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July 10, 2007 - American Association (AA) News Release

Fort Worth 2, Coastal Bend 0

@ Robstown, TX. Time: 2:10 Attendance: 1,222

W: Ryan Trytten (2-2) L: J.R. Pickens (4-2) S: Joel Kirsten (1)

HR: FW-Terence Green (1)

The Fort Worth Cats got a great outing from starting pitcher Ryan Trytten to help shutout Coastal Bend and improve to 4-1 in the second half. Trytten allowed just three this and struck out six in 7 1/3 shutout innings to improve to 2-2 on the season. Cats 3B Terence Green did most of the damage at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a home run. Coastal Bend CF Travis Tully led the way with a 2-for-3 night in the losing effort.

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Sioux Falls 8, St. Joe 7

@ Sioux Falls, SD. Time: 2:43 Attendance: 2,727

W: Kris Regas (2-2) L: Vinny DeChristofaro (4-4) S: None HR: SJ-Casey Gordon (1), Jake Whitesides (2), Andy Wilson (1)

The Sioux Falls Canaries came up with a run in the ninth inning to upend the St. Joe Blacksnakes and improve to 4-4 in the second half. The three through five hitters in the Canaries lineup did the majority of the damage against Blacksnakes pitching. The trio of DH Will Smith, LF Ben Van Iderstine and 1B Abner Arroyo combined to go 8-for-12 with three runs scored and eight RBI. Also impressive was the top of the order for the Blacksnakes. SS Casey Gordon, DH Jake Whitesides and LF Andy Wilson combined to go 7-for-15 with six runs scored and five RBI and each of the three homered in the losing effort.

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Sioux City 7, Lincoln 4

@ Lincoln, NE. Time: 2:48 Attendance: 2,777

W: Brett Reid (2-0) L: Nathan Staggs (0-2) S: Joel Schmal (1)

HR: LS-Seth Pietsch (7)

For the second consecutive night the Sioux City Explorers were able to rally in the ninth inning and steal a victory from the Lincoln Saltdogs on the road. Tonight, the Explorers erased a one run deficit with a four-run ninth to improve to 6-2 in the second half. Explorers RF Pete Pirman led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. Saltdogs RF Seth Pietsch led the way in the losing effort. He was 2-for-4 with a home run, his seventh, and two runs scored.

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Shreveport 5, El Paso 4 (10 innings)

Shreveport, LA. Time: 3:01 Attendance: 890

W: Grant Wilson (2-0) L: Ned Darley (3-4) S: None

HR: EP-Mat Kent (6)

Trailing 4-3 in the ninth inning, the Shreveport Sports were able to tie the game in the bottom half of the frame and win it with another run in the tenth to improve to 3-5 in the second half. RF Chad Gambill led the way at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Three other Sports hitters recorded multi-hit games, including SS Wade Robinson, who was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Sports reliever Grant Wilson was credited with his second win of the year after working three scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits and struck out five. Diablos C Mat Kent was 1-for-5 with a home run in the losing effort.

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St. Paul 7, Pensacola 6

@ Pensacola, FL. Time: 3:23 Attendance: 1,490

W: Byron Embry (1-0) L: Chris Thompson (3-2) S: None

HR: None

The St. Paul Saints didn't have this many one run games in all of the first half, but on Tuesday night they played their fifth one run ballgame in eight contests and won 7-6 over the Pensacola Pelicans on the road. With the score tied at six in the ninth the Saints got to closer Chris Thompson. Brian Sprout led off with a single to right. He was sacrificed to second by Skip Adams and then scored on an RBI single from Alex Fonseca for the one run lead. Reliever Byron Embry held the lead and earned his first win of the year in the process.


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