Walkoff Wednesday – 2012 Season

It’s Walkoff Wednesday on Rattler Radio.

We have reached the 2012 season.  We have covered all eighteen seasons of Timber Rattlers baseball and done as many of the walkoff wins that we could find.

There will be a wrap on the wheres, hows, and how manys next week to put a bow on this feature.  Then, it will be time to add the walkoff heroes for the 2013 season.

Somewhere down the line probably in the offseason, we will get to the Foxes and Papermakers.  But, for now, look back at the 2012 season with eighteen walkoff wins.

Click on the links to see and hear the walkoff wins of the 2013 Timber Rattlers.  All photos were taken by Ann Mollica.

TIMBER RATTLERS WALKOFFS (11):

Parker Berberet is about to get mobbed.

Parker Berberet is about to get mobbed.

DATE: April 7
OPPONENT: Cedar Rapids Kernels
BATTER: Parker Berberet
PITCHER: Stephen Tromblee
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 6-6 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: RBI Single by Berberet
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids 6
NOTE: The Kernels took a 6-3 lead by scoring three runs in the top of the ninth. The Rattlers rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth.  Chadwin Stang doubled in the first run.  Ben McMahan singled to drive in the next two.  Then, Berberet knocked in the game winner.  This was the first win of the season for the Rattlers.

Dishon delivers

Dishon delivers

DATE: April 14
OPPONENT: Peoria Chiefs
BATTER: John Dishon
PITCHER: Kyler Burke
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: 2-out RBI double by Dishon.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 4, Peoria 3
NOTE: There were two out and none on in the bottom of the ninth.  Then, Yadiel Rivera singled.  Dishon followed with his double for the game winner.

DATE: April 25
OPPONENT: Dayton Dragons
BATTER: Greg Hopkins 
PITCHER: Jimmy Moran
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in the bottom of then 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Greg Hopkins solo home run!
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Wisconsin 4, Dayton 3
NOTE: Walkoff homer!

Lookout, Nick Ramirez!

Lookout, Nick Ramirez!

DATE: May 16
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
BATTER: Nick Ramirez
PITCHER: Jeff Urlaub
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: RBI single by Nick Ramirez
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Wisconsin 5, Burlington 4 (10)
NOTE: Burlington tied the game 4-4 with three runs in the top of the eighth inning.

Walla scores the winning run!

Walla scores the winning run!

DATE: May 20
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
BATTER: Nick Ramirez
PITCHER: Robinson Yambati
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Kane County 6, Wisconsin 5 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: 2-out, 2-run single by Nick Ramirez
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Wisconsin 7, Kane County 6
NOTE: The Rattlers had a runner at first with two outs.  Yambati walked the next two batters to load the bases.  Ramirez knocked in two for the win!

I will NEVER get sick of this picture.

I will NEVER get sick of this picture.

DATE: June 10
OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
BATTER: Yadiel Rivera
PITCHER: Clint Dempster
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: 3-run homer by Yadiel Rivera!
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 5, Beloit 2 (10)
NOTE: Wisconsin had runners at first and second with no outs.  Rivera could not get the sacrifice bunt down in two opportunities.  Then, he smacked the game winning homer.

That's Drew Gagnon celebrating with Yadiel Rivera.

That’s Drew Gagnon celebrating with Yadiel Rivera.

DATE: June 11
OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
BATTER: Yadiel Rivera
PITCHER: Corey Williams
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 7-7 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY:  RBI single by Rivera.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 8, Beloit 7
NOTE: Two days in a row with walkoff wins for Rivera.

DATE: June 29
OPPONENT: Peoria Chiefs
BATTER: Rafael Neda
PITCHER: Luis Liria
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 7-7 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Rafael Neda with an RBI single with the bases loaded.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 8, Peoria 7 (10)
NOTE: The Rattlers trailed 6-1 after Peoria scored six times in the top of the third.  The Rattlers tied the game with five runs in the fourth.

Mac leaps into home plate.

Mac leaps into home plate.

DATE: July 18
OPPONENT: Great Lakes Loons
BATTER: Ben McMahan
PITCHER: Matt Shelton
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Ben McMahan with a solo homer!
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 5, Great Lakes 4 (10)
NOTE: Third walkoff homer of the season!

Yep. He KNOWS that's a game winner!

Yep. He KNOWS that’s a game winner!


DATE: August 11

OPPONENT: Clinton LumberKings
BATTER: Nick Ramirez
PITCHER: Stephen Shackleford
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 8-8 in the bottom of the 13th
GAME WINNING PLAY: RBI single by Ramirez
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Wisconsin 9, Clinton 8 (13)
NOTE: Third walkoff hit of the season for Ramirez.  Also…The jerseys….it was Jimmy Buffett Night.

I can't decide if the look on Cameron Garfield's face or Rafael Neda's fist pump is my favorite part of this photo.

I can’t decide if the look on Cameron Garfield’s face or Rafael Neda’s fist pump is my favorite part of this photo.

DATE:  September 12
OPPONENT:  Fort Wayne TinCaps
BATTER: Nick Ramirez
PITCHER: Luis De La Cruz
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Ties 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Rafael Neda scores from third on a wild pitch!
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 3, Fort Wayne 2 (10)
NOTE: This was Game One of the MWL Championship Series!

OPPONENT WALKOFFS (9):

DATE: April 22
OPPONENT: South Bend Silver Hawks
STADIUM: Coveleski Regional Stadium
BATTER: Ender Inciarte
PITCHER: Seth Lintz
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 10th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: RBI double by Inciarte.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: South Bend 2, Timber Rattlers 1 (10)
NOTE: South Bend tied the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

DATE: May 25
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
STADIUM: Modern Woodmen Park
BATTER: Roberto Reyes
PITCHER: Mark Williams
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Reyes bunts with runners on first and second with no outs.  Williams throws wildly to first to allow winning run to score.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Quad Cities 5, Timber Rattlers 4
NOTE:  First walkoff loss in QC during 2012

DATE: May 29
OPPONENT: Peoria Chiefs
STADIUM: Peoria Chiefs Stadium
BATTER:  Oliver Zapata
PITCHER: Tyler Cravy
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 14th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Zapata singled in the game winning run.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Peoria 4, Timber Rattlers 3 (14)
NOTE: Pin-Chieh Chen barely knocked the ball out of the catcher’s glove to end the marathon and help the Chiefs avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Rattlers.

DATE: June 15
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
STADIUM: Modern Woodmen Park
BATTER: Roberto De La Cruz
PITCHER: Mark Williams
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Throwing error on Brandon Macias after a sacrifice bunt attempt by De La Cruz allowed Virgil Hill to score all the way from first base.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Quad Cities 3, Timber Rattlers 2
NOTE: This was the second walkoff loss at Quad Cities.

DATE: June 17
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
STADIUM: Modern Woodmen Park
BATTER: Virgil Hill
PITCHER: Chad Pierce
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: 2-run homer by Virgil Hill.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Quad Cities 4, Timber Rattlers 2
NOTE: This was the last game of the first half.  This was the third walkoff loss at Quad Cities.

DATE: July 6
OPPONENT: Cedar Rapids Kernels
STADIUM: Perfect Game Field
BATTER: Zach Borenstein
PITCHER: Tommy Toledo
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Timber Rattlers 11, Cedar Rapids 10 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Two-out, two-run homer by Borenstein
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Cedar Rapids 12, Timber Rattlers 11
NOTE: I hate this game.  The Timber Rattlers scored eight runs in the top of the eight inning to rally from a 10-3 deficit to grab an 11-10 lead.  Then..oh, I can’t even finish this thought.

DATE: July 13
OPPONENT: Lake County Captains
STADIUM: Classic Park
BATTER: Jordan Smith
PITCHER: Stephen Peterson
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 6-6 in the bottom of the 15th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Lake County 7, Rattlers 6 (15)
NOTE: The Rattlers were down 5-1 after six innings.  They tied the game with a run in the seventh, a run in the eighth, and two in the ninth.  Max Walla put the Rattlers in front with a homer in the top of the 12th, but the Captains tied the game in the bottom of the 12th on a two-out passed ball.

DATE: July 14
OPPONENT: Fort Wayne TinCaps
STADIUM: Parkview Field
BATTER: Travis Jankowski
PITCHER: Kevin Shackelford
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Jankowski singles to drive in the winning run.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Fort Wayne 4, Timber Rattlers 3
NOTE: The team arrived in Fort Wayne at 5:30am after the 15 inning loss in Lake County on the previous night.  Wisconsin had a 3-2 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth, but the TinCaps scored two runs for the win.

DATE: July 28
OPPONENT: Clinton LumberKings
STADIUM: Ashford University Field
BATTER: Chris Taylor
PITCHER: Mark Williams
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Ties 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th.
GAME WINNING PLAY: Taylor with a 2-out RBI single.
SCORE AFTER WALKOFF: Clinton 3, Timber Rattlers 2
NOTE: Wisconsin went 14-3 in 17 games against Clinton in 2012.  This was one of the losses.  I consider it an even trade.

Previous Walkoff Wednesdays:
Walkoff Wednesday (1999 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2011 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2010 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2009 Season)


Walkoff Wednesday (2008 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (1998 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (1997 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (1996 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (1995 season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2007 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2006 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2005 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2004 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2003 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2002 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2001 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2000 Season)

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