Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sugar Land Skeeters down Lancaster Barnstormers 7-1 off two three-run homers

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (July 22, 2015) Powered by a pair of three-run home runs, the SugarLand Skeeters slugged their way to a 7-1 win over the Lancaster Barnstormers at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. With the victory, the Skeeters raise their season record to 42-40 and their second half record to 6-6 in the Atlantic League.

The 3,325 baseball fans in attendance saw starting pitcher Joss Geer throw seven complete innings, giving up nine hits and the single run. He raised his season record to 4-2. The right-hander struck out five batters, walked two and raised his ERA to 3.21 for the season.

At the plate, catcher Chris Wallace collected his twelfth home run of the season with his three RBI blast. That moves him into the lead in the home run race in the Atlantic League. Left fielder Johan Limonta received his first home run while playing for the Skeeters in his three-run shot. 

The Skeeters will continue their current series against Lancaster with a double-header on Thursday, June 23, 2015. The first game has an 11 a.m. CDT first pitch with the second game scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The series will continue on Friday, July 24 with a 7:05 p.m. CDT first pitch. The Saturday, July 25 game will begin at 6:05 p.m. CDT with the Sunday, July 26 match up begining at 5:05 p.m. CDT. 

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