GARY, IN - The Gary RailCats (14-8) bats drove in runs early and often and the Canaries (6-16) were never able to catch up on their way to their eighth straight loss. Gary scored three runs in the 2nd, one in the 3rd and two more in the 4th and the game was never in doubt as the RailCats coasted to a 9-2 victory.
Morgan Coombs (3-1) threw a complete game for the RailCats, allowing just six hits while striking out three and walking only one batter. The lone scoring for the Canaries came in the 7th inning when Chris Duffy hit a two-run homerun, his third of the sesaon.
Kyle Ruwe (1-3) went the distance for the Canaries in the loss, but never truly settled in. The righthander gave up 13 hits and threw two wild pitches, although his deep outing ensured that the Canaries bullpen will be fresh for tomorrow.
Danny Pulfer did the most damage for Gary, driving in three runs and raising his season RBI total to 20. Drew Martinez, Ryan Babineau, Wally Backman, Craig Maddox and Zac Mitchell each had two hits for Gary.
The series will wrap up Sunday afternoon at 2:10 PM and the Canaries pregame show will start at 1:45 PM on AM 1230 and FM 98.1 KWSN. Fans can also stream the game at KWSN.com.
- Aaron Rosenberg