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Plates serve up 14-3 home win


ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Plates beat the Toledo Mud Hens 14-3 Thursday night at Frontier Field. 
It did not take long for the Plates to score as Taylor Motter hit a lead-off home run, his fifth of the year in the bottom of the first off Mud Hens starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont to give the Plates an early 1-0 lead. The Plates added to their lead after a sacrifice fly from Kennys Vargas that scored Nick Gordon from third making the score 2-0. Next batter, Jon Kemmer, hit a two-run home run, his second of the year that also scored Tyler Austin, giving the Plates a 4-0 lead.
The Plates extended their lead in the bottom of the second after Austin hit a three-run home run, his ninth of the year which scored Jeremy Hazelbaker and Motter, making the score 7-0.
The Mud Hens answered in the top of the third against Plates starting pitcher, Stephen Gonsalves after Kade Scivicque hit an RBI double, making the score 7-1.
Paul Voelker replaced Aumont in the top of the third. Aumont finished with 2.0 innings thrown, allowed four hits, seven earned runs, three walks and had two strikeouts. Aumont threw 54 pitches, 31 for strikes.
The Plates added to their lead in the bottom of the third after an error in the infield scored Vargas, making the score 8-1. Later in the inning, Kemmer scored on an infield ground ball to make the score 9-1. Hazelbaker added a two-run home run, his second of the year that scored Edgar Corcino, making the score 11-1.
The Plates scored in the bottom of the fourth after a sacrifice fly from Vargas which scored Austin, making the score 12-1.
The Mud Hens scored in the top of the sixth after an RBI double from Dawel Lugo, making the score 12-2. Lugo would come into score after a wild pitch making the score 12-3.
The Plates added to the lead in the bottom of the sixth after a two-run home run by Vargas, his 15th of the year to make the score 14-3.
Jake Reed replaced Gonsalves in the top of the seventh inning. Gonsalves finished with 6.0 innings thrown, allowed three hits, three earned runs, three walks and had nine strikeouts. Gonsalves threw 98 pitches, 65 for strikes.
Reed worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Ryne Harper pitched the ninth inning, allowing a single and fanning one batter. 
The Plates out-hit the Mud Hens 11-4. Austin finished a double short of the cycle, and scored three runs while driving in three.
Winning pitcher: Gonsalves (8-3)
Losing pitcher: Aumont (2-4)
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NOTES: The Plates set season high for home runs in a game with five, as well as a season high for runs with 14.

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