Game Recaps: Thursday 7/30
July 31, 2009
Clippers win in extras
The Clippers scored a run in the tenth inning to beat the Iron Pigs 5-4 Thursday night.
The Clippers opened the scoring in the first as Josh Barfield and Jordan Brown hit back-to-back doubles for a 1-0 lead. The Clippers advantage would be short-lived however as the Pigs crossed the plate three times in the first against Kenny Ray.
The Clippers rallied in the seventh against Francisco Butto, who relieved Drew Carpenter after six innings of work. Stephen Head and Wyatt Toregas lead off with singles. A fielder's choice and a strike out later, Michael Brantley walked to load the bases for Josh Barfield. Barfield came through with a two-run single to right to tie the game. Jordan Brown followed with a single of his own to drive in Brantley and give the Clippers at 4-3.
Lehigh Valley would not go quietly into the night. Andy Tracy drilled his 17th homer of the season, a solo shot off Greg Aquino for a 4-4 tie in the eighth.
In the tenth inning, Barfield got involved again. He led off by reaching on an error by third baseman Mike Cervenak. Brown bunted him to second and, after a LaPorta ground out, Wes Hodges singled to drive in the go-ahead run. Newcomer Jess Todd slammed the door to preserve the win, earning his first save.
Aeros smash 'Wolves
The Aeros concluded their home stand with a bang as they blasted the visiting Erie SeaWolves for the fourth night in a row, taking Thursday evening