Blue Sox fall to Rochester Royals

Published 11:08 pm Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blue Sox second baseman Donte Bledsoe jumps to avoid the slide of Rochester's Brian Ness in Marcusen Park Thursday. The Blue Sox lost to the Royals 10-3. -- Rocky Hulne/

The Austin Blue Sox got a good look at their top three pitchers and came away with some mixed results as they lost to the Rochester Royals 10-3 in Marcusen Park Thursday.

Jamie Adams allowed eight of the runs in just two innings, while Cody Meyer struck out six and allowed two runs and three innings and John Kirby struck out five and allowed zero runs in four innings.

Mark Harber hits a double for the Blue Sox in the first inning at Marcusen Park Thursday.

“We wanted to see our three best guys against a good ‘B’ team and I found out some good things and some bad things,” Blue Sox manager Josh Kunze said. “Cody’s probably ready for the next progression and John hasn’t thrown a lot this summer, so we’ll continue to work him in.”

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The Blue Sox (4-10 overall) scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning as Carter Guthmiller and Jamey Pratt each came up with RBI singles, but Austin didn’t have a lot of scoring chances.

Blue Sox catcher Clay Eustice went 3-for-3 as he had nearly half of Austin’s seven hits.

“We’re still a work in progress,” Kunze said. “Clay had a great game and he stung the ball.”

Royals 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 10 11 1

Blue Sox 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 — 3 7 3

Blue Sox pitching: Jamie Adams (L), 2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 8 ER, 1 K, 1 HBP; Cody Meyer, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 HBP, 6 K; John Kirby, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 5 K

Blue Sox hitting: Donte Bledsoe, 0-for-2; Adams, 0-for-2; Mark Harber, 1-for-4, double, BB; Kyal Williams, 0-for-4; Renne Araujo, 1-for-5, R; Brady Klingfus, 0-for-1, BB, HBP; Clay Eustice, 3-for-3, R; Chris May, 0-for-2, RBI; Brandon Rector, 0-for-2; Preston Higbe, 1-for-3; Jamey Pratt, 1-for-2, RBI, BB; Quinn Yocom, R, 2 BBs; Carter Guthmiller, 1-for-2, RBI; Jon Mittag, 0-for-1; Adam McMasters, 0-for-1