Loons, Lugnuts Split Doubleheader, Rubber Match Sunday 5-14-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Loons, Lugnuts Split Doubleheader, Rubber Match Sunday 5-14-2011

With first place in the Midwest League's Eastern Division on the line, the Great Lakes Loons and Lansing Lugnuts picked up a game which was suspended by rain on Friday and played the regularly scheduled game which was shortened to seven innings.
Up 6-3, going into the bottom of the ninth inning of the suspended game, the Loons turned to Pete Budkevics trying to close out his fourth save of the year.
After scoring two runs, Lansing shortstop Gustavo Pierre stole home from third base to tie the game.
Marcus Knecht then doubled home Markus Brisker to plate the game winner for the Lugnuts.
Loon hurler Red Patterson pitched all seven innings of a shortened game 2, to keep Great Lakes one and a half games up on Lansing in the East.
The teams play their sixth straight game against each other Sunday in Lansing.
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