D.J. Davis tied a Lugnuts franchise record Monday by driving in eight runs in Lansing’s 12-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Davis went 4-for-5 with a single, a three-run double, a grand slam and a one-run double. He popped out in his final at-bat of the game.
Davis’s eight runs batted in match the Lugnuts single-game record set by Ryan Gripp on April 15, 2000. The Midwest League record is 10 RBI, set by Clinton’s Bobby Smith on June 13, 1959, and tied twice in 1978 (by Wausau’s James Noonan on May 4 and Quad City’s Michael Bishop on June 24).
Ryan McBroom and Jason Leblebijian also drove in runs for the Lugnuts in Monday’s game, each knocking in a pair.
Lugnuts starting pitcher Shane Dawson improved to 8-3 after giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits, three walks and a wild pitch. He struck out six and hit a batter.