Devan Ahart Leads RedHawks over AirHogs, 7-1
The AirHogs and Redhawks played another tight game, with the AirHogs bullpen faltering late in a 7-1 loss.
The RedHawks got on top of Zhang Tao early scoring two runs in the first inning after getting a leadoff groundout from Metzger Tao gave up a triple to Colwell, who was then driven home on a single from Ahart. Jacobs then hit a single, but was eventually thrown out on a fielder’s choice. Pina then reached on an error by AirHogs third baseman Lio Jinjun which also allowed Ahart to score from third.
Leading off the third inning Josh Prince hit a double to left center field, and proceeded to steal third, and stealing home off of Kessay. Putting the AirHogs on the board and behind just 2-1.
However coming into the fourth inning the RedHawks once again came out hot and got on top of Zhang Tao early after allowing a leadoff double to Prime followed by a walk to Olson. Medina then hit a sacrifice advancing the runners to second and third. Zhang Tao was then called for a balk allowing Prime to score from third and moving Olson to third. After allowing a single to RedHawks leadoff man Metzger, then Olson scores from third. Tao was able to get Colwell out after a dribbler back to the mound, but follows that with a triple to Ahart scoring Brennan Metzger in the process. Bringing the score to 5-1.
After a leadoff HR in the top of the 9th inning off of pitcher Wang Shuo the RedHawks followed that up by scoring one last run in the 9th inning after a wild pitch. The AirHogs were not able to mount a rally in the bottom of the 9th and fell to the RedHawks for the final game of this series at home by a score of 7-1.
The AirHogs welcome the St. Paul Saints into town tomorrow for the first game of a three game series. First pitch is at 7:05 PM with RHP Zech Lemond pitching for the AirHogs and RHP Spencer Jones for the St. Paul Saints.
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By Tim Costello