(Louisville Bats release)- On a sun-drenched afternoon with Thunder Over Louisville festivities buzzing around Louisville Slugger Field, the Louisville Bats (9-7) treated more than 11,000 fans to a 3-0 shutout of the Indianapolis Indians (11-6).
The third inning was the difference in the game, as Billy Hamilton and Felix Perez led the way with timely hitting to drive in all three of the Bats' runs on the afternoon.
Hamilton also stole his International League-leading 11th base of the season in the fifth inning, extending his current streak of games with a stolen base to four.
Supporting the effort at the plate was an impressive day on the mound from the Bats pitching staff. Chad Reineke (W, 3-0) threw 5.2 shutout innings in his first start of 2013 for the Bats, striking out five and walking two while scattering five hits. The Louisville bullpen took it the rest of the way, shutting out the Indians and preserving the 3-0 lead.