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May 19, 2007 - American Association (AA) News Release

Sioux Falls 9, Sioux City 4

@Sioux City, IA. Time: 2:14 Attendance: 1886

W: Pat Mahomes (1-0) L: Aaron Marsden (0-2) S: NONE

HR: SF-Wil Quintana (4); Ben Van Iderstine (1); SC-Mike Richardson (2)

Sioux Falls RF Wil Quintana hit his league-leading fourth homerun Saturday to help the Canaries take down Sioux City. But Quintana perhaps was overshadowed by his teammate LF Ben Van Iderstine, who went 2-4 on the night with a grand slam in the fifth inning. Sioux Falls starting pitcher Pat Mahomes pitched seven innings while allowing one run on four hits and striking out four batters. Sioux City C Mike Richardson also went yard on the evening for his second homerun of the season. Sioux Falls is now two games ahead of St. Paul in the league's North Division.

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Shreveport 3, Pensacola 2

@Shreveport, LA. Time: 2:28 Attendance: 1273

W: Matt Clayman (1-0) L: Todd Androsko (0-2) S: NONE

HR: NONE

With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, a Pelicans reliever Christ Thompson got by C Joshua Ragar, allowing Sports C Tommy Bryant to score from third and take the win. Pensacola starter Todd Adrosko, who was responsible for Bryant, pitched eight innings, allowing only three runs on six hits, but his Sports counterparts allowed a combined two runs on seven hits. Shreverport starter T.J. Hendricks pitched six of those innings and allowed one run on six hits, but did not factor in the decision. Shreveport LF J.P. Schmidt picked up a double and scored twice for the Sports on a 2-4 night. For the Pelicans, RF JD Reininger had a solid night, going 3-5 and crossing home plate once.

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St. Paul 8, St. Joe 0

St. Paul, MN. Time: 2:22 Attendance: 6608

W: Charlie Rudd (2-0) L: Jesen Merle (0-2) S: NONE

HR: NONE

St. Paul starting pitcher Charlie Ruud got eight runs from his teammates Friday, but only needed one of them. Ruud pitched a complete game shutout against St. Joe with four three-up-three-down innings, allowing only six hits and striking out nine Blacksnakes. St. Paul took the lead early with two runs in the first inning to give Rudd a lead with which to work. With the win, Ruud brought his record to 2-0 on the season. Saints 1B Josue Lopez went 3-4 on the night with two RBI and scored by stealing home in the second inning. Every batter that saw a pitch for St. Paul earned at least one hit, with five of them picking up two or more.

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Lincoln 11, Fort Worth 3

@Fort Worth, TX. Time: 3:03 Attendance: 5508

W: Kyle Ruwe (1-1) L: Nicholas Martin (0-2) S: NONE

HR: LN-Aaron Mendoza (1)

The Saltdogs stranded 11 runners Saturday, but just as many Lincoln baserunners crossed home plate to give Lincoln its sixth win of the season. Lincoln C Aaron Mendoza picked up his first homerun as part of an impressive 3-4 performance with two runs scored and four RBI. Lincoln reliever Kyle Ruwe pitched starter-like innings impressively, going 5.2 innings while allowing no runs on only three hits while striking out four compared to only one walk. For Fort Worth, C Adam Miller went 2-4 on the night with a run scored and two RBI. Lincoln sits one game behind South Division-leading El Paso at 6-3.

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Coastal Bend 6, El Paso 5

@El Paso, TX. Time: 2:35 Attendance: 4128

W: Robbie Wachman (1-1) L: Miguel Martinez (0-2) S: Ned Darley (1)

HR: EP-Mathew Kent (2)

The Diablos fell behind early, allowing the Aviators to pick up a run in the top of the first, but that was the last time Coastal Bend would lead Saturday night. El Paso picked up a run in the first to tie the game and two more in the second to take the lead. Diablos 1B Walter Olmstead went 3-4 on the night with one RBI and two runs of his own. Diablos C Mathew Kent also had an impressive outing, as he went 3-4 and hit his second homerun of the season. For the Aviators, 1B Byron Smith went 2-3 on the night and scored three runs.


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