Batavia (33-23) looked sharp defensively as they beat Auburn (31-25) 5-1 to gain another game on the Doubledays. Hector Cardenas (4-0) remained perfect in the win, going five innings with two hits, one run (unearned), two walks and three strikeouts. Matthew Wright suffered the loss in his four and a third innings, giving up five hits, two runs, two walks and striking out two.
The Muckdogs jumped on board first in the 2nd as Charlie Cutler scored the first run after he walked and scored on a Frederick Parejo double. The Doubledays came back to tie it up in the top of the 3rd. Luis Rivera scored the only Auburn run of the night when he singled, moved around the bases on two sacrifice bunts and scored on a fielding error.
However, the Muckdogs came out with offensive power to get the win. In the 5th they got the lead back after Jose Garcia doubled and then came home when Colt Sedbrook grounded out. They plated another in the 7th on three singles by Edwin Gomez, Brett Lilley and Sedbrook. Batavia's big inning came in the 8th as they added two insurance runs on back-to-back round-trippers off the bats of Xavier Scruggs and Cutler.
Sedbrook ended the night 3-for-4 with an RBI and Gomez went 2-for-4 with a run scored. The Muckdogs travel to Auburn tomorrow to try to gain yet another game on the Doubledays.