Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sugar Land Skeeters hold off Lancaster rally in 8-7 win

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA (July 23, 2013) The Sugar Land Skeeters jumped out to an early seven run lead and held off a Lancaster rally to down the Barnstormers by the score of 8-7 in the first game of a three-game series on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Skeeters left the Houston area on Monday morning for a seven game road trip against Lancaster and the York Revolution.

The Skeeters scored five runs in the second inning with second baseman Jeff Dominguez accounting for three of the runs with his three-run homer off starting pitcher Will Savage.

Ryan Langerhans and Aaron Bates scored the other two runs in the inning.

They added two more runs in the third inning when Koby Clemens scored from first base on a Russ Mitchell double.

Mitchell then scored from second base when Dominic Ramos got on base due to an error by Barnstormer third baseman Jason Taylor.

The Barnstormers came back with four runs in the third inning, a single run in the seventh and two runs in the ninth to close out their scoring

Skeeters’ starting pitcher Scott Elarton received the win and raised his record to 6-6 of the season.

Greg Majewski, pitching a single inning of relief, got the safe.

With the home run, Dominguez has reached base safely in 20 straight games and now has three home runs for the season.

In their second game of the three game series on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the Skeeters will send right handed pitcher Clint Evers to the mount.

The Barnstormers will counter with lefty Derrick Loop.

Evers has a 2-2 record with a ERA of 2.25.

Loop posts a 1-4 record with a 4.81 ERA.

Game time is set for 6:05 p.m. EDT.

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