Monday, June 9, 2003

Bats sweep doubleheader in Richmond

Louisville 4, Richmond 0; Louisville 7, Richmond 3

By The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - Seth Etherton threw a four-hit shutout in the first game Sunday and Lance Davis starred with his bat and his arm in the nightcap as Louisville swept a doubleheader from Richmond by 4-0 and 7-3 scores in the International League.

Etherton (4-4) worked out of his only jam in the third when Johnny Estrada flied to left with two outs and the bases loaded. Etherton walked two and struck out four.

The Bats scored all their runs in the fifth of the opener, despite hitting just one ball out of the infield. The Braves contributed three errors to the rally.

Louisville loaded the bases with no outs when Wilton Guerrero bounced to first and Mike Hessman threw wide of home. A groundout scored a second run and Braves pitcher Jason Marquis threw wide to home on another grounder, allowing two more runs to score.

Marguis (5-3) allowed six hits, four walks and three strikeouts in seven innings. All of his losses have been at The Diamond.

In the nightcap, Davis held Richmond to three runs in 5 1-3 innings and highlighted a six-run second with a two-run double for the Bats.

Davis (5-4) allowed seven hits and struck out two before tiring in the sixth. Brian Reith came on and retired the last five batters in order for his first save.

Derrick Lewis (2-3) allowed seven runs in 1 2-3 innings for the Braves.

After scoring on a wild pitch in the first, the first five Bats reached in the second. Besides Davis, Mike Stefanski and Brandon Larson had RBI singles, Ruben Mateo had an RBI double and another wild pitch allowed the seventh run to score.

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