Yesterday, Write on Sports (Wos) went to see the South Bend Silver Hawks play the Burlington Bees at Four Winds Field in South Bend. In the first 4 innings the Silver Hawks put on a power hitting display. In the second inning Fidel Pena walked up to the plate for his first at bat of the season. The next thing you know, the ball is clearing the right field fence. And Fidel Pena has a three run home run. The Silver Hawks are up three one going into the third inning. In the bottom of the third inning, Silver Hawks left fielder Chuck Taylor hits a solo home run to give the Silver Hawks a four one lead. In the bottom of the fourth inning once again Pena comes up big hitting a triple driving in Michael Perez. The next batter Daniel Bowman hit a fly ball single which allowed Fidel Pena to score. The Hawks ended up winning six to three.
Another key contributor to the Silver Hawks win was the pitching staff. Four pitchers from the Silver Hawks allowed a total of nine hits three runs and only walked two batters. They also had 12 strikeouts. Six of those were coming from starting pitcher Brent Jones.
At the end of nine innings the Silver Hawks had defeated the Burlington Bees six to three for another Hawks win.