Thursday, August 01, 2013

Sugar Land Skeeters fall to Lancaster Barnstormers, 7-5

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications

(SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, August 1, 2013) Succumbing to three runs in the tenth inning, the Sugar Land Skeeters dropped the fourth game in a row to the Lancaster Barnstormers by the score of 7-5 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land on Thursday evening, August 1, 2013.

The game was tied at four-all after nine innings when the Barnstormers erupted for the three runs to give the Skeeters their first four-game loss for the season.
Sugar Land jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Adam Godwin connected for a two-run home run, scoring himself and lead-off batter Jeff Dominguez from second base.
Lancaster came back in the third inning with two runs, along with single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to tally their four runs at the end of regulation.
The Skeeters scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings to complete their four runs.
Sugar Land added a single run in the tenth inning, but was unable to send any runners home for the loss.
Errors hindered the Skeeters; with Dominguez, Koby Clemens, and pitcher Gary Majewski all miss-fielding balls for the three-error game.
Twelve pitchers saw action in the game, with Lancaster sending seven hurlers to the mound while Sugar Land countered with five.
Jason Richardson got his third win of the season for Lancaster while Gary Majewski was credited with the third loss of the season for the Skeeters.
With the loss, Sugar Land fell to 65-32 for the season and 18-9 for the second half.
They remain in first place in the Freedom Division, closely followed by Lancaster with a 16-11 record.
The Skeeters will now hit the road for a three game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish followed by a three-game series against the Camden Riversharks.
They return to Sugar Land on Friday, August 19, 2013 for a six-game series against the Long Island Ducks.

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