Texas Collegiate League Recap 07-15-09

Stephen Tromblee

Stephen Tromblee

East Texas Pump Jacks 4 Brazos Valley Bombers 2

Kilgore, TX (July 15, 2009) –

The Brazos Valley Bombers were on the verge of another come-from-behind victory tonight, but came up short in a 4-2 loss to the East Texas Pump Jacks. The Bombers scored two in the ninth inning, but the Pump Jacks closer Stephen Tromblee was able to stem the tide to collect the save.

The Bombers struggled all night long to find offense against Pump Jacks starter Matt Click, and trailed 4-0 heading to the ninth inning. Travis Smith and Brian Watson pitched well for the Bombers, but for the second straight night the Bombers were not able to provide any run support for their pitchers.

In the ninth inning, the Bombers finally got into business. Kyle Atkins and Clifton Thomas singled to start off the inning, and Casey Dykes reached on an error to load the bases. With the tying run at the plate, East Texas inserted Tromblee into the game.

He promptly struck out Brett Parsons to record the first out before walking Nick Anders to score Atkins. Thomas then scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 4-2, but Tromblee struck out Andre Rodriguez and Drew Mason to end the game.

The Bombers will try to right the ship tomorrow as they travel to Victoria for the first of a two game set against the Generals. Game time is set for 7:05 pm.

East Texas 4, Brazos Valley 2 (Jul 15, 2009 at Kilgore, TX)
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Brazos Valley……. 000 000 002 – 2 4 1 (15-14)
East Texas………. 000 130 00X – 4 9 2 (18-11)
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Pitchers: Brazos Valley – SMITH,TRAVIS; WATSON,BRIAN(5). East Texas – CLICK, MATT;
TROMBLEE, STEPHEN(9).
Win-CLICK, MATT(4-2) Save-TROMBLEE, STEPHEN(6) Loss-SMITH,TRAVIS(0-5) T-2:39 A-0
Weather: Hot & Hotter
CLICK, M faced 3 batters in the 9th.

Coppell Copperheads 9, Victoria Generals 6

Coppell 9, Victoria 6 (Jul 15, 2009 at Victoria,Texas)
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Coppell…………. 000 100 113 003 – 9 14 4 (13-18)
Victoria………… 121 100 100 000 – 6 9 3 (19-11)
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Pitchers: Coppell – IMHOFF, JORDAN; EMENS, JEFF(4); DELACHAPELLE, DAVID(7); STOVER, JASON(12).
Victoria – FORD, BLAKE; KING, TYLER(7); PENA, CHRIS(9); NUDING, ZACHARY(9); LUNDGRIN, TREVOR(10)
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Win-DELACHAPELLE, DAVID(2-0) Save-STOVER, JASON(2) Loss-LUNDGRIN, TREVOR(1-2) T-3;51 A-472
HR COP – BIGGINS, MARCELLOUS (1).
PENA, C faced 1 batter in the 9th.