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Rain Doesn't Damper Pelicans Bats

June 16, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Pensacola Pelicans News Release

The Pelicans were eager and ready to play after an hour rain delay at Pelican Park. Pensacola hitters came out and scored four runs on six hits in the first two innings to take a 4-0 lead early in the ball game.

In the first inning, with two outs, Juan Rocha walked and then scored after Nestor Smith hit an opposite field two-run homer to left field making the score 2-0.

Pensacola added two more runs in the second inning on another two out rally. Trino Aguilar singled and would move to third on a Mike Pierre double. Bernard Caston followed with a 2 RBI single and Carlos Mendoza then followed with the Pelicans fourth consecutive hit in the inning.

Santos Hernandez had his fourth consecutive quality start for Pensacola, throwing six innings and striking out five on his way to his fourth victory of the season. Hernandez is now (4-2) on the year.

It was definitely a hitter's night for Pensacola as every batter had at least one hit. Caston, Mendoza, Jose Salas, Branch and Pierre each had two hits.

The ‘Pels added one more run in the fourth when Mendoza hit a sacrifice fly that scored Pierre and one run in the 5th off a Larry Bethea homerun into the left field trees. That was Bethea's 10th of the year is now in first place in the CBL by himself.

Pensacola gets a much needed rest as they have the next two days off to prepare for a four game series against the Coastal Bend Aviators.

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