Eastlake – The Lake County Captains scored enough runs to beat almost anyone. The problem though, was they gave up more in the first two innings, as the Quad Cities River Bandits won game four 12-7. The River Bandits scored four runs apiece in the first two innings off of Captains starter Ethan Hankins who only pitched 1.1 innings allowing a season high 6 hits, a career high 8 earned runs, and only lasting 55 pitches. A tough outing for the young pitcher.
The Captains started their rally to come back with a homer in the bottom of the second from Jorge Burgos, who hit his fourth homer of the season, and third in the last three games. Dayan Frias also hit a homer, a three-run shot, in the seventh inning as the Captains tried to get some momentum.
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Junior Sanquinton also hit a homer in the eighth inning, marking the second time the Captains hit three home runs in a game this season. The Captains fell behind early, but Tommy Mace in his second relief appearance came in and pitched five innings, allowing 7 hits, 3 earned runs, and four strikeouts. Mace started off rocky, giving up four consecutive hits, but settled in and had a stretch where he retired 9 of ten batters faced.
Ultimately, the Captains fell short and have split the series so far with Quad Cities. But the bats have come alive. The Captains Christian Cairo finished the game 1-3 which now is tied for the longest on base streak by a Captains player this season at 17 games. He will look to add to the streak as the Captains will look to get back on top of the series, Saturday Night. First pitch is scheduled for 7pm at Classic Park.
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