Pro Hogs:

Stanek earns first professional win, beats Ficociello

By: Andrew Hutchinson
Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Ryne Stanek recorded his first professional win Monday.
Photo by Sam Dykstra
Ryne Stanek recorded his first professional win Monday.

— Ryne Stanek earned his first professional win as the Bowling Green Hot Rods beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 15-0 Monday.

In the right-hander's fourth career start for Tampa Bay's Class A affiliate, he allowed only one hit in six innings. Stanek also struck out four batters and walked none.

Stanek gave up a two-out double to former LSU player Raph Rhymes in the first inning, before he settled in and retired the last 16 batters he faced.

The win improved his record to 1-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.95 on the season.

Former Arkansas player Dominic Ficociello went 0-for-4 for the Whitecaps, Detroit's Class A affiliate. Batting against Stanek, Ficociello flew out to center to end the first inning, stranding Rhymes on second. He grounded out in his second at bat against Stanek.

Ficociello has a .258 batting average, three home runs and 23 RBI this season.


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