Monday, July 21, 2014

Sugar Land takes down Lancaster on Nick Stavinoha multi-hit game

By Robert H Kelly
Nick Stavinoha went 2-for-3 with two runs versus Lancaster.
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (July 21, 2014) Erupting for three hits in the first inning, the Sugar Land Skeeters went on defeat the Lancaster Barnstormers by the score of 5-3 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar land on Monday, July 21, 2014.

They added additional runs in the third and fifth innings to secure the win and take the current series against the Barnstormers to 2-2.

Skeeters’ designated hitter Nick Stavinoha was a monster at the plate; going 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.

The Cypress, Texas native, who  last played for Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan, raised his batting average to .250 for the season.

Right hander pitcher Clint Everts pitched seven complete innings for Sugar Land; giving up a single run off three hits. He is now 3-7 with a 5.80 ERA in 15 games.

Gary Gaetti saw his Skeeters win 2-in-a-row.
Joe Gardner received the loss for Lancaster, his first of the season, dropping to 1-1 in three games.

In the three previous games of the six-game home stand, Lancaster won the first two games; 5-2 on Friday, July 18 and 5-4 on Saturday, July 19.

Sugar land bounced back on Sunday, July 20 with a 3-2 win.

Sugar Land and Lancaster will meet two more times during this current series; on Tuesday, July 22, with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch and on Wednesday, July 23, with a 6:05 p.m. start.

Probable starters on Tuesday will be RHP Dan Meadows (1-2, 407 ERA) for Sugar Land and RHP Mark Rogers (3-3, 3-69 ERA) for Lancaster.

On Wednesday, the Skeeters will sed RHP Matt Wright (6-6, 3.06 ERA) to the mound. He will face LHP Dan Osterbrock (7-2, 3.75 ERA).

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