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Published On: August 9th, 2004

Will "The Thrill” Krout stepped on the mound one last time for the MoonDogs, and he left a lasting impression on everyone, as he pitched 6 2/3 innings to lead the ‘Dogs to a 6-3 victory in the final home game of the season at "The Frank.”

After Krout set the Honkers down in order in the first inning, the MoonDogs offense knew he had his "A” game and all they needed to do was score some runs, and in the bottom of the first inning, the ‘Dogs offense erupted for 4 runs off of Rochester starter, Trae Dauby.

Ryan Chiarelli, Aaron Grant and Grant Rembert all reached base to start the inning, then Kevin Dixon came to the plate. With 1 out in the inning and the bases loaded, Dixon delivered the big blow, driving a Dauby offering to left center that cleared the bases. Dixon later scored on a Brandon Fromm single to put the MoonDogs up 4-0 after the first.

With an early 4-0 lead, Krout showed why he is a 2-time All-Star and a member of the All-Decade team, by shutting down the Honkers for 5 innings. The Honkers managed to get 1 run off of Krout in the sixth and 2 unearned runs in the seventh that made it a 4-3 game.

But the ‘Dogs didn’t go away, as they posted two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-3 lead.

In the ninth, the Honkers got a lead off single off of Kevin Dixon, who came on in relief for Krout in the seventh, but he got the next 3 batters to earn his third save of the season.

Krout finished with 6.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 unearned) on 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4.

Kevin Dixon finished 1-4 at the plate with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.