The Cleveland A's got back in the win column after a 10-0 victory over the Chattanooga Indians.
“We played a solid game of baseball all the way around, it was a good win for our team. And, I have to tip my hat to the Indians, even though the score may not reflect it, they played us a tough game,” stated Bill Massingale.
The team’s player of the week nominee went to Landon Gray, who pitched a two-hit, complete game shutout with eight strikeout.
Gray came strong out of the gate, throwing a perfect game until the fourth; after a walk and a hit batsmen, he settled back in and retired the side in order.
“Landon gave up one hit in the sixth and one in the seventh, and that was it. His velocity seem to get better as the game progressed and his breaking stuff and off-speed stuff was working well for him today,” stated Massingale.
On the offensive side of the house, the team hit the ball well. Dalton Montgomery got the A’s on the board first with a base hit, then some good base running. After a passed ball, Montgomery slid in safely at the plate to score first.
In the third inning, Will Ellis doubled to left center to clear the bases and rack up three RBIs. In the fourth inning, Josh Hindman, who continues to swing a hot bat, went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and knocked in Matt Ghrist and Pete Intza, who also singled.
“Our bottom three in the batting order did the most damage, going a combined 6-for-9 with six RBIs. It’s great to get some production from those spots in the lineup. Overall, great win, now we get a week to celebrate Fathers’ Day. Then, it’s back to the diamond on June 24 against the first-place Chattanooga Bombers,” explained Massingale.