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Back on Track; 'Runners Handle Sports

June 9, 2004 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Edinburg Roadrunners News Release

The Roadrunners are back on the winning track as they notched their 23rd win of the season with a 5-2 victory over the Shreveport Sports Wednesday night in front of 2,255 at Edinburg Baseball Stadium

Edinburg, who suffered a painful extra inning loss to the Sports on Tuesday, followed the lead of second year starter Eric Montoya to the victory. Montoya (4-1) became the third Roadrunner starter to reach the four win mark. In Montoya's seven innings he scattered six hits and allowed only two earned runs. Joe Goodmann pitched a hitless eighth and Steve Wilkerson earned his fourth save closing out the ninth for Edinburg.

The bats came alive yet again for Edinburg as they belted out nine hits, including six for extra bases, all off of Shreveport starter Thad Markray. Markray (5-1) took the complete game loss for the Sports allowing five earned runs, and committing one error in the field.

Edinburg third baseman Ryan Lehr started the scoring off of Markray in the first inning with a two-out two RBI double that scored Ryan Webb and Anthony Angel. Lehr would score on an RBI double by Shaun Argento. Lehr and Argento both went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Lehr also scored on an Argento double in the third inning, after a two out triple over the head of Sport's left fielder Tony Mack.

Edinburg left fielder Neesan Zieour hit his first home run of the season leading off the second inning with a long ball into the visitors’ bullpen. Edinburg centerfielder Ryan Webb went 3-4 with a double and a run scored.

The win for Edinburg is only their second against the Sports this season. The Roadrunners will try to even the season series on Thursday night in the rubber game of the three game set.

Pedro Flores, (4-1) 2.60 ERA takes the hill for Edinburg in game three, and will match up against Keith Black, (1-2) 4.91 ERA for the Sports. Game time is scheduled for 7:05

Thursday night's game will be the final game of a seven game home stand. It will be a Thirsty Thursday, one dollar draft beer and soft drinks will be served all night. The traveling group the Zooperstars will also be making an appearance to entertain the Edinburg Baseball Stadium crowd. The appearance is sponsored by The Monitor.

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