|Ejected UC coach misses latest loss |
|Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:02 pm |
|Union City Greyhounds’ head coach Mike Gilner wasn’t around to see the end of his team’s 5-2 defeat to the Owensboro Oilers on Wednesday night. |
The UC skipper was ejected from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Gilner, who does not face a fine or suspension due to the nature of his ejection (an argument with no physical contact with the umpire), will be back in the dugout this evening according to league and team officials when Union City (4-7) hosts Owensboro again.
The first pitch this evening is scheduled for 7:05 at Elam Stadium.
On Wednesday, the Greyhounds outhit Owensboro 10-6, but did not have the advantage in the most important column of the box score.
Obviously contributing to Union City’s demise was the fact that the team left 10 runners on base, while the Oilers stranded just five.
For the Greyhounds, Jon Ivie and Justin Guidry both finished with two-hit evenings.
Ivie, who started in right field, had Union City’s only extra base hit — a double in the second.
Otherwise, UC leadoff man Robert Lawrence drove in one run, while catcher Andrew Edge and center fielder Dustin Phelps each scored once.
On the mound, Chad Boughner took the loss, tossing six innings with four runs allowed (two earned) on five hits and one walk.
Boughner struck out five during his time on the hill for the Greyhounds.
Andrew Hawkins pitched 22/3 innings in relief and allowed one run, while Matt Corcoran got the final O’boro hitter out in the top of the ninth.
For the Oilers, Mitch Kellum punched out seven in six frames en route to the mound victory.
Skyler Shown came on and pitched the final three innings with just three hits allowed to earn the save.