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Coastal Bend keeps Pelicans winless

May 18, 2006 - American Association (AA) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, TEXAS - Coastal Bend Aviators improve to 6-1 on the season with another home win against the visiting Pensacola Pelicans. Pensacola falls to 0-7 and continues to search for their first win.

The Aviators got off on the right foot when lead-off hitter Andy Wilson hit a solo homerun out to left field. Clark Girardeau surrendered five hits, four runs, a walk, and two hit batsmen, before exiting the game. Girardeau lasted only two thirds of the first inning before the Aviator offense chased him from the mound. Second baseman Matt Creighton homered in the game along with Wilson for their first of the year.

Derrick Van Dusen picked up the win pitching eight innings in the effort. Van Dusen scattered five hits, two runs, of which only one was earned, improving to 1-1. Striking out five and walking three, his fifteen (15) ground ball outs stands out most.

Bryan Heaston closed the door on Pensacola, pitching a scoreless ninth. Heaston struck out the side in order with his fastball occupying the low 90's (mph) range for a majority of his pitches.

Join the Avaitors tomorrow night as the Pensacola Pelicans play game four of the four game series. Call 361-387-8585 for all ticketing needs, or visit the ticket office at the ballpark.

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