Strong WhiteWings Debut for Nehls in Loss
Edinburg, TX - Brock Nehls started his Harlingen WhiteWings (17-42) debut by retiring the first eight hitters he faced and not allowing a hit to the Edinburg Coyotes (27-33) until there were two outs in the fourth and got a no-decision in an 8-6 loss tonight at Edinburg Stadium.
The WhiteWings got on the board against Carlos Jan in the third. With one out, David Fowler walked and stole second. Kevin Griffin followed with an RBI-single. One out later, David Cardona singled and Ryan Fox hit a two-run double to make it 3-0.
In the fifth, Cardona led off with a single and Fox reached on an error. Joel Gonzalez singled. Cardona was going to hold at third, but when the ball was bobbled in left, Cardona scored. Trey Hendrciks followed with a two-run double to make it 6-0.
The Coyotes got something going against Nehls in the sixth. Alex Entrekin led off with a double, Angelo Fermin walked, and two outs later, Argelis Nunez walked. Eric Gonzlaez followed with a grand slam to make it 6-4.
In the seventh, Mayobanex Santana led off with a triple against Toro Trevino and scored on a ground out by Amado German to make it 6-5.
With one out in the eighth against Bobby Darling (1-5), Gonzalez singled and Brandon McConnell doubled. After an intentional walk to Santana to load the bases, German hit a sacrifice fly and Entrekin hit a two-run single to make it 8-6 Coyotes.
That made a winner of John Maschino (3-4), who pitched the final two innings, striking out four.
The WhiteWings and Coyotes play game four of this four-game series tomorrow night at 6:05 at Harlingen Field. Left-hander Jorge Lugo (3-3) will face left-hander Miguel Martinez (4-3).
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