Beavers swept at home

Beavers swept at home

Records are made to be broken. Today, in the first game of a doubleheader at PGE Park, the Beavers set a few – none of which they would like to revisit anytime soon. They set team records for most runs allowed in a game (19), most hits allowed (21) and most runs allowed in an inning (10).

In the fifth inning, the River Cats sent 14 men to the plate scoring ten runs. Second basemen Keith Ginter of the River Cats went 5-6, with two doubles, a home run, seven RBI and he scored four runs.

In the first inning, the Beavers scored four with two outs on RBI singles by Justin Leone, playing just his second game in right field, and Jason Hill. Third basemen David Matranga was hit by a pitch and catcher Luke Carlin drove in two with a single, staking the Beavers a 4-1 lead.

The lead was short-lived as veteran right-hander Jack Cassel (2-3) came unglued in the top of the fifth inning. In a third of an inning, he faced nine batters giving up seven hits, eight runs, all earned, including a three run homerun by River Cats second basemen Keith Ginter.

Cassel's night ended with ten runs against, all earned, on 12 hits and two walks. Over the past three starts, covering 15.1, Cassel has given up 18 runs, 17 earned, on 24 hits, and ten walks. His overall era rose to 6.53 for the season.

The River Cats continued the onslaught against left-hander reliever Eric Burke. In an inning and two-thirds, Burke gave up a season-high seven runs, two earned, on seven hits. He struck out one and gave up two homeruns.

The Beavers scored four in the ninth on Jon Knott's second grand slam of the season to end the Beaver scoring.

In the seven inning second game of the doubleheader, the Beaver bats went cold – in large part to the pitching of River Cats right-hand pitcher Jason Windsor who improved his record to 4–0, pitching five innings of four hit ball, striking out six, walking two, and lowering his era to 2.01. He's won his fourth straight decision since being called up from Double-A Midland on May 9.

Eric Junge (4-4) pitched well in the defeat, giving up only two earned runs, five hits, while striking out five.

The Beavers only real threat in the game came in the third inning after having scored their first and only run. Jon Knott flew out, with the bases loaded, to end the threat. The River Cats relievers retired the last six Beavers to end the game.

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