Monday, August 15, 2016

Sugar Land shuts out Lancaster 5-0 in Atlantic League baseball action.

Photo by Darla S Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (August 15, 2016) After over a 90-minute rain delay, the Sugar Land Skeeters added to their two run lead and downed the Lancaster Barnstormers by the score of 5-0 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas on Monday, August 15, 2016. With the win, Sugar land moved to 23-15 in the second half of the season in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League. They currently have a one and one-half game lead on the second place team, the York Revolution.

The Skeeters scored two runs in the second inning and added three insurance runs in the eighth. Starting pitcher Brett Marshall received the win, hos third of the season while Lancaster starter Terry Doyle was credited with the loss; his sixth of the season.

Rene Tosoni connected for his fifth home run of the season over the left field wall while Jeremy Barfield blasted a two-run shot to secure the win for Sugar Land.
The Skeeters and Barnstormers will face off in the second game of their current series at 7:05 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 with right handed pitchers Jake Hale (5-2, 2.96 ERA) and Justin Jackson (1-0, 3.52 ERA) slated to take the mount.

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