Welp. That sucks. Lancaster had a 3-1 lead going into the 8th inning in the fifth and deciding game of the series with Inland Empire, but a sac fly in the 8th and three singles in the 9th tied the game up at 3-3 going into extras. Lancaster had the bases loaded with one out in the 13th, and got nothing. They had the bases loaded with no outs in the 14th, and got nothing (Delino DeShields was tagged out trying to score in a foul-out to 3rd). Inland Empire scored the winning run on an RBI double to take the game 4-3 in 15 innings, and the series 3-2.
Kyle Smith: 5IP, 7H/1ER, 5K:1BB
Jordan Jankowski: 0.2IP, 1H, 1BB
Blair Walters: 0.1IP, 1K:1BB
Mike Hauschild: 0.1IP
Kenny Long: 1.1IP, 3H/1ER
Travis Ballew: 2.1IP, 4H/1ER, 3K:0BB
Michael Dimock: 3IP, 5H/0ER, 2K:0BB
Tyson Perez: 2IP, 2H/1ER, 3K:1BB
Carlos Perdomo was 3x7 with an RBI; Delino DeShields (BB, RBI), Nolan Fontana (3BB), Andrew Aplin (2B, 2BB), and Brandon Meredith (2B, BB) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Nolan Fontana, on base five times (no runs scored).
Series: Inland Empire wins 3-2
Next Up: 2014.
Quad Cities took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, and gave it back in the 4th, allowing South Bend to score two runs. Jordan Scott hit a game-tying solo home run in the 7th and Rio Ruiz knocked in Danry Vasquez with two outs in the 8th to preserve a 3-2 series opening win. Chris Devenski threw 7IP, allowing 6H/2ER, 9K:0BB; Pat Christensen (0.2IP) and Andrew Walter (1.1IP) threw scoreless outings.
Carlos Correa was 2x3 with a walk and is hitting .455 in the post-season. Danry Vasquez (2B, RBI) and Brian Blasik (2B) each had a hit and a walk. Jordan Scott's lone hit was your game-tying homer.
Man of the Match: Chris Devenski
Series: Quad Cities leads 1-0 (Best-of-Five)
Next Up: Game 2 at South Bend, Thursday 6:05pm Central
Tri-City, facing elimination, took extended a 1-0 lead with a four-run 6th. In the bottom half, they gave those four runs back but held on for a 5-4 series-tying win. Michael Feliz threw 5.2IP, 5H/4R (2ER), 5K:3BB; Tyler Brunnemann threw 1.1IP, 1H/0ER and Gonzalo Sanudo struck out two and allowed two hits in 2IP.
Conrad Gregor was 3x4 with a walk, a home run and 2RBI; James Ramsay, Jack Mayfield (two 2B), Brian Holberton, Jon Kemmber (2B, RBI) and Chan Moon (3B) had two hits each. Ronnie Mitchell was 1x4 with a double and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Conrad Gregor
Series: Tied 1-1 (Best-of-Three)
Next Up: Game 3 at State College, Thursday 6:05pm Central