Colts Split Doubleheader with Cats
Fort Worth, Texas --- Despite splitting a doubleheader with the Fort Worth Cats Monday night at LaGrave Field, the San Angelo Colts were eliminated from playoff contention. The Colts needed to sweep the doubleheader, but instead they won game one, 4-3, and then lost game two, 3-2.
San Angelo rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Cats in game one.
Fort Worth first baseman David Bergin hit a three-run homer in the first inning. It was Bergin's league-best 19th home run, and it scored designated hitter Josh Band and centerfielder Cody Bishop.
San Angelo scored a run in the fourth, and then took the lead with a three-run sixth. A two-RBI single by centerfielder Justin Reed tied the game at three. The base hit plated first baseman Steve Rinaudo and left fielder Joseph Hicks.
Designated hitter Miguel Alfonzo, who reached base on a fielder's choice, scored the go-ahead run on an RBI ground out by third baseman Ryan Hutson. Alfonzo went from first to third on Reed's single.
Cats' starter Will Krout (1-1) gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits in as many innings pitched for the loss. Colts' starter Eric Sheridan (8-3) earned the win, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings of work. Closer Cephas Howard then pitched a perfect seventh inning for his league-best 10th save.
In game two, Fort Worth benefited from a pair of Colts' errors to get the win. The Cats took an early 2-0 lead, but San Angelo tied the game in the top of the sixth.
The Colts cut their deficit to 2-1 on a fifth-inning, RBI ground out by shortstop James Simpson. The grounder scored Hutson from third. San Angelo then tied the game at two in the sixth.
Left fielder Braden Embry hit an RBI single that scored second baseman Jon Dziomba from third.
Fort Worth regained the lead in the bottom of the inning, though. Left fielder Cameron Monger scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error. The error allowed Bishop to reach first, and Monger to go from second to home.
Colts' reliever Alex Bates (4-7) surrendered the unearned run in the sixth, and therefore took the loss. Meanwhile, Cats' reliever Jeff Sakowski (2-0) got the win by virtue of pitching the top of the sixth. Closer Trevor Longfellow pitched a scoreless seventh for his fourth save of the year.
Fort Worth is now 49-29, while San Angelo to 38-40. This series continues Tuesday night at LaGrave Field. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., and the game can be heard live on 1260 KKSA beginning at 6:50 p.m.
Season tickets for 2014 are available for purchase in-person or over the phone by visiting the San Angelo Colts' Executive Offices on the campus of Angelo State University at 1600 University Avenue, or by calling (325) 942-6587. VISA, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.
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