1994 Foxes Home Game #15 – May 19
A folder was found during the renovations of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Inside this folder, an era of Appleton Professional Baseball was rediscovered. The original scoresheets and boxscores from home games of the first half of the 1994 Foxes season. This was the time of Alex Rodriguez, Raul Ibanez, and many other future major league ball players.
Rattler Radio will look back at each of these games from 1994 between now and Opening Day, 2013. Enjoy.
In game #14, the Foxes lost their second straight home game. It was also the second straight home game in which they had allowed more than ten runs. Brett Hinchcliffe was on the hill to take on the role of stopper. Would he do it? Read on!
Mike Barger – cf
Marcus Sturdivant – lf
Alex Rodriguez – ss
Raul Ibanez – c
Brian Wallace – 3b
Alex Sutherland – dh
Giomar Guevara – 2b
Chad Dunavan – rf
James Clifford – 1b
SILVER HAWKS LINEUP:
Sandy McKinnon – lf
Jason Evans – dh
Frank Menechino – 2b
Julio Vinas – c
Greg Norton – 3b
Nilson Robledo – 1b
Shawn Buchanan – rf
Byron Matthews – cf
Wil Polidor – ss
The highlight of the first two innings was Brett Hinchcliffe striking out the side in order in the top of the second.
But, in the third, the Silver Hawks scored twice. A double by Wil Polidor and an infield single by Sandy McKinnon put runners on the corners. McKinnon stole second. Then, an RBI grounder by Jason Evans scored Polidor while McKinnon stayed put at second.
McKinnon would steal third and score on a triple by Frank Menechino for a 2-0 South Bend lead.
The Foxes answered in the bottom of the third. Giomar Guevara drew a leadoff walk. Chad Dunavan followed with a home run to center to tie the game 2-2.
Alex Rodriguez started the fourth inning with a double. Raul Ibanez moved Rodriguez to third with a fly ball to center. Brian Wallace gave the Foxes the lead with a double to drive in A-Rod.
The Foxes did have three base runners against South Bend starter Brian Woods the rest of the game, only one reached second. That would have been James Clifford, who doubled with one out in the eighth.
Matt Mantei came on in the top of ninth inning and struck out the first two batters before getting Julio Vinas to fly out to Dunavan in right field to end the game.
FOXES PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
Chad Dunavan: 2-for-3, HR, single, RUN, 2RBI
Brett Hinchcliffe: 8IP, 6H, 2R, 0BB, 7K, WIN
Alex Rodriguez: 1-for-3, 2B, RUN
Raul Ibanez: 0-for-3
Frank Menechino: 3-for-4, 2B, two singles, RBI
This game started at 6:35pm. It was over at 8:32pm. Just one hour and fifty-seven minutes on a warm May evening at Goodland Field.
The win moved the Foxes’ home record to 9-6 through 15 games.
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