Edmonton eliminated from playoff race

August 29, 2006 - Northern League (NL) - Edmonton Capitals News Release

The Edmonton Cracker-Cats were officially eliminated from the Northern Leagues Wild Card playoff race on Tuesday night, dropping a 9-6 loss to the Winnipeg goldeyes.

Edmonton starter Geoff White (2-9) pitched the opening 2 and 1/3 innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on ten hits with three base on balls. White didn't get any help from his fielders as the ‘Cats committed three errors in a sloppily played ball game.

The Goldeyes sent ten batters to the plate in the 3rde inning, scoring four runs on four hits. Winnipeg right fielder, Jimmy Hurst, led the way at the plate. He was four for four with three runs batted in.

Left hander Glenn Bott (7-7) threw the opening five innings to pick up the win. Bott allowed five runs, four earned on six hits, with a pair of strikeouts and two walks.

The series continues Wednesday night. The 21 and 22 ‘Cats will send out RHP Chris Kemlo (6-3), and the Goldeyes will counter with LHP Luis Villarreal (5-5, 2.55).

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