Peoria Chiefs at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

April 18th, 2004

Anthony Monegan LF 4 1 2 1
Jutt Hileman PH/LF 1 0 1 0
Brendan Ryan SS 5 1 2 1
Cody Haerther DH 4 1 1 1
Terry Evans CF 3 0 1 1
Sal Frisella RF 4 0 1 1
Matt Dryer 3B 4 0 0 0
Milko Jaramillo 3B 1 0 0 0
John Santor 1B 5 1 1 0
Matt Pagnozzi C 3 1 0 0
Kyle Boyer 2B 3 2 1 0
Josh Womack CF 5 1 1 1
Mike Cox 3B 5 0 2 0
Adam Jones SS 3 1 0 0
Jeremy Dutton DH 5 1 1 0
Chris Collins C 4 1 1 1
Chris Colton RF 4 0 1 2
Brent Metheny 1B 4 0 1 0
Sam Bradford LF 4 1 2 1
George Sandel 2B 3 0 1 0

Peoria 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 7 10 2
Wisconsin 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 10 2

E-Evans, Santor, Cox, O'Flaherty, LOB PEO-9, WIS-8, 2B-Ryan, Haerther, Evans, Frisella, Santor, Colton, 3B-Boyer, HR-Womack, Collins, Bradford, CS-Colton

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Mark Michael 5.2 8 5 5 2 4 ND
Jackson Paz 1 0 0 0 0 2 W (1-0)
Justin Garza 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 ND
Jason Burch 1 1 0 0 0 0 SV (3)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Eric O'Flaherty 3.2 6 5 4 4 3 ND
Kenly Chang 3.1 2 1 1 0 2 L (0-1)
Juan Ovalles 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 ND
Bryan Heaston 1 0 0 0 0 1 ND

WP-Michael, HBP-Jones (Michael), Haerther (O'Flaherty)

Peoria Journal Star

The Peoria Chiefs have their first Midwest League wining streak of the season, two games, after a 7-5 victory Sunday over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

In the seventh inning, with the score tied 5-5, Cody Haerther doubled. Terry Evans followed with another double to drive in Haerther with the game winning run for the Chiefs (5-5).

Peoria had an insurance run in the eighth on Haerther's groundout to first baseman Brent Metheny.

Chiefs starter Mark Michael pitched 6 2/3 innings but gave up three home runs. Jackson Paz came on in relief and got the victory as he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two. Jason Burch picked up his third save of the season as he pitched a scoreless ninth against Wisconsin (4-6).

Jutt Hileman's single in the eigth inning for Peoria was the first successful pinch hit of the season.

Appleton Post Crescent
by Brett Chirstopherson

An optimist would say that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers clubbed three home runs and banged 10 hits during their Midwest League game against the Peoria Chiefs Sunday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.

A pessimist would dwell on the fact that those three home runs were solo shot and did little to help the Timber Rattlers.

You can't argue either view, although the glass is half empty approach made a bit more sense following the TImber Rattlers' 7-5 loss to the Chiefs.

"If we have one on base two out of the three (home runs), it's a different ballgame," said Wisconsin manager Steve Roadcap. "But we just didn't come up with the big hit."

Going deep for the Rattlers were, Josh Womack, Chris Collins and Sam Bradford. The homers were the first of the season for each.

Womack led off the first inning when he launched a 2-0 pitch over the left centerfield wall. Collins and Bradford belted solo shots in the sixth inning. Bradford's homer cleared the right field fence just left of the foul pole. A hard, blowing wind from right to left appeared to keep the ball from going foul.

"I was praying all the way down the line." said Bradford, who had two hits on the day. "Fortunately, there was a little hook to the ball and (the wind) blew it right back past the foul pole."

Rattlers hitting coach, Dana Williams said he's starting to see some good things out of the offense. Wisconsin entered the game hitting .189 as a team, but in it's current series against the Chiefs has 28 hits in three games.

"I think they can play at this level." Williams said when asked what the difference has been at the plate recently. "They're here for that reason."

Roadcap said other areas need to be shored up in order to give his team the best chance at winning some games.

One was the five walks issued by the Rattlers pitching staff which led to a pair of runs. Four of those walks were by starter Eric O'Flaherty, who lasted 3 2/3 innings before exiting.

The other was a pair of errors on by third baseman Michael Cox in the second in which a runner from third scampered home on the plat, and the second by O'Flaherty in which a run scored when he threw the ball past first baseman Brent Metheny on a pick off attempt with the bases loaded in the fourth.

"We can look at a lot of things." Roadcaps said. "Two defensive plays not made that allowed runs. And two bases on balls that scored."

Infielder, Evel Bastida-Martinez was recently promoted to Class AA San Antonio. Wisconsin currently has 24 players on its roster.