Blue Sox drop second straight in Challenge
Published 10:48 pm Friday, June 28, 2013
Despite a late-game comeback the Austin Blue Sox dropped its second game of the Spamtown Challenge, losing to Appleton, Wis. 8-5 Friday night at Marcusen Park.
The Blue Sox fell behind early, giving up four runs in the top of the first inning to Appleton.
Austin added two in the bottom half to cut the lead to 4-2 and was able to hold Appleton for the second and third innings before giving up two more runs in the fourth. The runs came off a two-run home run from Appleton’s Jesus Caezares which also drove in Mitch Busch who double one batter earlier.
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Austin wasn’t quite done, however, as the Blue Sox added a run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to cut the lead to 6-5.
But in the seventh inning, which saw Appleton draw three walks, the Legends were able to tack on two more runs to put the game out of reach.
Austin starting pitcher Jon Mittag took the loss going six innings.
At the plate, Brian Voigt was 2-for-3 with a double and single.