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Defense helps Mudcats end slide

Posted by on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:02 AM

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Finally.

Michael Griffin (picured) had two hits including a homer, Juan Francisco added three hits including a double with an RBI, and six Carolina Mudcats had extra-base hits Monday night in a 7-6 road win over the Chattanooga Lookouts.

The result ended Carolina's five-game losing streak.

Steven Otterness, who was just called up from Dayton as Dallas Buck went on the DL with a sore arm, was the winning pitcher in relief.

But the big plays came on defense in the ninth, as two Lookouts were tagged out at the plate trying to score the tying run.

In the Chattanoooga ninth, Ramon Nivar led off with a double. Josh Bell then singled down the left-field line, but Todd Frazier cut off the hit and gunned down the lead runner.

After a wild pitch, catcher Brian Peterson blocked a pitch that headed up the first-base line. Bell tried to score on the play, but pitcher Logan Ondrusek caught Peterson's toss and tagged him out.

Andrew Lambo grounded to second baseman Jose Castro to end the game.

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