Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bobcats shut out for second night

From Fulton's Web site,
The Railroaders shutout the Bobcats Friday for the second straight night in Fulton.
In a game that only saw scoring in the bottom of the second, both teams provided enough offensive and defense to make it an exciting night for the 179 paying fans at Lohaus field. 
Starter Evan Vinyard (0-2, 3.86) on the mound for Marion, got into trouble in the bottom of the second, hitting the leadoff batter, giving up two hits, walking in a run and with a Bobcat error, the result was three total runs for the Railroaders. With the bases loaded and one out, Fulton threaten more, but the Bobcat defense turned a double play to end the inning. 
Vinyard settled down and completed five innings with three total hits against him, three walks, four strikeouts and three unearned runs.  
Fulton's Tyler Farley picked up his third win, pitching a full eight innings, striking out six, allowing eight hits and walking only one. Backed by solid defensive play, Farley managed his way out of several tough spots, forcing the Bobcats to strand 10 runners on base.
Matthew Harris closed the game out in the ninth, retiring the side and picks up his fourth save on the season.
Leading the Railroaders offense were Kory Burkhart who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Jacob Daniel, 1-for-2 and one RBI. For the Bobcats, Rob Dyer was 2-for-3 and Mitch McClay 2-for-4.
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