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Roadrunners Clinch with Win over 'Wings

August 12, 2013 - United League Baseball (ULB) - Edinburg Roadrunners News Release

HARLINGEN, Texas - The Edinburg Roadrunners clinched a spot in the United League Championship with a 9-5 victory over the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings Monday night at Harlingen Field.

Combined with the win and a loss by the San Angelo Colts, the Roadrunners (41-37) will get a chance to defend their 2012 ULB Championship.

The Roadrunners got the scoring started in the top of the second. Carlton Salters connected with a two-run home run giving Edinburg the 2-0 lead.

Roberto Ramirez got the WhiteWings (34-44) on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the third. Later in the inning, Albert Carpen hit a two-run double giving RGV the 3-2 advantage.

In the top of the sixth, Tim Maitland tied things at three with an RBI single that scored Tim Battle. Travis Clark followed with a two-run single that scored Salters and Michael Haynes. Trevor Whyte extended the Roadrunners lead with an RBI single making it 6-3.

RGV answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after a two-run single from Kieran Bradford cutting Edinburg's lead 6-5.

Salters added another run for the Roadrunners with an RBI triple in the top of the seventh that scored Derrick Pyles to make it 7-5.

After Edinburg added two more runs in the top of the eighth, Cameron Dullnig closed out the ball game with a scoreless ninth for the 9-5 victory. It was Dullnig's third save of the season.

Mike Loseke (6-2) pitched five innings and allowed five runs, three earned, while striking out five for his sixth win of the season.

Pau Mantalbano II (2-1) took the loss after allowing four runs, none of which were earned, in one inning of work.

The Roadrunners continue their four game series against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings in Harlingen on Tuesday night at Harlingen Field with the first pitch set for 7:05 pm.

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