Burlington Bees at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

April 23rd, 2004

Jeff Barry CF 2 0 0 0
Walter Sevilla SS 3 0 1 0
Mitch Maier 3B 3 0 0 0
Adam Donachie C 2 0 0 0
Adam Keim 2B 4 1 1 1
Mike Gaffney DH 4 1 0 0
Bryan Graham LF 4 1 1 0
Kila Kaaihue 1B 3 1 0 1
Brian McFall RF 4 0 1 1
Josh Womack LF 4 1 1 0
Mike Cox 3B 3 0 0 0
Adam Jones SS 4 0 1 1
Chris Collins C 2 0 0 0
Chris Colton RF 1 0 0 0
Wladimir Balentien CF 3 0 0 0
Sam Bradford DH 2 0 0 0
Brent Metheny PH 1 0 0 0
Jeremy Dutton 1B 3 0 0 0
Oswaldo Navarro 2B 3 0 0 0

Burlington 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 4 1
Wisconsin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3

E-McFall, Cox, Jones, Balentien, LOB BUR-5, WIS-3, 2B-Sevilla, HR-Keim (Acosta/6th/solo), SACB-Cox, SACF-Kaaihue, CS-Maier

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Dusty Hughes 6 2 1 0 3 3 W (3-0)
Kahi Kaanoi 3 0 0 0 1 4 SV (1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Nibaldo Acosta 6 4 4 1 3 1 L (0-3)
Mike Hrynio 2 0 0 0 2 0 ND
Brian Stitt 1 0 0 0 0 3 ND

WP-Hughes, HBP-Barry (Acosta)
T-2:22, A-1,068

Burlington Hawk Eye

Burlington Bees pitchers Dusty Hughes and Kahi Kaanoi combined to limit the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to just two hits and one run as the Bees posted their second straight win, a 4-1 Class A Midwest League triumph at Fox Cities Stadium.

Hughes went the first six innings on the mound, not giving up a hit after the third and allowing only an unearned run in the bottom of the first. Kaanoi covered the final three innings, striking out four without surrendering a hit to pick up his first save of the season.

After a Burlington error led to Wisconsin's only run, the Timber Rattlers returned the favor in the fifth inning when the Bees scored all the runs they would need.

Mike Gaffney reached on an error to open the inning and Bryan Graham followed with a base hit. A three base error on Kila Kaaihue's fly ball to center allowed both runners to score, then Brian McFall's ground out to second plated Kaaihue.

Adam Keim led off the Bees sixth with a home run to left to add an insurance run.

Appleton Post Crescent
by Brett Christopherson

If Sam Bradford had the answer on how to solve the riddle that is Dusty Hughes, he wouldn't have found himself sitting ont he bench after each of his at bats wondering what more he could do.

In complete command from the outset, Hughes allowed just two hits in six innings to lead the Burlington Bees past the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-1 Friday night in a Midwest League game at Fox Cities Stadium.

The left hander improved to 3-0 on the season, saw his ERA dip to 0.43 and turned in his second consecutive impressive outing against the Rattlers.

In a 3-0 win against Wisconsin on April 12 at Burlington, Iowa, Highes struck out six in eight innings and combined with reliever Jake Mullis to pitch a no hitter.

"I guess we can't figure him out," said Bradford, who struck out in both of his at bats against Hughes. "He hits his spots well, throws a good change up."

Wisconsin was in a prime position to rattle Hughes in the first inning.

Leadoff hitter Josh Womack reached second on an error by Bees rightfielder Brian McFall, went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single up the middle by Adam Jones.

Hughes, however picked off Jones and then worked his way out of a jam by getting centerfielder Wladimir Balentien to fly out with two runners on base. He also picked off Womack at first after Womack led off the third with a single.

"He's a good pitcher," Wisconsin manager Steve Roadcap said after watching his club collect just two hits overall. "He spots his fastball well, knows how to pitch and pick two guys off first base, which eliminated two base runners."

The Rattlers committed two errors in a three run fifth inning that allowed Burlingotn to take a 3-1 lead.