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Salt Lake Spoils Tucson's Season Finale

September 1, 2008 - Pacific Coast League (PCL1)
Tucson Sidewinders News Release

Tucson, AZ -Tucson closed out their season with a 7-2 loss to Salt Lake on Monday night in front of a crowd of 6,033 people

Salt Lake scored five runs in the first inning to open up a comfortable lead early in the game. A couple of Sidewinders mistakes brought in two of the Bees' runs in the inning. The second run of the inning was scored on a wild pitch and the last run came on a throwing error, which allowed Adam Pavkovich to score. Dee Brown and Bobby Wilson brought in two more runs in the inning with RBI singles and a Gary Patchett sacrifice fly made it an early 5-0 lead for Salt Lake.

Tucson cut the Bees' lead by four in the bottom of the first with a Josh Whitesell RBI double that scored Trent Oeltjen from second.

Both Salt Lake and Tucson scored a run in the sixth inning. Salt Lakes' run came off a Terry Evans grounded out to second, which allowed Pavkovich to score again. Tucson's Donnie Kelly hit a solo homerun to right with two outs to give the Sidewinders' their one run.

Whitesell's RBI gave him 110 on the season, which passes Lyle Overbay's 109 mark from 2002 to make him Tucson's all-time franchise single season RBI record holder.

The Bees added one more run to extend their lead in the ninth from a Dee Brown RBI single. Salt Lake left Tucson on a positive note while heading to the playoffs against Sacramento. For Tucson it was the final contest before the team moves to Reno, Nevada for the 2009 season.

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