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Coastal Bend comes up short in comeback

July 28, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, TEXAS - The Coastal Bend Aviators made a valiant effort in coming from behind against the Pensacola Pelicans in game one of four at Fairgrounds Field.

J.J. Trujillo pitched seven innings surrendering 8 hits and 5 runs, all of which were earned before an error on his part cost the Aviators the ballgame.

Going into the bottom of the fifth inning the Aviators found themselves trailing 4-1. Coastal Bend answered with three runs of their own to tie the ball game at four.

Mike Guerrero continues to see the ball well going 3 for 4 with one run batted in and scoring a run as well.

Newly signed Johnathan Taylor made his debut as an Aviator. The right-handed pitcher only recorded on out on a sacrifice bunt that he nearly threw away. His first pitch hit a batter, then proceeded to walk the next hitter he faced before the sac bunt. James Wilson, the pitching coach, had seen enough as lifted Taylor bringing in Shawn Morgan. Morgan ended the threat though the one run in the top of the seventh would eventually stand up.

Coastal Bend had two runners thrown out at third as they rounded the base, loss their footing and was unable to get back to the bag safely.

Tomorrow the Aviators will be back in action versus the Pelicans in Game 2 of the four game series. Coastal Bend invites all to come and support on this Mini-bat giveaway night. You can purchase tickets on line at or call 361-387-8585.

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