APPLETON, Wis. - The Kernels whipped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 15-1 on Wednesday evening, setting a season-high in runs and tying a season-high with 18 hits. All Kernels in the lineup reached base in the ballgame.
Eswarlin Jimenez (6-4) picked up the win over 5.2 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 5 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 0. Jimenez, Joe Melioris, and Frank De Jiulio combined to retire the final 15 Wisconsin batters. Melioris went 2.1 innings, striking out 2. De Jiulio pitched the final inning, fanning 1.
The Timber Rattlers scored a run after a single by Cameron Garfield in the 1st to take a 1-0 lead, but the Kernels scored 15 unanswered runs.
In the 3rd inning three straight run scoring hits put the Kernels up 4-1. Eric Stamets drove in Drew Martinez with a RBI double. Alex Yarbrough's RBI single scored Stamets. Then, Andy Workman connected for a 2-run home run to left field.
The Kernels sent 9 hitters to the plate in the 4th inning and scored 5 runs to extend the lead to 9-1. Trevor Hairgrove's RBI groundout plated Abel Baker. Matt Scioscia scored on a RBI single by Eric Stamets. Andy Workman's RBI grounder pushed Drew Martinez across. Frazier Hall followed with a 2-RBI double, scoring Stamets and Yarbrough.
In the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings, the Kernels scored 2 runs each. Andy Workman's RBI single in the 6th inning brought Eric Stamets home. A throwing error on the play by Rattlers centerfielder Chadwin Stang allowed Alex Yarbrough to score.
Back to back RBI doubles in the 7th inning put the Kernels up 13-1. Drew Martinez's RBI double scored Matt Scioscia. A RBI double by Eric Stamets scored Martinez.
In the 8th inning Matt Scioscia's RBI groundout put Zach Borenstein across home plate. Then with two outs, Trevor Hairgrove reached on a fielding error by Wisconsin second baseman Carlos George, allowing Abel Baker to score.
The Kernels also tied a season-high with 7 doubles. Eric Stamets had 3 of his own while Frazier Hall, Alex Yarbrough, Drew Martinez, and Abel Baker each had 1.
Wisconsin's Chadwin Stang's 19-game hit streak came to end. The 15 runs and 18 hits for the Kernels were the most allowed by Wisconsin in a single-game this season.
Next: Thursday, August 9th at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium-7:05 p.m.
Pitching Matchup: RHP Cam Bedrosian (3-8, 5.08) vs. Wisconsin's Shaun Marcum (MLB Rehab Start)
Next Home Game: Saturday, August 11th vs. Kane County (Royals) at 5:05 p.m.
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