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Published On: June 15th, 2019


June 14, 2019

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Growlers surrender to Pit Spitters after short rain delay

Kalamazoo gives up 20 hits in the 11-1 loss

It was a rough night for the Kalamazoo Growlers as the Traverse City Pit Spitters scored 11 runs on 20 hits against the KZoo bullpen.

The Pit Spitters scored four runs in the bottom of the first on five hits. Hudson Byorick (Wofford) hit a leadoff double, while Mario Camilletti (Oakland) followed that up with a single. Two batters later, Andrew Morrow (Michigan St.) doubled, scoring Byorick. A single and a pair of errors by the Growlers added three more runs for Traverse City.

The Growlers responded with a run of their only run in the top of the second, as Gabe Rivera (Miami (FL)) hit an infield single. Hunter Thorn (Purdue NW) provided another base knock to move Rivera to second. Kalamazoo then had two consecutive groundouts, including one for an RBI by Jimmy Sullivan (UVA).

Kalamazoo would not get another baserunner until the sixth inning when Shea Kramer (Utah) was walked by Traverse City’s starter Andrew Hoffman (Oakland). The team would register another hit until they had a pair in the ninth by Drew Blakely (UVA) and Rivera.

Michael Paredes (0-1, SDSU) was given the loss after throwing 3.2 innings, giving up 13 hits, seven earned runs and five strikeouts.

Hoffman (3-0) was credited with his third win in as many starts, surrendering just two hits, one earned run, three walks and nine strikeouts.

The Growlers return to action tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. against Traverse City at Pit Spitter Park. Adam Wheaton is slated to start for Kalamazoo.




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