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Birmingham tops Mudcats, 2-1

June 14, 2006 - Southern League (SL) - Birmingham Barons News Release

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons (30-37) used a strong pitching performance from Ray Liotta to defeat the Carolina Mudcats by the score of 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, in Southern League action at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

Liotta (7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K), who is highlighted in a special feature article today (June 14th) on, held the Mudcats to just one run in 7.1 IP while improving his season record to 2-6. Ricardo Nanita (2-for-4) had two RBI while B.J. LaMura (1.2 IP 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) induced an inning-ending double play to end a Carolina threat in the top of 8th. LaMura was credited with his second save of the season.

Edgar Gonzalez knocked in Jonathan Aceves to score Carolina's only run of the game. Gonzalez finished the contest 2-for-3 with one base on balls. Christopher Young (2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; now 3-2) took the loss after coming on in the seventh inning to relieve starter Anibal Sanchez (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K; no decision).

The Barons will continue their current five-game series with the Mudcats (30-37) on Thursday evening, June 15th, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. LHP Paul Mildren (4-5, 3.91 ERA) is listed as the probable starter for Carolina, while RHP Lance Broadway (4-4, 2.83 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for Birmingham.

For more information please contact Taylor Bryan & Seth Carlisle, Media Relations Interns, at 205-988-3200 (ext. 17) or at

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