Bulldogs Slip Past Indianapolis, 7-6
April 29, 2008
Indianapolis, Ind. - Southpaw Bryan Bokowy worked a strong seven innings and infielder Kyle Schultz picked up a game-high four hits as the Bulldogs hung on for a 7-6 victory at cross-town foe Indianapolis on Tuesday (April 29) afternoon at Greyhound Park.
Butler staked itself to a 5-2 lead through the first six frames before holding off a late Greyhound charge to secure its 10th victory of the season.
After Indianapolis plated the first run of the contest on a sacrifice fly in the second, the Bulldogs pushed across three in the top of the third to take the lead for good.
Kevin Rotherham opened the inning with a triple to right before tying the contest on an RBI single back up the middle by Colin Ziegel. Following a walk by Joe Pauley to put runners on first and second, Schultz lined a hit through the right side to bring Ziegel in with the go-ahead run.
A single to left by Ryan Neat scored Pauley with the third run of the frame.
Butler added two more in the top of the sixth, as a walk Neat followed by three-straight singles by Kyle McLaughlin, Jason Jamerson and Michael Letzter plated one run before a double-play scored another to give the Bulldogs a 5-1 edge.
The Greyhounds scratched one back in the bottom of the frame, but a costly error by the home team in the eighth allowed two unearned runs across.
Indianapolis made things interesting late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth and adding another in the ninth, but the rally would fall short.
Bokowy earned his first win of the year, scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings of work. Evan DePotter notched his first save of the season after holding the Greyhounds hitless in 1.1 frames.
Schultz led the way at the plate for the Bulldogs, going 4-for-5 with and RBI, while Letzter, Neat and Rotherham each picked up a pair of base knocks.
Butler returns to action on Wednesday, May 7, when it heads to Louisville for a 6:00 p.m. contest with the Cardinals.