(Coppell, Tx) The Victoria Generals needed extra innings Saturday night in Coppell to defeat the Copperheads in Texas Collegiate League Action. The Generals trailed 5-2 going into the top of the ninth. Michael Pair lead off with a walk and Chris Whitehead reaches first on a fielders choice, Joey Kenworthy walked and James Hipp tagged a 3 run home run to send the game into extra innings.
In the top of the 10th, Andrew Moore and Michael Pair singled. Chris Whitehead advanced them to second and third, then Brendan McGahern then knocked both in for the game winner.
Blake Payne started on the mound for the Generals and allowed all five Copperhead runs in the third inning. Covey Morrow threw 2 scoreless innings in his Generals debut. Tom Filip (2-1) then continued to post 3 innings of zero’s to pick up the win.
The Generals are now 21-12. They have a 9-6 record at home and are 12-6 on the road. The road trip continues tonight with the first of a two game series vs. The East Texas Pumpjacks in Kilgore.
McKinney Marshals 5 Brazos Valley Bombers 4
McKinney, TX (July 19, 2009) –
The Brazos Valley Bombers lost their second straight as they were swept by the last-place Marshals tonight in McKinney. The Bombers rallied from behind to take the lead 4-3, only to see the Marshals strike right back to steal the victory.
Brazos Valley fell behind early 3-0 despite another strong effort from Drew Flaniken, who was looking for his fifth win of the season. The Bombers finally put two runs on the board in the fifth inning on a pair of RBI groundouts by Wes Schill and Casey Dykes to cut the lead to 3-2.
Two innings later, the Bombers forged ahead to a 4-3 lead and seemed to be in a position to secure the win with the normally-reliable Brian Watson taking the hill. The Marshals were able to tie it up in the bottom of the seventh on Casey Selsor’s RBI single. The following inning, the Marshals took the lead for good on J.B. Brown’s sacrifice fly, which scored John Tatum.
The Bombers will have three days off before taking on the Marshals in a rematch on Thirsty Thursday at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark.