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Mann's four RBI lead Aviators to extra innings win

June 3, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Coastal Bend Aviators News Release

ROBSTOWN, Texas – The Coastal Bend Aviators won game one of the four-game series with the El Paso Diablos 6-5 in 11 innings.

Down 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Edwin Maldanado singled to left field to bring up Mike Guerrero. Guerrero tied the game up with a two-run homerun out to deep left field to make the score 2-2.

Kenny Hansley led off the bottom the fifth inning with a double, hitting a ball out to left field. Matt Mann then hit an in-the-park homerun when El Paso’s left fielder John Schmitz claimed he lost the ball under the fence bringing in Hansley from second base to make the score 4-2.

Hansley made it to second on a two-base error with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning. Hansley then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Mann got his fourth RBI on a game-winning single hit up the middle in the bottom of the 11th inning scoring Hansley to make the score 6-5.

Marc Acrieno had a good outing pitching seven innings, giving up only two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out seven but was not involved in the decision. Alex Dutka (1-0) picked up his first win pitching both extra innings.

Derrick DePreist (0-2) got the loss for El Paso in relief.

The Aviators are back at home on Saturday to play game two of the four-game series against El Paso Saturday night at 7:05. The Aviators are having a car show starting at 4pm and will be giving away key chains at the gate. Tickets are available through the Aviator’s website, or call (361) 387-8585. All games are broadcast on KCCT 1150 AM, and the Aviators website.

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