Threshers Top Cubs to Avoid a Sweep


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cubs 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 10 0
Threshers 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 6 10 2


The Clearwater Threshers snapped a two-game losing streak by picking up a win on Saturday night against the Daytona Cubs to avoid a sweep in the series.


With Yohan Flande on the mound the odds for the team seemed good as he brought a 4-2 record into the game, but the Cubs were the first to hit the scoreboard when they picked up a run in the third inning to take a 1-0 lead.

The Threshers were held hitless through three, but in the fourth inning they took control of the game and never looked back. Fidel Hernandez picked up a one-out hit to break up the no hitter, and then Tim Kennelly crushed a two-out home baser to plate two and give the Threshers a lead. Mike Durant immediately followed with his fourth long ball of the year to make the lead 3-1. After a Yonderman Rodriguez single, and a Derrick Mitchell RBI double the Threshers lead 4-1 at the end of the inning.

In the fifth inning the Daytona squad picked up a run to cut the deficit to 4-2 but the Threshers tacked on runs in the seventh and eighth to make it 6-2, and would go on to win 6-3 with the Cubs getting a desparation run in the ninth that was too little too late.

Tim Kennelly earns the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his two-run blast to give the Threshers a lead in the fourth that they would never relinquish.

PLAYER Pos. H/AB Details

Javis Diaz
CF 1-4 Triple, Run

Fidel Hernandez
2B 2-3 RBI, Run, BB

Cody Overbeck
DH 0-4
Tim Kennelly RF 1-3 HR, 2 RBIs

Michael Durant
1B 1-4 HR

Yonderman Rodriguez
3B 2-4 2 Runs

Derrick Mitchell
LF 1-4 Double, RBI

Luis Arzeno
C 1-3 RBI

Jesus Villegas
LF 0-4

PITCHER IP R H K BB
Yohan Flande 6.0 2 8 5 3
Manny Ayala 2.0 1 2 0 3
Michael Schwimer 1.0 0 0 1 1




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