Burlington Bees at South Bend Silver Hawks

May 3rd, 2004

Walter Sevilla 2B 3 1 1 0
Angel Sanchez SS 3 0 1 0
Mitch Maier 3B 4 0 1 1
Bryan Graham CF 4 1 1 0
Luis Gonzalez C 4 1 2 1
Kila Kaaihue 1B 4 0 1 0
Adam Keim DH 4 0 1 1
Mike Gaffney LF 4 0 0 0
Brian McFall RF 3 0 0 0
Mike Goss LF 4 1 2 0
Alberto Gonzalez SS 4 0 0 0
Edgar Varela 1B 4 1 2 2
Alex Frazier DH 4 0 1 0
Miguel Montero C 4 0 0 0
Agustin Murillo 3B 4 0 1 1
Lino Garcia CF 3 2 1 0
Jeff Cook RF 4 0 1 0
Emilio Bonifacio 2B 2 2 2 1

Burlington 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 3
South Bend 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 X 6 10 1

E-Sevilla, Sanchez 2, Goss, LOB BUR-5, SB-5, 2B-Sevilla, Graham, Varela, SACB-Sanchez, SB-Murillo, Garcia, CS-Maier

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Carlos Rosa 5.1 8 5 4 2 3 L (0-4)
Kahi Kaanoi 2.2 2 1 0 0 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Danny Muegge 5 6 3 3 0 2 W (1-0)
Brian Sager 2 0 0 0 0 1 ND
Daniel Mosquea 2 2 0 0 1 3 SV (1)

WP-Kaanoi, PB-Gonzalez, BB-Bonifacio, Garcia
U-Mark Ripperger, Clinton Mahan
T-2:20, A-2,271

Burlington Hawk Eye

After the Burlington Bees took a 3-2 lead after four innings, the South Bend Silver Hawks struck for two runs in eah of the next two innings as they came back for a 6-3 Midwest League victory Monday at Coveleski Stadium.

Luis Gonzalez picked up two hits for the Bees (10-14) who mustered eight hits against the 17-7 Silver Hawks.

Three South Bend players tallied two hits against Burlington starter Carlos Rosa and reliever Kahi Kaanoi.

Rosa fell to 0-4, working 5 1/3 innings and allowing eight hits and five runs, four earned.

Kaanoi finished the final 2 2/3. He gave up two hits and one unearned run.

Walter Sevilla and Bryan Graham each had doubles for the Bees.

Danny Muegge picked up his first win of the season for the Silver Hawks.

South Bend Tribune
by Forrest Miller

Foot speed at the bottom of the batting order played an important role for the South Bend Silver Hawks Monday night.

Emilio Bonifacio's well placed attempted sacrifice bunt turned into a hit in the third inning, and he also beat out a swining bunt in the sixth inning. Both played were critical as South Bend opened an eight game home stand with a 6-3 Midwest League baseball victory over Burlington.

"Those kind of plays put a lot of pressure on the defense and improves his on base percentage." said South Bend manager Tony Perezchica.

Hits by Lino Garcia and Jeff Cook with nobody out preceded Bonifacio's bunt single in the third inning. Garcia was able to score when Mike Goss hit into a double play.

In the sixth inning, a walk, a stolen base and Cook's infield grounder put Garcia on third with two outs. Taking a full swing, Bonifacio hit the ball about halfway to the pitcher's mound, but was able to beat it out as Garcia scored.

"It was good to see Danny Muegge back out there," said Perezchica.

A lefty who is being counted on to take a regular turn in the rotation. Muegge had been sidelined with a groin injury.

But Monday Muegge turned in five solid innings before Brian Sager and Danny Mosquea combined for four innings of shutout relief.

"Danny made some good pitches and bad ones." added Perezchica. "He's a sinkerball pitcher and he got a few pitches too high. But I'm glad to see him back."

South Bend collected 10 hits, including two each by Goss and Edgar Varela. Goss led off the fourth inning with a hit and later scored on a single by Augie Murillo.

Bonifacio walked to open the fifth. Hits by Goss and Varela and Alex Frazier followed, giving the Hawks two runs. Goss ran a stop sign at third and would have been out at home had the Bees not messed up a play at the plate.

"We talked about that, we'll get it fixed." said Perezchica.

A walk to Garcia, the swining bunt by Bonifacio, a passed ball, a wild pitch and a hit by Goss made it 6-3 in the sixth.

Burlington's Walter Sevilla blasted Muegge's fourth pitch off the left field walll, then scored on a hit by Mitch Maier for a quick 1-0 lead by the visitors.

Four consecutive hits after two were out in the fourth produced two more Burlington runs. Bryan Graham doubled before Luis Gonzalez, Kila Kaaihue and Adam Keim each singled.

Burlington starter Carlos Rosa allowed eight hits in five and one third innings.

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will be out indefinitely with two broken bones in his right hand. Considered among Arizona's top prospects, Gonzalez was hitting .275. Pitcher Alex Cremidan is also on the disabled list with an elbow problem.

Pitcher Brian Sager and outfielder Jon Kaplan have joing the club from extended spring training. Sager, a 6-5 right hander who pitched at Georgia Tech, was a 13th round draft choice of the White Sox in 2001. He was released, the signed by Arizona this spring.

Kaplan, from Tulane University, was a 12th round draft choice of the Diamondbacks last spring.