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Railroaders Swept in Lincoln

August 31, 2018 - American Association (AA) - Cleburne Railroaders News Release

LINCOLN, Nebraska - Justin Byrd went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI, but Cleburne let a late lead slip away in a 4-3 loss to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park on Friday night.

Byrd drove in a couple of early runs and Cleburne scored first for the third straight night, but Patrick Young surrendered a pair of runs in the 8th inning to give Lincoln a 4-3 lead - its first lead of the night and one it wouldn't lose.

Cleburne starter Patrick Mincey gave up just two runs on a season-low three hits with no walks and a pair of strikeouts, while Tyler Wilson worked a scoreless 7th inning before Young gave up the two runs in the 8th.

Byrd opened the scoring with an RBI groundout - his first RBI as a Railroader - in the 1st inning before Dustin Williams drove in his first career RBI with a two-out single to make it 2-0.

Cleburne extended the lead in the 2nd inning when Byrd knocked a two-out single that scored Alex Polston and made it 3-0.

The Saltdogs battled back for two runs in the 5th on Ivan Marin's two-run single that cut the Cleburne lead to one.

The 'Dogs then tied the game in the 8th inning after Randolph Oduber's game-tying double down the left-field line. Oduber advanced to third on a throw home and later scored the go-ahead run on Curt Smith's sacrifice fly.

Polston went 1-for-4 with a run scored, and Paul Ludden collected his second-career American Association hit. Patrick Palmeiro also posted a two-hit night.

Cleburne was swept for the 9th time in a series this year, and went 0-5 on the final roadtrip of the year.

The Railroaders now return home for the final series of 2018 - a home-home-and-home set with the Texas AirHogs beginning Saturday night at The Depot. First pitch time is set for 7:06 p.m., and RHP Daniel Williams will throw for Cleburne.

Cleburne has just two home games remaining - Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 - and all ticket/promotional information can be found at or by calling (817) 945-8705.

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