The Hounds split the doubleheader vs the Sox Saturday at Winnemac, losing a close game one 3-1, but avenging in blowout fashion 19-7 in game two.
Conway, making his first non-Sunday start, started game one and went five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking zero. The Sox struck in the first, scoring 1. The Hounds tied things up in the second with an RBI by Tim Riggenbach (RF). Getting the run back in the following frame, the Sox scored one, and they’d put one more up in the fifth. Reliever Nick Albanese kept the game close, throwing two innings and allowing one hit with no runs. However, the Hounds could not put together enough offense to make another score, ending the first game with 5 hits and only 1 run.
Halftime featured refreshments (and watermelon balls) provided by Big T and Linda Correa.
Resuming play, Frontzak made his first season start and allowed five hits, four runs over five innings, striking out seven and walking none. Defying their low score in game one, the Hounds tallied 15 hits in game two. Joe Malafronte (3B), Phil Oweimrin (RF), and Brandon Jessee (CF) all recorded 2 hits a piece in the second contest. But Burch (2B) and Bandi (1B) each tallied three hits to lead the offense, the former with 2 RBIs and the latter with a whopping 4 RBIs. Japheth “How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You I Pitch” Bandi relieved and closed the game, allowing 2 hits and retaining his spotless ERA over 2 innings of work.
Post games, the Hounds family gathered to finish up the refreshments and pop open a few cold ones (some via shotgun). The wash puts the Hounds at 2-1 in the season series vs the White Sox. They will take on the Marlins at Southwest Park tomorrow for Father’s Day.