Midwest League Action: Games of August 12, 2010

Wisconsin 7 @Quad Cities 6: Shy.

@Cedar Rapids 8, Kane County 3: Triple up.

Beloit 2 @Peoria 0: Late.

@Clinton 3, Burlington 0: Nearly.

West Michigan 4 @Bowling Green 1: Spoil.

@South Bend 7, Great Lakes 6: Heroics.

Lansing 10 @Dayton 3:
Fan support still them despite 23-game home losing streak after Thursday’s setback.

Lake County 4 @Fort Wayne 1:
Matt Lollis thought it was a joke.

And then the TinCaps pitcher turned around and saw his name written on the team’s lineup card in the dugout.

Because of a mistake in Fort Wayne’s lineup card handed to the umpires before the game, the pitcher was forced to hit. Lollis went 1 for 3 with a double in a 4-1 loss to Lake County in front of a sellout crowd of 7,306 fans at Parkview Field.

Lollis gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. But this game will be remembered for his hitting. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound right hander didn’t look all that uncomfortable in the batter’s box.

“I was in the dugout with the guys. They just said load up quick and swing and hopefully I meet with it. I swung as hard as I could and luckily I hit the ball,” Lollis said of his hit.
A lineup card mistake in Fort Wayne? Inconceivable!

No comments:

Site Meter