BlueSox Unable to Unravel Knott
Lorain pitcher Cam Knott has put up an ERA of 0.46 and is averaging over a strikeout per inning so far this
summer. The BlueSox knew they would have a challenge facing him tonight in Lorain and did their best to put up some runs.
Knott would have none of it.
Continuing in his dominant fashion that has him ranking among the league's best pitchers, Knott held Butler
hitless through seven innings, striking out six. Butler scored two runs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of Knotts sole
walk and an error by Lorain's shortstop Nate Langhals.
Lorain's catcher Derek Sprout homered, and first baseman Zach Ratcliff doubled twice to help them to a 5-3
The BlueSox did not fare much better after Knott exited the game, as Zach Beaver and Michael Koltak only allowed
one hit between them. Butler had not been one-hit since their inaugural season, when Richmond's Mike Giovenco held them to
a single in a seven-inning contest that was part of a double-header.
Anthony Caringi took the loss for Butler, although he struck out six and walked just one. Caringi allowed
nine hits over five innings. Reid Noah pitched the balance of the game for the BlueSox striking out two over the final three
The BlueSox take on the Ironmen again Wednesday evening at Pullman Park. First pitch is at 6:35pm. Robert
Hawkins will take the hill for Butler for the second time this season.
The BlueSox Podcast: Episode IV
We are now three weeks into the BlueSox 2013 campaign, which means we now have a fourth episode of The BlueSox
Podcast. Topics on this edition include a recap the third week of the season, we discuss the strong speed and starting pitching
for Butler, pick players of the week, and look ahead to the upcoming games.
You can listen to the episode here,
or right-click and select "Save File As..." to download.