Defense Shines As Wolfpack Hand Diamondbacks First Loss

Posted June 11, 2019


The Wolfpack improved to 7-3 on the season with a 6-0 shutout of the first place Diamondbacks on Monday night. The Pack was able to rise to the occasion after a defensively sloppy doubleheader loss to the Dinos on the weekend and put together a flawless defensive performance against one of the best teams in the league. This marks the first game in 2019 in which they've recorded no errors.

Curtis Smith (3-0) spun seven innings in a complete game shutout of the second highest scoring team in the league. He struck out eleven batters while scattering four hits and walking two. This was his second consecutive complete game shutout and he grew his league leading strikeout total to thirty-nine through twenty and one third innings pitched.

Most of the offensive highlights took place in the first or second inning in this game, as Michael Goldade singled to get on base in front of the scorching hot Trent Lawson, who deposited the first pitch he saw over the left field fence for a two-run shot, his second of the season. That would ultimately be all the Pack needed to win the game, but Ray Tamayo felt he had to keep pace with Lawson, and followed suit by launching his own two-run shot to left field on a first pitch fastball. Both players are now tied for the team lead in home runs with two each. After a Lawson sacrifice fly, the two players would combine to knock in five of the Pack's six runs in the contest.

The Wolfpack have a small break before there next series at 3pm and 6pm against the Twins on June 16th.

Player of the month (May 31/19)

Shaun Connor

A preseason injury affected his bat grip and swing heading into the 2018 season, and it took several weeks for Connor to get back to his .OPS ways last season.... not the case this year. Connor is hitting an even .500 through his first 24 plate appearances and has yet to strike out this season. He leads the team in Total Bases and Runs Created and is third on the squad in RBI with 6 through 6 games played. The Wolfpack's on-field leader is doing exactly that, leading the offense, but by example at the outset of the 2019 season.

This month Hitting

AVG:
.500
HR:
0
RBI:
6
Recent Results
Sun Jun 16/19 6:00pm: (2019)
Wolfpack 13
Twins 3
Sun Jun 16/19 3:00pm: (2019)
Twins 7
Wolfpack 12
Mon Jun 10/19 6:30pm: (2019)
Diamondbacks 0
Wolfpack 6
Sat Jun 8/19 6:00pm: (2019)
Dinos 9
Wolfpack 3
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