AFTER taking two games in a double-header against the RedHawks the day before, the Goldeyes got crushed 11-2 to close out the series Wednesday at Shaw Park.
The Fish bats were not there, while the RedHawks scored everything they hit, earning 11 hits for 11 runs. The Fish, on the other hand, could only manage four hits on the night.
In the third inning with the score 1-1, the RedHawks broke the game wide-open with runners on first and third, C.J. Retherford slapped a single to right field to put his team up 2-1, one of five runs for the RedHawks in the inning.
In the bottom of the third, the Fish picked up their second run of the game when catcher Jordan Guida singled to left field. He would later be brought in for the score by a single from Tyler Kuhn.
Fans remembered Retherford from the night before when he ran over catcher Luis Alen on his way home, forcing Alen to take Wednesday night off and they let the RedHawk know their displeasure with boos at every at bat.
It didn't matter though because after a lead-off walk in the fourth, Retherford launched a two-run homer to make it 8-2. Retherford was 2-3 on the night with three RBI.
The RedHawks added three more in the fifth just for good measure and blanked the Fish the rest of the way.
óó ON THE MOUND
The RedHawks dug deep into the Goldeyes' bullpen with a total of six different pitchers on the mound for the Fish.
It was a tough night for starter Chandler Barnard, who got pulled midway through the disaster in the third inning. He was credited with two innings pitched and six runs given up while walking three.
With the loss Barnard's record moves to 4-2 on the season.
óó UP NEXT
The Goldeyes have the day off before going on a road trip to take on the Gary SouthShore RailCats in a three-game set heading into the all-star break next Monday.
The all-star skills competition and all-star game will be next week at Shaw Park.