“I shouldn’t have threw on my back,” Frye said, “but if I would have tried to have got up I wouldn’t have had a chance anyway so I just tried to make something happen.”
Clements avoided any further damage with back-to-back strikeouts. He allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits in two innings of work, striking out four.
Jordan closed out the game with two scoreless innings. He pitched around a leadoff walk in the sixth and retired the side in order in the seventh, ending the game with a strikeout.
The Berries scored a run in the first when Jacob Shelton lifted a fly ball to left that was mishandled for an error allowing Frye to score. Jordan opened the second with a double and later scored on a balk to give the Berries a 2-1 lead.
The Berries batted around in the third and scored five runs to take a 7-1 lead. All of the runs came with two outs. Brad Nies hit an RBI double to left. Cooper Kinnaman followed with an RBI infield single. Chris Jones then hit a two-run double off the wall in right. Record followed with an RBI base hit that he stretched into a double.
Shelton hit a one-hop RBI double off the fence in the fourth inning to chase Twin Lakes starter Spencer Andrews to make it an 8-1 game.
Derick Roudebush relieved for the Indians and retired 11 of 12 batters he faced before back-to-back walks set up Record’s at-bat in the seventh. With two outs in the frame, Record blasted a three-run homer over the fence in left for the final margin.
The Berries struck out five times at the plate.
“It was the second time we’ve seen live pitching so far this year so we’ve just got to adjust,” Frye said. “It’s the first game so we’re just happy to get a win.”