Broxton’s record tying triple came in the top of the sixth inning when he laced a line drive into the right field corner. Picking up speed as he rounded first, Broxton never broke stride around second and dove in head first to third to tie the league record of 19 triples in a single season.
Keon Broxton tied John Wyre of the 1954 Clinton Pirates for the record and tripled in all three games of the series at Cooley Law School Stadium.
No major leaguer has legged out more than 23 triples in
a season since 1925.
Meanwhile, Adam Worthington (WP, 4-5) turned his best performance of the season. Entering the game at 0-4 in
his previous five starts, Worthington went 7.0 strong innings, allowing only one run while striking out five and walking nobody. The right-hander from suburban Chicago had three 1-2-3 frames and didn’t allow a hit after the fourth inning.
South Bend’s offense gave Worthington plenty of support. Broxton paced the offense with three hits, a RBI, and two runs scored, but was helped out by many others. Ender Inciarte also had three hits and two runs scored, while David Nick hit a solo home run in the ninth to cap the scoring for South Bend.
Bobby Borchering, Chris Jarrett, and Tyson Van Winkle each drove in runs for South Bend as well.
Lansing tried to make the game interesting late, getting a solo home run by Jake Marisnick in the eighth and a two run shot by Balbino Fuenmayor in the ninth against Randy Rodriguez (ND). Rodriguez
was able to strike out Marisnick in the ninth with a runner on base to end the game and give the Silver Hawks a 7-4 victory.
South Bend won two of the three games in the series to remain in the mix for a playoff spot
at 4.5 games back with 17 games remaining in the regular season.
- Borchering has collected an RBI in 7 of his last 9 games
- Nick's 2-for-5 performance ended a 1-for-23 drought at the plate
- Newcomer Chris Jarrett has reached safely and driven in a run in all
three of his games with South Bend so far
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