|Zug Island Lugnuts Schedule|
|1||Wed May 16||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||at Marlins||L||18||6|
|2||Sat May 19||10:00 AM||Hazel Park||at Nationals||L||14||6|
|3||Sun Jun 03||12:15 PM||Fraser||at The Tribe||P|
|4||Wed Jun 06||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||at Tigers||L||9||0|
|5||Sat Jun 09||12:15 PM||Bishop Foley||Motor City Royals||L||12||1|
|6||Fri Jun 15||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||Motor City Firebirds||L||5||2|
|7||Fri Jun 15||8:15 PM||Capitol Park||at Motor City Firebirds||L||20||1|
|8||Wed Jun 20||6:15 PM||Detroit Pal||Diamondbacks||L||22||10|
The previously winless Diamondbacks overcame a first-inning 2-0 deficit and unloaded for seven runs each in the third and fourth innings, then eight more in the fifth and final inning to crush the Zug Island Lugnuts 22-10 at Police Athletic League stadium.
Jeff Buller and Greg Chastang led the 23-hit attack with three hits each, while ex-Lugnut Tracy Conyer and Greg Hunt each had two hits and there were five D'backs walks.
The Lugnuts used three pitchers, all ineffective, but took advantage of eight hits and seven walks to produce their biggest run output in two seasons. The top two batters continued their assault as they have all season, with leadoff man Don Ukrainec going 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases, followed by Mitch Katsuda with 2-for-2, with two RBI, a walk and two stolen bases.
The injury-riddle 'Nuts, who have yet to win this season, scored twice in the first inning and seven times in the fourth off multiple pitchers, adding a run in the bottom of the fifth of the time-shortened game. They've given up 42 runs in the last two games -- after a tight 5-2 loss to the Motor City Firebirds.
|9||Mon Jun 25||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||at Indians||L||19||1|
|10||Wed Jun 27||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||Marlins||P|
|11||Mon Jul 09||6:00 PM||Bicentennial Park||at Diamondbacks||W||8||4|
|12||Sun Jul 22||10:00 AM||Fraser||at Motor City Royals||L||14||2|
|13||Wed Jul 25||8:15 PM||Bicentennial Park||The Tribe||L||14||5|
|14||Fri Jul 27||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||Tigers||L||20||2|
|15||Tue Jul 31||8:15 PM||Ford Field||Nationals||P|
|16||Fri Aug 03||6:00 PM||Hazel Park||Indians||L||19||3|
|17||Tue Aug 07||8:15 PM||Detroit Pal||Indians||L||22||2|
The Indians used a different pitcher every inning to get ready for the playoffs and took advantage of a dozen Zug Island errors -- and got a three-run homer from Steve Lezotte to boot -- in crushing the Lugnuts 22-2 at PAL field.
Seven of the Indians runs were earned and they got half as many hits as runs, including four doubles. The Zuglugs got their two runs in the fourth off Lezotte on a single by former Indian Bob Leathley after a single and stolen base by Don Ukrainec, a walk by Mitch Katsuda, and Dave Pichan's sacrifice bunt.
Bob Hanon started for the 'Nuts and lasted into the second inning when errors doomed him. He gave up five runs, but just one was earned. Dennis MacDonald, Larry Paladino, and Pichan followed as Lugnuts pitchers. Right fielder Wally Frontera took a fly ball off his head in the second inning but stayed in the game and was OK.
Each team used some A/B batters and each sent 16 players to the plate.
|18||Fri Aug 10||8:15 PM||Ford Field||at Tigers||L||24||5|
|19||Mon Aug 13||6:00 PM||Hazel Park||at The Tribe||L||10||4|
|20||Sat Aug 18||10:00 AM||Hazel Park||at Diamondbacks||P|
|21||Mon Aug 20||6:00 PM||Bicentennial Park||Nationals||L||11||4|
|22||Wed Aug 22||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||at Motor City Firebirds||L||12||4|
|23||Fri Aug 24||6:00 PM||Hazel Park||Marlins||L||19||3|
|24||Mon Aug 27||6:00 PM||Clawson||Motor City Royals||L||10||4|
|25||Thu Aug 30||8:15 PM||Capitol Park||Nationals||L||24||3|
|26||Tue Sep 04||6:00 PM||Hazel Park||Marlins||L||14||2|
|27||Thu Sep 06||6:00 PM||Hazel Park||at The Tribe||P|
|28||Mon Sep 10||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||at Diamondbacks||L||3||0|
|29||Tue Sep 11||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||at The Tribe||L||26||5|