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Chaffee walks away with 11-3 win over Woodpeckers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Charleston's Trey Watkins safely steals second as Chaffee's Cody Johnson goes up to haul in a high throw from the catcher in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Brent Shipman, Staff
CHAFFEE -- Capitalizing on the Charleston Woodpeckers' struggles on the mound, the Chaffee Squids jumped out to a five-run first inning on Tuesday before rolling to an 11-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader.

"We when went up there we were patient and took our walks," Chaffee coach Aaron Horrell said. "I usually don't tell kids to take pitches, but in that first inning (Charleston's pitcher) got three outs and I think he only threw six strikes.

"We chased a couple and stuff like that so I made our guys start taking a little bit."

Coming up in the the bottom of the first after Charleston had jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, the Squids took advantage of three hit batters and three walks in the frame to go up 3-2 without collecting a hit.

Chaffee's only hit of the game came to cap the first-frame rally as Greg Davis hit a two out bases loaded line drive single to score two runs as the Squids went up 5-2.

Ahead 7-3 Chaffee heading into the bottom of the fifth, Chaffee was able to more or less put the game away with another big rally. Taking advantage of five straight walks to start the inning the Squids went on to score their final four runs in the inning to make up the 11-3 final.

"It wasn't pretty," Charleston coach Paul Bucher said. "Really defensively we played a great game. They didn't have that many hits and we caught it and threw them out. Our catcher threw out just about everybody that went.

"The difference in the game was strikes."

Picking up the win, starting pitcher Scott Foster went five full innings allowing three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out eight. Foster got stronger as the game wore on, only surrendering one hit and no runs in his final three innings on the mound and struck out five straight batters starting with the last out of the third.

Coming in to close out the game, Daniel Dooley pitched a perfect final two innings and struck out the final four batters of the night.

Completing the sweep, the Squids came back in the second contest of the night and ran away with a 20-7 win.

Chaffee now stands at 21-2 on the season while the Woodpeckers drop to 4-7.

Charleston 210 000 0 - 3 3 1

Chaffee 520 040 x - 11 1 1

WP -- Scott Foster. LP -- Gabe Felter. 2B -- (CF) Gabe Felter.

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