Crowd of 380 on hand at Burleigh Grimes Field as Fish drop third straight
TRENTON • The Nevada Griffons scored single runs in the first three innings and two in the fourth and made those stand up for 5-2 MINK League baseball victory over the Chillicothe Mudcats in front of 380 fans at Burleigh Grimes Field in Trenton last (Wednesday) night.
The Chillicothe loss was its third in a row after starting its year with a win last Saturday. Nevada improved to 3-1 both overall and in the league.
The two clubs will wrap up their 3-game series tonight (Thursday), returning to Chillicothe's "June" Shaffer Memorial Park for the finale as Nevada goes for the sweep.
Griffons right-hander Steve Danielak had the Mudcats eating out of his hand over the course of his six innings, easily spacing out three hits, one of which was erased when the batter was out trying for a double. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two to earn the win.
After the Mudcats got to reliever Ron Johnson for a couple of eighth-inning runs, side-wheeling righthander Ryan McKay entered and stranded two to end that inning before working a 1-2-3 ninth. He fanned three of the four men he faced.
Chillicothe lefthander Jon Glidewell, working in his first game competition in more than a year after undergoing arm surgery a year ago, was understandably less than sharp. The Mudcats starter fanned four in 2-plus innings, but also walked four and gave two hits and three runs - all earned.
Tanner Irwin and Brian Taricska split up the final seven innings on the hill for Chillicothe without allowing any earned runs. Irwin, who pitched only a bit during his college season, went five innings, giving three hits and two unearned tallies in the fourth. Taricska threw 1-hit ball in two innings.
With a 4-hit eighth, Chillicothe out-hit Nevada 9-6 with Paul Trenhaile, Jake Gutierrez, and Brandon Dulin had two apiece.