Updated: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 10:34 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009, 10:35 PM CST
ASHWAUBENON - The Green Bay Gamblers beat Cedar Rapids 5-2 in a game at the Resch Center Tuesday night. However, a bat stole the show in the third period, delaying the game until two Gamblers players chased the bat down and disposed of it.
Robert Francis had two goals for the Gamblers, and after his first, which made it 4-1 Gamblers, the game was delayed for about five minutes with 16:42 to go in the third period. The bat circled the goalie Steve Summerhays, who took a couple of swings with his stick, but came up empty. The Gamblers finally double teamed the bat, with Brian O'Rourke and Christopher Crane, who also had two goals in the game.
The two Gamblers took a flurry of swings and finally connected. The bat was then disposed of with a snow shovel by the maintenance crew.
The Gamblers now go out on the road for a two game trip, before coming back to Green Bay for their annual New Year's Eve game.