|Posted March 9, 2008|
Pack rights the ship with 14-9 win over Mines
With a wake-up call loudly blaring in the Pack's collective ears, the ThunderWolves rallied against the Orediggers Sunday, pulling off a much-needed 14-9 win.
The Pack was powered by a 7-run eighth inning in which eight straight runners reached base and Pack hitters combined to hit the cycle in the inning. The barrage was started off by Jon Proesl, who absolutely hammered a shot to deep centerfield that gave the ThunderWolves what was at the time an all-important run, giving them an 8-7 lead.
Then Proesl's shot seemed small, as the hit parade was kicked off. It was capped by a base-clearing triple by Jason Fobes, his third three-bagger of the season, that scored two and left any Mines comeback in doubt. DH John Kennedy also added a base-clearing double in the inning, resuscitating a tough day in which Kennedy had been 0-for-3 in his first start as the designated hitter.
The win allows the Pack to salvage a split, which is considered a failure to a team that had come into the series having beaten Mines 27 straight times and expecting no less than winning the series outright.
"The game isn't easy for us right now," Pack skipper Stan Sanchez said. "We're struggling in areas that were just flowing at the beginning of the season. Right now, we going through the kind of adversity that all teams do from time-to-time, and we're battling through it."
The ThunderWolves will look to get back on the right track next weekend when they travel to Denver to take on Regis in a four-game conference series.