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Pensacola to Play Defending CBL Champs

May 26, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Pensacola Pelicans News Release

Pensacola (11-7) travels to play the defending CBL Champion Edinburg Roadrunners (11-8) for a four game series at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. This will be the first meeting of these two teams this season.

Edinburg had the leagues best record in 2004 of 68-27 with Pensacola having the 2nd best record of 55-40.

Last year, the Pelicans and Roadrunners split their season series, each team winning seven games. Edinburg outscored the Pelicans 74 to 65 thanks in part to one nine run and one 10 run victory.

Last season, Joe Espada hit a healthy .383 against Edinburg. He had 18 hits, scored nine runs and 12 RBI all being team highs against Edinburg. Carlos Mendoza hit .327 with seven runs scored and five doubles versus the Roadrunners.

Edinburg outfielder Eric Gonzalez hit .333 with seven RBI last season against the Pels. Of the expected starters for the Roadrunners, only Eric Montoya returns from last season. Pensacola managed to rough up Montoya, scoring 10 runs over 12.1 innings in his two starts.

Pensacola enters the series in sole possession of second place, two games behind leader Fort Worth. Edinburg is currently third, a half game behind the Pelicans.

Coaches Corner

This is a reminder that the Coaches Corner hosted by Jay Burnham with manager Bernie Carbo has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday, May 27 at 5:30 on AM 1620. The show has been moved to every Friday for the remainder of the season. Jay and Bernie will be talking about what has happened and about the weekend series coming up. Various "Special Guests" will also be appearing on the show to give talk Pelicans baseball and sports with Burnham. This is one show you do not want to miss.

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