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Aviators lose opener to Shreveport

May 20, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, Texas – The Coastal Bend Aviators lost the opening game of a three-game series to the Shreveport Sports 5-3.

In the top of the first inning Shreveport got on the board when Enohel Polanco hit a grounder that scored Dalphi Correa.

The Aviators answered in the bottom of the first when Carlos Figueroa hit a RBI single scoring Matt Mann making the score 1-1.

In the third inning Bobby Gilliam scored on Elliott Shaw’s wild pitch making the score 2-1 Shreveport. Polanco added another RBI groundout in the inning making the score 3-1.

The Aviators rallied to tie in the sixth inning. Edwin Maldonado hit a two-run single tying the game at three.

Polanco drove in two more runs on a single in the seventh inning. Polanco finished the night with four RBI.

Dusty Dossett (2-0) started and got the win for Shreveport. Mal Winters struck out the only two batters he faced and picked up his first save of the season. Griffin Zarbough (0-1) took the loss in relief for the Aviators.

The series continues Saturday night at 7:05. Saturday the first 1,500 fans get a free t-shirt. Tickets are available through the Aviator’s Website, www.aviatorsbaseball.com or call (361) 387-8585. All games are broadcast on KCCT 1150 AM, and the Aviators website.

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