08/14/2010 9:06 PM
Otters pitcher Kyle Barry threw a season high eight innings in the Otters loss on Saturday night.
(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) - The Kalamazoo Kings held on late to defeat the Evansville Otters 6-4 on Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Bosse Field.
Kalamazoo rallied for a 3-0 lead but Evansville refused to go down quietly. A Toby Davis single brought Evansville within a run in the fifth inning and a two-run home run from Vinnie Scarduzio tied the game just an inning later.
Tied at three, the Kings tacked on another pair of runs in the 7th inning to go ahead 5-3. The Otters were again able to pull within a run on a Jeff Hanson RBI single but Kalamazoo prevailed in the 6-4 win on Saturday night.
Reliever Jimmy Stanley (1-2) earned the win for the Kings with 1 2/3 hitless innings pitched. The loss goes to Kyle Barry (2-5) who allowed five runs in a season-high eight innings.
Kalamazoo has now won the first two games of the series as the Kings improve to 23-54. With the loss, Evansville has now lost five straight contests and stands at 28-47.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon in the series finale. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM CDT. The Evansville Otters and Millennium Steel “Salute the Negro Leagues” tomorrow in a must-see game at Bosse Field.