Monarchs Offense Falls Short in 7-3 Loss
7/20/2013 Toledo, OH
Left fielder Pat Lancaster went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and fellow outfielder Ryan Callahan contributed two runs in the loss to the Xenia Scouts on Saturday.
Monarchs’ pitcher Mike Dolloff got out of a tight jam in the bottom of the first inning after loading the bases with two outs on an error and two singles, leaving the game scoreless.
The Monarchs’ offense would continue to be shut down through the third inning by Scouts’ pitcher Tommy Kister.
Catcher Sam Tidaback would be the first base runner for the Monarchs in the top of the fourth inning with a two-out walk.
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Three Monarch batters went 2-for-4 on the night, but were unable to push any runs across as the Monarchs fell 3-0.
Centerfielder Jared Kujawa was the first baserunner for the Monarchs, reaching on a single in the bottom of the first. Matt Rodgers would join Kujawa on the bases off an infield error, but would not come home to score.
The Monarchs threatend in the bottom of the second after a single by rightfielder Ryan Callahan, followed by two back-to-back singles by catcher Billy Lipari and leftfielder Heath Loyd. The Monarchs rally was cut short by a double play and fly-out to end the inning.
Monarchs' pitcher Jared Nielsen continued to deal through the top of the third, giving up one hit. Nielsen got out of a jam in the top of the fifth after allowing a walk and a single, forcing a fly-out to end the inning.
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First baseman Matt Rodgers went 3-for-4 with one run and right fielder Ryan Callahan 1-for-2 with an RBI to help the Monarchs earn a Sunday evening win against the Hamilton Joes.
The Monarchs opened up the game with three runs in the first inning, starting off with a John Flaherty double to lead off. Flaherty would score on a Sam Tidaback single, followed by the first hit from Rodgers. Third baseman Brett Murray would triple in his first at bat, sending Rodgers home. Callahan reached base on an infield error, earning an RBI and giving the Monarchs a solid 3-0 lead going into the top of the second.
Monarchs’ pitcher Mike Dolloff would continue his strong start, allowing a walk and striking out one in the second.
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