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50 Years Ago Today:
GAME ONE (7 innings)
FOX CITIES FOXES 3
LINCOLN CHIEFS 5
GAME TWO (9 innings)
In game one, the offense had just four hits.
In game two, Boog Powell and Pete Ward hit back-to-back homers in the top of the fourth to help the Foxes take a 3-1 lead. But, the Chiefs scored three runs in the sixth off Dean Chance. Lincoln held on for the win.
Boooooooooooog was 3-for-6 in the doubleheader and drove in a pair of runs in the game. Remember, this is less than a week after he was brained by a hard ground ball at home.
The losses dropped the Foxes to 72-47. Their lead in the Three-I League dropped to just seven games over Sioux City.
25 Years Ago Today*:
APPLETON FOXES...030 000 102 - 6 10 2
WATERLOO INDIANS 150 010 00x - 7 10 2
Third loss in a row for the Foxes. Appleton led 3-1 heading to the bottom of the second. But, Jim Fillippi let a run score on a wild pitch, walked in another, and gave up a bases loaded triple. The insurance runs in the fifth was on Bernardo Brito's 27th homer of the season. Appleton had two runs in and runners at the corners with one out in the top of the ninth. But, a strikeout and a force out ended the game.
The Foxes are 79-46. They lead the Northern Division of the Midwest, but second place Kenosha is nine games back.
*-I got a day ahead of myself. This was originally posted under the August 18, 1985 post. That post has now been fixed, too.