Teamwork lifts Louisville Bats to an 8-5 victory against the Toledo Mudhens
07/31/2015 11:40 PM
The Louisville Bats learned a thing or two from their losses to Charlotte earlier this week. In those two losses, the Bats fell behind early and were unable to overcome the adversity. On Friday night, they taught that lesson to Toledo by scoring six runs in the first two innings.
Fans of exciting offense were in heaven in this game, as there were bats flying on both sides, with 24 hits between the two teams. Except for a solo homer from Mudhens right fielder Stephen Moya in the top of the seventh inning, most of the game’s runs were the results of line drives and grounders flying in all directions.
It was truly a team effort on both sides, with hits from six different Toledo players and eight different Bats. Leading the way for Louisville was Hernan Iribarren, who was 2 for 4, with 3 runs scored. Right on his heels was second baseman Irving Falu, who scored 2 runs on 4 hits and 5 at-bats. While not scoring any runs himself, Brennan Boesch was a perfect 4 for 4, with a whopping 5 runs batted in. After a 2-run homer last night, Josh Satin went cold tonight, as he was the only Bats player without a hit.
The Bats hope to “live long and prosper” in their second game with Toledo tomorrow on Star Trek night. The first pitch is at 6:05pm.