Lansing Lugnuts at Michigan Battle Cats

April 25th, 2002

Ryan Theriot 2B 4 1 0 0
Buck Coats LF 5 0 0 0
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 0 1 2
J.J. Johnson RF 4 0 2 0
Mike Mallory CF 2 1 1 0
Lukas McKnight 1B 3 1 0 0
Jan Thornton-Murray DH 3 0 0 0
Corey Slavik 3B 4 1 1 0
Carlos Marmol C 2 0 0 0
Travis Silver C 1 1 1 2
Mike Rodriguez CF 3 1 0 0
Fehlandt Lentini LF 3 1 2 1
Brooks Conrad 2B 4 2 1 1
Todd Shelf RF 2 2 1 1
Cameron Likely PH/RF 1 0 0 0
Steve Checksfield DH 5 0 1 2
Trevor Mote 3B 4 1 1 2
Joe Lydic 1B 4 3 3 1
Mark Obradovich C 4 0 1 1
Randy Rojas SS 4 1 1 1

Lansing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 6 2
Michigan 1 0 0 3 1 5 1 0 X 11 11 2

E-Cedeno, Slavik, Lentini, Lydic, LOB LAN-6, MIC-6, 2B-Checksfield, Lydic, Obradovich, Rojas, 3B-Cedeno, Johnson, Slavik, Shelf, HR-Mote, Lydic, SB-Lydic, CS-Johnson, Lentini, Obradovich, HBP-Mallory, Silver, Shelf

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Nick Martin 3.1 3 4 4 4 3 L (1-2)
Adam Wynegar 2.1 5 5 5 2 3 ND
Mark Carter 1.1 2 2 2 0 1 ND
Eric Brown 1 1 0 0 0 2 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Cory Doyne 5 3 1 1 1 2 W (2-0)
Max Tremblay 2 0 0 0 1 1 ND
Grant Dorn 1 1 2 2 1 1 ND
Brandon Wood 1 2 2 1 1 3 ND

HB-Carter, Doyne, Dorn, WP-Martin 2, Carter, Doyne, PB-Marmol 2, SO-Theriot 2, Coats 2, Johnson, Slavik, Marmol, Rodriguez, Conrad, Shelf, Likely, Checksfield 2, Mote, Obradovich 2, Rojas, BB-Theriot, Mallory, McKnight, Thornton-Murray, Rodriguez 2, Lentini 2, Conrad, Shelf
T-2:42, A-508

Lansing State Journal

The Michigan Battle Cats handed the Lansing Lugnuts their third consecutive loss, 11-5 on Thursday.

Michigan's Trevor Mote broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth with a two run homer off Lansing starter Nick Martin (1-2).

The Battle Cats inflicted more damage in the sixth when they sent nine batters to the plate and scored five runs on three hits to make the score 8-1.

Lansing was unable to cut the lead until Travis Silver and Ryan Theriot scored on a two out triple by Ronny Cedeno in the eighth.

Mike Mallory and Lukas McKnight scored after a Silver single was mishandled in the outfield by Fehlandt Lentini in the ninth to round out the scoring.

Cory Doyne (2-0) got the win for Michigan by holding the Lugnuts to six hits including a season high three triples.

The loss marks the first time the Lugnuts have been two games below .500 this season. Their record fell to 9-11 after a franchise best start of 5-2.

Battle Creek Enquirer
by Howie Magner

Joe Lydic made no bones about it. Given the chance Thursday night at C.O. Brown Stadium, he'd have gone for the triple.

That's what Lydic needed in the ninth inning to hit for the cycle, but he never got the chance. He was partly to blame for making the bottom of the ninth moot, belping fuel Michigan's 11-5 win over Lansing with a 3 for 4 night that included a solo home run and a stolen base.

So Lydic wasn't destined to become the first Battle Cat to ever hit for the cycle. That didn't stop him thinking about the triple.

"If it's close, you better believe I'm going," said Lydic, who'd already flashed some rare speed with a stolen base earlier in the game, his fourth in just over two seasons of pro ball, "Anything close, I'm going,"

Not much was close in Thursday's game, as Mcihigan jumped on Lansing (9-11) for five runs in the first five innings, then tacked on five more in the sixth for a 10-1 lead. Lydic helped things along with his fourth inning double and his sixth inning single, then scored his third run of the night in the seventh inning with a blast over the left field fence.

It all added up to a persuasive argument for more playing time.

Lydic, who started at third base in last year's Midwest League All Star Game, has been a player without a position because Trevor Mote's hot bat has gobbled up most of the starts at third base. Lydic's had to fight for at bats at third, designated hitter and first base, which is where he got the Thursday night start.

Outings like this one, which took his batting average from .154 to .209 will make the fight easier.

"He's swinging the bat well," Michigan manager John Massarelli said, whose team improved to 15-6. "You swing the bat well, you're going to play."

Several Cats swung the bat well Thursday, as all but one starter had a hit. Mote drilled a two run homer in the third inning and Fehlandt Lentini was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Lentini also tried to steal home in the first inning, and thought he appeared to get under catcher Carlos Marmol's tag, he was called out.

Cory Doyne picked up the win on the mound, working five innings of three hit ball. He showed no sign of the strained hamstring that limited him to one pitch over his last two scheduled starts and improved his season record to 2-0, while Lansing starter Nick Martin fell to 1-2.