Monday, 28 June 2010

Outlaws use long ball to top Gems, 8-2


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QUINCY, Ill. – The Nashville Outlaws jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after two innings, thanks to a three-run home run by Sam Dove (Georgia Tech) in the top of the first and got seven shutout innings from starting pitcher Austin Bridgewater to pick up an 8-2 win over Quincy at QU-Stadium on Monday.

With the win, the Outlaws snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 10-11 overall while the loss drops Quincy back to .500 at 10-10.

Nashville showed some patience at the plate on Monday, as they took advantage of eight free passes from Quincy’s pitching staff and made them pay with a pair of multi-run home runs.

Nashville led 7-0 heading into the eighth inning before the Gems could finally get on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the inning.

Austin Bridgewater (Carson-Newman) won for the second time in his last three starts, tossing seven shutout innings on Monday. Bridgewater scattered only four hits while striking out two in the win.

Ryan McCauley (Niagara) set a franchise record with four hits in the game, including a key two-run home run in the top of the sixth that gave Nashville a 6-0 lead. The long-ball was McCauley’s first of the summer. McCauley has been on a tear as of late, hitting .700 (7-for-10) over his last three games.

Dove’s three-run homer in the top of the first was his team leading third of the summer.

Billy Rumpke III (Columbia) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Greg Bachman (Austin Peay) recorded his fourth multi-hit game in his last six games by going 2-for-5 on Monday.

Kevin Crumb (Buffalo) threw the ninth inning for the Outlaws, allowing just one hit while striking out two of the four batters he faced to lower his ERA to 0.79.

Nashville will play game two of what is a two-game series at Quincy tomorrow night at QU Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.

The Outlaws will return home to the Music City on Thursday, July 1st for a start of what will be a seven-game homestand at Hawkins Field.

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