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Calhoun Knocks in Game-Winning Run as Cats Beat Captains in Last at Bat 3-2

August 29, 2011 - American Association (AA) - Shreveport-Bossier Captains News Release

FT. WORTH, Tx.---Cats third baseman Will Calhoun's base hit off Josh Strawn with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning scored pinch runner Aljay Davis with the winning run as Ft. Worth defeated Shreveport-Bossier 3-2 at LaGrave Field Monday night. The Captains have tied a season-high with their seventh consecutive loss.

Strawn (L, 3-4) went a season-high 8.2 innings and threw 136 pitches, allowing three runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out four. Ft. Worth starter Nick DeBarr got a no-decision, going seven innings and giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked one and tied a season-high with seven strikeouts.

With two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth, Strawn gave up a single to left to Derek Kinzler. Mike Surina followed with a base hit. Captains manager Vince Moore then went to the mound but opted to stay with Strawn. Calhoun knocked a single to center and Mike Provencher's throw to the plate was just late, as the Cats took the win.

Jonathan Johnson led off the game by drawing a walk. He then stole second and third and came home with the game's first run on Chad Gabriel's first of three hits.

Trent Lockwood led off the fourth with a double and scored on a John Allen base hit to tie the game at one. Allen moved to third on a Clifton Thomas double and then scored on Cory Morales' sacrifice fly to center, giving Ft. Worth the 2-1 lead.

Andres Rodriguez led off the seventh inning with his 16th home run of the year, a line drive blast to left to tie the game. The home run was Rodriguez's sixth of the year against Ft. Worth pitching. Brian Peterson would follow with a single and steal second and third. However, DeBarr struck out Alex Cowart, Joe Urtuzuastegui and Michael Diffie to keep the game tied.

Shreveport-Bossier would put runners on the corners with two outs in the eighth but Rodriguez struck out looking to end the inning.

Gabriel had his third straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-4. He is 7-for-11 in the series. Palmer Karr Jr. and Peterson each had 2-for-4 nights. Cats designated hitter Lockwood was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Allen went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Cats reliever Griffin Bailey (W, 2-3), pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win.

The Captains offensive futility continues as Shreveport-Bossier has scored just 11 runs in their last seven games. With the loss, the Captains have fallen to 44-55 on the year and 17-32 at home. Ft. Worth won their fifth straight to improve to 48-51 and 27-22 at home.

The two teams wrap up the 2011 regular season Tuesday night at LaGrave Field. Shreveport-Bossier sends veteran righthander Hector Carrasco (0-1, 5.27) to the mound against Cats righty Phillip Bartleski (5-3, 4.62). First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

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