Mudcats fall 3-2 in completion of suspended game
By Steve Roush
Published in Sports on July 9, 2006 2:01 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ricky Ledee hit a game-winning single over the third base bag to end Thursday night's rain-suspended game over 27 hours after the game began at the Baseball Grounds.
Ledee's single came three pitches after a disputed safe call at second base when reliever Matt Yourkin's throw to second base attempting to force out Chin Lung Hu on a bunt play was ruled to have pulled Rex Rundgren off of the base. Hu singled to begin the ninth inning.
The game was suspended at 0-0 after 31/2 innings on Thursday night, then endured more than a one-hour rain delay before it was scheduled to resume on Friday. A second rain delay on Friday came after the end of the eighth inning, lasting another 90 minutes.
The second game scheduled was postponed until Saturday.
Jacksonville (9-9) took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on the first pro hit by relief pitcher Alvis Ojeda, slugging Daniel Barone's first pitch over the left field wall. Ojeda was 0-for-11 in his career prior to the homer.
Carolina (8-10) tied the game in the sixth when Frank Moore homered against Ojeda, followed by a double by Lee Mitchell. Ryan Bear singled Mitchell home to put the Mudcats ahead 2-1. The Suns tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a grounder by Jimmy Rohan.
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