Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Burlington Bees

April 13th, 2004

Josh Womack RF 4 1 1 0
Adam Jones SS 4 2 2 1
Jeremy Dutton 1B 4 0 0 0
Chris Collins C 3 0 2 3
Wladimir Balentien CF 4 1 1 1
Chris Colton DH 4 0 1 0
Brent Metheny 3B 1 0 0 0
George Sandel 2B 1 0 0 0
Sam Bradford LF 4 0 0 0
Oswaldo Navarro 2B/3B 4 1 1 0
Jeff Barry CF 3 1 0 0
Angel Sanchez SS 2 0 1 0
Mitch Maier 3B 4 0 2 0
Brian McFall RF 3 1 1 1
Bryan Graham LF 4 1 1 0
Adam Donachie C 2 0 0 1
Brian Foster DH 4 0 1 0
Adam Keim 2B 4 0 2 1
Anibal Figuereo 1B 2 0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 1
Burlington 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 1

E-Metheny, Sanchez, LOB WIS-4, BUR-5, 2B-Jones 2, Collins 2, Maier, Keim, 3B-Colton, HR-Balentien, SACB-Donachie, SACF-Collins, McFall, Donachie, SB-Navarro, Sanchez, CS-Barry, Sanchez

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Eric O'Flaherty 5 5 1 0 2 3 ND
Juan Ovalles 2.1 2 2 2 2 2 W (1-0)
Jason Mackintosh 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 ND
Brian Stitt 1 0 0 0 0 1 SV (1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Ambiorix Burgos 5 4 2 2 2 4 ND
Jon Mertzger 2.1 4 3 2 0 3 L (0-1)
Dusty Dossett 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 ND

WP-O'Flaherty, Mackintosh, Dosset, SO-Foster 2, Figuereo, Dutton, Balentien, Sanchez, Graham, BB-Barry
T-2:40, A-362

Burlington Hawk Eye
by Susan Denk

Both the Burlington Bees and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had rather impressive streaks going as they matched up in game two of their four game series Tuesday at Community Field.

The Bees, on the heels of Monday's no hitter, had not allowed a hit in nine innings. The Timber Rattlers had not gotten a hit in 13 innings.

Both of those streaks ended in the fourth inning when Adam Jones doubled off of Bees' starter Ambiorix Burgos. The hit opened the flood gates for Wisconsin and the Timber Rattlers picked up their first win of the season, defeating Burlington 5-3 for a Class A Midwest League win.

The double ended a 15 inning hitless streak and stopped the Bees' streak at 12 innings. Following Jones' hit, Wladimir Balentien hit a home run and Chris Colton tripled in the same inning to stake a 2-0 lead for Wisconsin (1-4). The Timber Rattlers tallied eight hits against three Burlington pitchers.

The Bees (1-4) rapped out eight hits, all but two singles. Mitch Maier and Adam Keim each doubled for Burlington.

"I'm just going up there and trying to help the team win," said Maier, who two doubles and two RBI Monday and went 2 for 4 Tuesday, "Just hit the ball hard every time and whatever else happends I can't really control,"

Catcher Adam Donachie made a great play to prevent more runs from scoring in the fourth. After Balentien's home run. Colton hit a long fly ball to centerfield that Jerry Barry lost in the fading light. The ball rolled to the wall as Colton rounded the bases and headed for home. Barry chased down the ball, throwing it into shortstop Angel Sanchez. Sanchez fired the ball to Donachie, who forced up the third base line to make the catch. He caught the ball, stretching out in mid air to tag Colton as he passed for the third out.

Wisconsin broke a 2-2 tie with a three run eighth inning. Two of those runs came on a double by Chris Collins, his second double of the night. With one out and runners on second and third, Bees left hander Jon Metzger could have intentionally walked Collins, setting up right hander Dusty Dossett.

"They have to learn to pitch out of that," Burlington manager Jim Gabella said, "There are going to be situations where they are going to need to know how to pitch in that situation. My total focus in everything I do is player development. And then wining second. We want to win every game we can but we don't want to sacrifice the player development to do that,"

The Bees got their first run thanks to a bizarre play in the fourth inning. Brian McFall singled to lead off. Bryan Graham grounded out to first and McFall looked to be caught between first and second. But McFall eluded the chasing fielders and dove into second base the same time the ball arrived to tag him out. The ball ricocheted into left field and McFall took off to an uncovered third base. He scored a batter later when Donachie flied out to right.

How They Scored
Wisconsin 4th
Jones doubled to right center. Dutton grounded out to first, Joens advanced to third. Collins flied out to center. Jones scored. Balentien homered to left. Colton tripled to left, out at home.

Burlington 4th
McFall singled to right center. Graham grounded out to first, McFall advanced to second, McFall advanced to third on an error by third baseman. Donachie flied to right, McFall scored. Foster struck out looking.

Burlington 7th
Graham singled up the middle. Donachie grounded out to third. Graham advanced to second. Foster struck out. Keim doubled to right center, Graham scored. Figuereo struck out.

Wisconsin 8th
Navarro reached on a throwing error by shortstop. Womack singled, Navarro advanced to second. Jones doubled to center, Womack advanced to third, Navarro scored. Duttom struck out. Collins doubled down right field line, Jones and Womack scored. Dossett to pitch for Metzger. Collins advanced to third on wild pitch. Balentein struck out. Colton flied to center.

Burlington 8th
Sandel to second for Metheny. Navarro to third. Barry walked. Sanchez struck out. Mackintosh to pitch for Ovalles. Maier doubled down left field line, Barry advanced to third. McFall flied to left, Barry scored. Maier advanced to third on a wild pitch. Graham struck out.