Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Burlington Bees

April 15th, 2004

Josh Womack DH 3 2 1 0
George Sandel 2B 4 0 1 0
Adam Jones SS 3 0 2 1
Jeremy Dutton 1B 4 0 1 1
Wladimir Balentien CF 4 0 0 0
Chris Colton RF 4 0 1 0
Mike Cox 3B 4 0 0 0
Sam Bradford LF 4 0 0 0
Justin Ruchti C 2 0 1 0
Chris Lubanski CF 2 0 0 0
Angel Sanchez SS 4 0 0 0
Mitch Maier DH 3 0 0 0
Bryan Graham LF 4 0 1 0
Adam Keim 2B 4 0 0 0
Adam Donachie C 3 0 0 0
Mike Gaffney 3B 3 0 1 0
Kila Kaaibue 1B 3 0 1 0
Brian McFall RF 3 0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Burlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

LOB WIS-6, BUR-6, 2B-Womack, Dutton, SB-Womack, Colton, CS-Jones

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Brandon Moorhead 6 2 0 0 2 4 W (1-0)
Mike Hrynio 1 0 0 0 1 0 ND
Jason Mackintosh 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 ND
Kenly Chang 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 SV (1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Carlos Rosa 5 5 2 2 3 3 L (0-2)
Alexis Encarnacion 3 2 0 0 0 6 ND
Kahi Kaanoi 1 0 0 0 0 2 ND

WP-Encarnacion, BB-Donachie, Jones
T-2:27, A-591
U-BS Jesse Redwine

Appleton Post Crescent

Michael Moorhead tossed six shutout innings to pitch the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to a 2-0 victory against the Burlington Bees in a Midwest League game in Burlington, Iowa, on Thursday.

Moorhead allowed two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts, to earn hit first victory of the season.

Three relievers, Michigan Hrynio, Jason Mackintosh and Kenly Chang, combined to finish the shutout. Chang picked up his first save of the season.

The Rattlers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI double by Jeremy Dutton to score Josh Womack, who also doubled. The Rattlers made it 2-0 in the fifth when Womack, singled, stole second and scored on a single by Adam Jones.

Jones had two of the seven hits for Wisconsin (3-4), which won it's third consecutive game.

Burlington Hawk Eye
by Susan Denk

While the Burlington Bees' season starting slump has not been fun for anyone involved, players, coaches or fans, it may be good it is happening now.

Be cold early, get it out of their system in the first month of the season, then put together a solid rest of the season, accelerating while other Midwest League teams go through their slumps.

Although after a 2-0 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Thursday night at Community Field, all of the Bees would like to see the skid end right now.

"Every team has a period when they go through this," said Burlington manager Jim Gabella. "I don't care how good a team is, over the course of 140 game season, they're going to go through it. We jus tpicked it to start out."

"It'll get better, There's too much talent in those guys down there for it to stay like this. They just have to get their feet on the ground and start doing the things they're capable of. We just have to be patient."

Burlington (1-6) has not scored a run in 19 straight innings. In the last two games, the Bees have tallied two and three hits, respectively.

Wisconsin starter Brandon Moorhead retired 14 straight Bees after consecutive singles by Mike Gaffney and Kila Kaaihue in the second inning. Michael Hrynio came on in the seventh and extended the streak to 15 before he walked Adam Donachie.

The only other Burlington hit came in the ninth inning when Bryan Graham singled. The outfielder has now hit in every game this season. Angel Sanchez had shared that distinction until Thursday when the shortstop went 0 for 4.

The Bees' pitchers once again did everything it could to keep their team in the game.

Carlos Rosa dropped to 0-2 despite two solid performances. In his first outing against Kane County, the right hander allowed just three hits and two runs, only one earned. Thursday, Rosa worked five innings, giving up five hits and both runs. Alexis Encarnacion came on in the sixth. He struck out six of the 12 Timber Rattlers he faced. Kahi Kaanoi struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

The defense also did not falter. A night after making three errors. Burlington was solid in the field and was Wisconsin.

The Timber Rattlers scored the only run they needed in the third inning on a pair of ground rule doubles. The first, a one out shot by Josh Womack, bounced over the centerfield wall. After a walk put runners on first and second with two outs. Jeremy Dutton hit a ball just fair down the left field line. The ball rolled into the Bees bullpen and stuck under a bench.

As Graham waved hit arms indicating the situation, Womack crossed home plate as did Adam Jones and Dutton, who wanted the inside the park home run, But after the three came home, base umpire Jesse Redwine ran out to the bullpen and confirmed the ground rule double. jones returned to third and Dutton to second.