vs. Clinton LumberKings (13-13 Second Half, 37-59 Overall)
Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, Indiana – 7:30 PM Eastern Time
@ Coveleski Stadium: 2-0 Silver Hawks
@ Alliant Energy Field: 0-0 Tie
Silver Hawks Team Hitting: .244 – T-13th
Silver Hawks Team Pitching: 3.68 ERA – 5th
LumberKings Team Hitting: .230 – 16th
LumberKings Team Pitching: 4.05 ERA – 14th
LAST GAME: Matt Helm had two doubles and four RBIs on Thursday night, leading the South Bend Silver Hawks to an 8-6 win over the Clinton LumberKings. Helm tied his season high in runs batted in and helped the team overcome a deficit with a three-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jeff Shields (WP, 6-9) allowed four solo homers and five runs total, but still managed to walk away with the win. Nate Reed (LP, 2-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) in 5.0 innings. Roberto Rodriguez also had two RBIs for the Silver Hawks.
· The next four games represent the final games against the Western Division this season. South Bend will play only Eastern Division foes for the final 40 games of the year. The Silver Hawks are 10-10 versus the Western Division this season.
· At 11-15, the Silver Hawks have bettered their start through 26 games from the first half when they were just 9-17.
· Helm’s four RBI night yesterday was his second of the season.
· Roberto Ortiz has hits in five straight games, a new season high for him. He did not play in last night’s game.
· Yazy Arbelo ranks 1st with 23 home runs, 76 RBIs, and 46 XBH. He is third in total bases and walks and fourth in slugging.
· Zach Walters is on a 6 game streak and ranks 8th with a .304 average, second in runs, third in hits and fourth in total bases and XBH.