Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sugar Land Skeeters drop fourth game in a row to Lancaster Barnstormers

Starter Tim Stauffer threw seven complete
innings in Sugar Land's loss to Lancaster.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (July 26, 2015) The Sugar Land Skeeters got on the scoreboard first, but could not hold on to the lead, dropping their fourth game in a row to the Lancaster Barnstormers by the score of 2-1 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, Texas. With the loss, the Barnstormers now lead the Skeeters 37-36 in all-time games and hold a 7-6 advantage in 2015.

The game was scoreless through the first four and a half innings, when the Skeeters finally got on the scoreboard when shortstop PatrickPalmeiro slammed a double into the center field wall for a double. AllanDykstra, who was on first base as a result of being hit with a Bryan Morgado pitch, scored his sixth run of the season.

Brian Cavazos-Galvez (31) connected for a
two-run homer in Lancaster's 2-1 win over Sugar Land.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved.

Lancaster wasted no time in coming back; scoring two runs in the sixth inning on a Brian Cavazos-Galvez home run, with Yusuke Kajimoto scoring from first base. It was the Albuquerque, New Mexico native’s  twelfth round tripper of the season.

Sugar Land’s first baseman Delwyn Young snapped a 15-game hitting streak, going 0-for-4 in the loss and dropping his batting average to .258. He currently has 76 hits, 12 doubles, and seven home runs, and 24 RBI in 2015. Skeeter starter Tim Stauffer completed seven full innings; giving up five hits and two runs, both of them earned, in receiving the loss. Lancaster starter Morgado secured the win, his second of 2015. Pete Andrelczyk, pitching one inning in relief, received his fourth save of the season. 

The Skeeters managed only three hits in the loss and have dropped their last four games, heading into a seven-game road trip. They will face the Camden Riversharks in a three-game series. July 29-30 before heading to Regency Furniture Stadium to play Southern Maryland on July 31 to August 3. They will return to Constellation Field on Wednesday, August 5 for a four-game series against the Long Island Ducks.

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