Monday, July 19, 2004

AAA: Bats 5, SkyChiefs 2



By The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - Jim Chamblee went 3-for-3 as the Louisville Bats collected 11 hits in defeating the Syracuse SkyChiefs 5-2 in International League play Sunday at Louisville Slugger Field.

Along with the Bats hitting spree, they ended a five-game streak without a home run. Rob Stratton struck his first since joining the Bats, hitting a 398-foot shot to left field in the sixth inning.

Jung Keun Bong (7-6) threw seven innings for Louisville, giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Brian Reith pitched one perfect inning before Aaron Myette closed the game for his 13th save.

Syracuse scored in the second inning on a solo home run by Anthony Sanders and a Tim Whitaker sacrifice fly that scored Glenn Williams.

Cameron Reimers (1-2) took the loss for the SkyChiefs, giving up five runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings of work. He struck out one.




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