The 2012 Lansing Lugnuts have had a great season full of accomplishments. Ajay Meyer set a new record in saves, K.C. Hobson set a new record in doubles, and Sunday, the team set a new record for shutouts in a season with 16 while also tying the franchise record for wins in a season with 78 in a 4-0 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps!
The game featured great pitching from Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Berl and Ian Kadish. Syndergaard pitched five innings, allowing four hits to go with four strikeouts and a walk for the win. Brandon Berl pitched the sixth and seventh innings, allowing one hit and collecting a strikeout, while Ian Kadish pitched hitless eighth and ninth innings, striking out three of the six batters he faced.
Offensively, Nick Baligod went 3-for-4 with a run scored, K.C. Hobson went 2-for-5 with a run scored, and Michael Crouse delivered a big two RBI double in the third inning, right after Kevin Patterson drove in the first run on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded. That double gave the Lugnuts a 3-0 lead which lasted until the eighth, when Aaron Munoz drove in Andy Fermin for the fourth and final run of the game.
The Lugnuts have a chance to break the franchise record for wins starting Monday night versus the TinCaps as they enter their final eight games of the season before the Midwest League playoffs. Stay posted to JaysProspects for all the details.