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Aviators Bats Go Cold in 5-2 Loss

May 25, 2007 - American Association (AA) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

After piling up 24 hits Thursday, the Aviators bats went cold in the first of a three game series against El Paso. Eight Aviators had multiple hits in last night's 14-3 victory over Shreveport, but Friday night only Grant Richardson, who was 2 for 4, had more than one.

El Paso starter Robbie Wachman pitched 6.2 solid innings allowing 2 earned runs on only 5 hits. Coastal Bend starter Kevin Hull battled hard for 7 innings, and while El Paso scored five runs, only three were earned. Ned Darley earned his third save for the Diablos.

El Paso was lead by first baseman Walter Olmstead who went 3 for 4 with a run scored. In the top of the fourth inning, the Diablos used 4 singles, 2 sacrifice flies, and an Aviator error to score 4 times and lead 5-0. They tallied 11 hits as only one starter finished the night without a hit.

The teams play game two of the series tomorrow night at Fairgrounds Field. Tickets can be purchased by calling 361-387-8585 or online at www.aviatorsbaseball.com. First pitch is at 7:05 and can be heard online and locally on KOPY 1070 AM.

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