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Aviators endure back-to-back losses

July 7, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, Texas -The Coastal Bend Aviators lost handedly for the second straight night 9-4. The score not reflecting the game as the Aviators trailed 9-2 for the majority of the night before scoring two meaningless runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Jose Luis Lopez picked up his sixth loss with back-to-back rough outings. Lopez was unable to get out of the fifth only recording one out, surrendering nine hits and nine earned runs.

Once again the bullpen was the only bright spot for the pitching staff. Dan Henderson, Alex "white shoes" Dutka, and James Lira pitched the remaining four and two third innings in relief. The trio surrendered only two hits, struck out a pair, walked one and most importantly gave up no runs.

New edition, Micheal Vives started in left field for the Aviators. Expectations are high, as Vives showed flashes of exceptional speed. After getting a base hit in the third, an errant throw on a pick off move allowed Vives to demonstrate his speed. The throw went to the El Paso bullpen as Vives motored around the diamond, scoring standing up.

The Diablos committed four errors, playing no factor in the score. They scored nine runs off of eleven hits in an embarrassing loss for the Aviators.

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