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Aviators open series with home loss

August 9, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, Texas -The Aviators continue to slide out of the playoff picture. The loss against the Fort Worth Cats tonight pushes the Coastal Bend further out of the chase.

Elliott Shaw picked up the loss for the Aviators falling to 3-9 on the season. Shaw was only able to last 1.1 innings giving up five hits, nine runs, of which eight were earned. On the bright side Jorge Huerta came in relief pitching 6.2 innings surrendering only three hits and one run.

Edwin Maldonado went two for four at the plate. No one else in the line-up had more than one hit. The Aviators made a valiant effort in trying to make the comeback, but after trailing 9-0 after just an inning and a half, the hill was just to high to climb.

Tony Mota was three for five to lead the offensive attack for the Cats. Starting pitcher Dan Grybash improved his record to 6-1 on the season.

Tomorrow is Two-for-Tuesday at Fairgrounds Field. Soft drinks, hot dogs, and tickets are buy one and get one free. Tickets are available through the Aviator's website, or call (361) 387-8585. All games are broadcast on KCCT 1150 AM, and the Aviators website.

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