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May 26, 2006 - American Association (AA) News Release

Pensacola 8, El Paso 7

@ Pensacola, FL. Time: 3:31 Attendance: 1,462

W: Tony Pierce (1-2) L: Kevin Brower (0-1) S: NONE

HR: ELP-Carlos Sepulveda (1), Braulio Castillo (2); PEN-Juan Rocha (2)

Pelicans' RF Juan Rocha was 4-for-5 with a home run and CF Rolando Avila was 2-for-4 with four RBIs to lead Pensacola past El Paso. Rocha drove in two and scored a run. Pensacola starting pitcher Clark Girardeau allowed two runs on just two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings on the mound, but got a no-decision after El Paso rallied for five runs in the eighth to tie the game at seven. The Pelicans were able to string together three hits in the ninth. The third, a double by LF Ed Montague, drove in 3B Trino Aguilar giving Pensacola a one-run victory.

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Lincoln 6, Sioux City 1

@ Lincoln, NE. Time: 2:30 Attendance: 2,862

W: Lindsay Gulin (3-0) L: Billy Keppinger (0-2) S: NONE

HR: Jay Yaconetti (1)

Lincoln starting pitcher Lindsay Gulin looked great again on the mound. He scattered six hits over eight innings, allowed just one run and fanned eight to record his third win in as many starts. 3B Jay Yaconetti led the way for the Saltdogs offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run and three RBIs. Sioux City starting pitcher Billy Keppinger suffered his second loss despite pitching well for the Explorers. Keppinger allowed four earned runs in 5.2 innings and only walked two, while striking out nine in the losing effort.

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Shreveport 15, Coastal Bend 12

@ Robstown, TX. Time: 3:20 Attendance: 2,107

W: Leo Tyson (1-0) L: J.R. Pickens (2-1) S: NONE

HR: SHR-Justin Humphries (3), Austin Easley (1), Enohel Polanco (1); CB-Bryon Smith (1)

RF Austin Easley was 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs in the Sports' win on the road. Three players hit home runs for Shreveport and six had at least two hits. Equally impressive was that at five had at least two RBIs. That offensive depth helped move the Sports hand Coastal Bend its fifth loss of the year. 1B Bryon Smith led the Aviators' offense, going 3-for-6 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. A total of nine pitchers were used by both sides and all but one allowed at least one run. Despite the loss, Coastal Bend remains a half-game in front of Fort Worth for first in the South Division.

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Fort Worth 8, St. Joe 3

@ St. Joseph, MO. Time: 3:11 Attendance: 1,062

W: Luke Hochevar (1-1) L: Josh Jarman (0-1) S: NONE

HR: NONE

Fort Worth starting pitcher Luke Hochevar pitched the Cats to their eighth win of the year, going 5.2 innings allowing two earned runs. He allowed seven hits, struck out nine and had three walks. All but one of the hitters in the Fort Worth lineup recorded a hit in the game, led by DH Kip Harkrider who was 2-for-4 with a run scored. LF Tony Mota and RF Drew Rogers each had a hit in four at-bats and drove in two runs. After Hochevar's exit in the sixth, the Cats' bullpen allowed just two hits to wrap-up the win.

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St. Paul 9, Sioux Falls 8

@ Sioux Falls, SD. Time: 3:17 Attendance: 2,768

W: Anthony Boughner (2-1) L: Danny Valentin (0-1) S: Matt Hammons (2)

HR: SP-Rob Fischer (1)

St. Paul CF Rob Fischer was just 1-for-1 in the Saints' win over Sioux Falls, but he made it count. His lone hit was his first home run of the year and he finished the night with three RBIs and three runs scored to go with it. Two other Saints batters had multi-hit games and all but two drove in at least one run. Impressive too were the offensive performances of Canaries' 1B Abner Arroyo, who was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and DH Justin Schuda who went 4-for-4 and drove in three in the losing effort. The win for St. Paul keeps them tied with Lincoln atop the standings in the North Division.


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