GRAND CHUTE, WI (MILB.com) - Clint Terry and Barrett Astin gave the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers just what they needed to snap a three-game losing streak. The Timber Rattlers pitching tandem combined on a four-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Dayton Dragons Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
Chris McFarland put the Timber Rattlers (51-47 overall, 15-14 second half) into the lead. McFarland singled up the middle with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the third inning. The hit drove in Jose Pena and Steve Halcomb for a 2-0 advantage.
Michael Ratterree lined a solo homer just inside the left field foul pole with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend Wisconsin's lead to 3-0. The home run gave Ratterree the team lead in homers over Clint Coulter, who has 16. Ratterree is second in the Midwest League in homers behind South Bend's Daniel Palka, who has 18.
That was all the Wisconsin pitchers needed.
Terry allowed three hits, walked two and struck out five over his six scoreless innings. That put him in line for his third win of the season.
Astin took over in the top of the seventh and retired the first six batters he faced.