Sun. 7/24/2016

Game s  12, 13

Rangers 21,
Stars 0,
game 1

The Rangers met up with the expansion Dayton Stars for the first time this season and walked away with a pair of run-rule decisions, 21-0 and 21-1. 

In game one, Shawn Schmitt allowed 1 hit in three innings to pick up his 75th career victory as a member of the Rangers.  Joe Becker, Eric Becker, Matt Delbridge each scored four runs. Matt Delbridge also had a career-best 4 RBIs, and Ryan Meinert had season-high 4 RBIs. Jonmarc Lippincott led the team with 3 hits.

In game two, Joe Becker scattered 4 hits over four innings to pick up his 5th win of the season. Joe also recorded his first career triple and finished with 8 runs scored on the day, reaching base safely in all 8 plate appearances. Meinert also reached safely in all 7 plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with 4 runs scored and 4 RBIs. Lippincott went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 6 RBIs. Eric Becker had 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Nick Gilmore was 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Todd Peck had two hits, including a double. Richard Kensinger, subbing on the day, went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored.

Rangers 21,
Stars 1,
game 2

Offensive highlights: Jonmarc Lippincott 7-for-9, 5 runs, 7 RBIs, 2 doubles; Nick Gilmore 3-for-5, 4 runs, 5 RBIs, 4 BB, 2 SB; Todd Peck 2-for-6, 4 runs, double; Joe Becker 3-for-4, 8 runs, 2RBI, double, triple; Eric Becker 5-for-6, 5 runs, 4RBI, double; Matt Delbridge 3-for-6, 5 runs, 5 RBI, 2 SB; Ryan Meinert 4-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBI, 2 SB.

Historical Notes:  Joe Becker recorded his 30th career victory and reached 250 career strikeouts. The team is 22 runs scored away from 5000 franchise runs!