Fielders Streak Continues, Winning 6-2 over Yuma
July 6, 2011 by: Brendan Meyer
The Lake County Fielders increased their winning streak to four games on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Yuma Scorpions 6-2 at Fielders Stadium. Vince Bongiovanni, who started off the game retiring the first six batters he faced, is now a perfect 4-0 on the season. He went six strong innings, giving up only two runs on six hits while striking out two. Ã�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½I got a little tired towards the end there,Ã�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ Bongiovanni said. Ã�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½But I fought through it and gave the team a chance to win.Ã�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ Run support was a premium this afternoon, as the Fielders backed up BongiovanniÃ�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s strong pitching performance with plenty of runs. The Fielders struck first in the second inning after Quentin LuquetteÃ�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s base hit wound him up on third after a fielding error by the right fielder. Luquette scored on a wild pitch, giving the Fielders an early 1-0 lead. The run scored in the first inning began a little streak for the Fielders, as they went on to score one run in each of the following three innings. Brandon Newton led off the third inning with a double in the gap, and after a sacrifice bunt by Rex Rundgren, Lino Garcia singled up the middle to score Newton to increase the lead to 2-0. Luquette then scored again in the fourth inning after he singled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Matthew Redding to make it a 3-0 lead over Yuma. In the 5th inning, Argelis Nunez doubled with two outs and was driven in on C.J. ZieglerÃ�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s 37th RBI of the season on a bloop single to center field to increase the lead to 4-0. The 6th inning was the only inning that gave any trouble to FielderÃ�Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s pitching today. Joey Gathright started off the inning with a single, and moved to second on a pass ball. After a single by Carlos Leon, Gathright scored on a base hit by Jose Canseco to make the game 4-1. But the Fielders got both of their runs back in the bottom of the 6th, as Argelis Nunez crushed a two-run home run, his 10th home run of the season, over the left field wall to make it a 6-2 lead. Nunez was 3-4 on the day with two RBIs. Ryan Carr, Greg Lane, and Steve Grife each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to close out the 23rd win for the first place Fielders. Tomorrow night at 7p.m., the Fielders will put their streak on the line against the Scorpions in the fourth game of the series.