Jake Lowery. Shay Crawford pitched two and two thirds innings, allowing four hits, two runs, one was earned, and he also allowed one earned run. Nick Sawyer pitched scoreless inning for Bowling Green with two strike outs.
On Friday, The Captains will remain home to Eastlake, Ohio to conclude the final home stand of the 2012 season. The Captains will send LHP Danny Jimenez (2-4, 5.36) to the mound to face the RHP Parker Markel (11-5, 3.59) for Bowling Green. First Pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
Friday is the regular season finale and it will be packed full of entertainment and activities. The activities include a 360 degree postgame Fireworks Experience presented by State Farm Insurance Agent Tim Barnosky and 92.3 FM, The Fan. Friday is also SuperMegaPrizeAthon in conjunction with Groverpalooza which will be a tribute to the Captains on-field host, Grover. There will be special in-game promotions, music, videos and other special events focused on the legendary antics of Grover. The Captains fans will also be bombarded with hundreds of prizes throughout the night.
The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Classic Park in Eastlake, at the corners of State Route 91 and Vine Street. For more information on the Captains, please visit the team's official website at www.CaptainsBaseball.com.
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