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Texas Collegiate League-Playoff Day 1


Brazos Valley Bombers 7 East Texas Pump Jacks 5

Bryan-College Station, TX (August 10, 2010) – The Brazos Valley Bombers came from behind twice to defeat the East Texas Pump Jacks 7-5 Tuesday night. The win on Derby Dash Night presented by Montelongo’s Fine Jewelry gives the Bombers a 1-0 lead in the best of three series against the Pump Jacks.

Before the game Bombers fans rushed the field to grab one of many large stars as part of the Montelongo’s Fine Jewelry Derby Dash. Twelve lucky ladies received a Bombers Blue Topaz and one received a Half- Carat Diamond.

The Pump Jacks got an early lead, scoring two in the top of the first and one more in the third to earn a 3-0 lead. In the fifth, Jacob House led off with a triple followed by a Greg Olson walk. A Brennyn Smith single plated house, giving the Bombers their first run of the game. After a Cameron Dullnig RBI sacrifice fly, John Cannon doubled to tie the score at 3-3.

In the seventh the Pump Jacks regained the lead, scoring two to make the score 5-3. In the bottom of the same inning, after an Olson leadoff walk, Smith belted a moon shot home run over the left field fence, tying the score back up at 5-5. The Bombers weren’t done though as Morgan Mickan scored Dullnig on a single and then he scored on a wild pitch three batters later to give the Bombers the 7-5 lead.

Nick Fleece came on in the ninth to close things out but quickly found himself with no outs and runners on the corners. Jacob House caught a line drive at first and stepped on the bag for a double play then Isaac Nuti fielded a ground ball and tossed to first to get the last out, sealing the win.

The Bombers will return to action tomorrow night in Kilgore against the same Pump Jacks at 7:05p.m. Should the Bombers advance to the next round their schedule would be determined by the series between the Texas Tomcats and the Victoria Generals. If the Tomcats win Game 1 would be in Weimar Friday with Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) in Bryan. If the Generals win, Game 1 would be at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark on Fireworks Friday with Game 2 and 3 (if necessary) in Victoria. Currently the Generals lead the Tomcats 1-0. For more information and for tickets visit, call 979-779-PLAY, or stop by the Bombers office at 405 Mitchell Street in Bryan.

Victoria Generals 8 Texas Tomcats 0

The Victoria Generals won the opening game of the best-of-three divisional round of the 2010 TCL playoffs over the Texas Tomcats on Tuesday night by a final score of 8-0. General’s starting pitcher Michael Oros was solid on the mound, only allowing one hit and striking out five. Ryan Turner pitched the final three innings, only allowing one hit while striking out two to pick up the save. The only two hits for the Tomcats were a single by Eric Garcia in the top of the first and a double by Nick DeSantiago in the top of the eighth. The two hits came over two and a half hours apart. In the meantime, the General’s offense racked up eight runs on 15 hits and were helped by three critical errors by the Tomcats defense.

The Generals go on the board in the top of the third inning when Lawton Langford delivered a triple to center field. Tomcat’s shortstop Scott Pasket tried to throw Langford out at third on the relay throw, but his throw sailed over the third base side fence, and Langford was awarded home plate to score the first run of the game. The game remained 1-0 until the top of the seventh inning when the Generals added two more unearned runs. Jeramie Marek singled and later scored on an RBI double by Brendan McGaheran. McGaheran then scored on an RBI single by Mark Hudson. The Generals scored two more in the top of the eighth. After a double by Torrey Jacoby, Marek drove him home on a triple. Langford then delivered an RBI single to plate Jacoby. In the top of the ninth, the Generals scored three more times. Conner Mach singled and was driven home on a double by Jacoby. Abel Baker then delivered an RBI single and came all the way around to score on an error by the Tomcat’s catcher.

The Generals are now one win away from advancing to the TCL Championship for the second straight season. The Generals reached the championship last season but were defeated by the Coppell Copperheads. Game two of the series is on Wednesday night in Victoria. Game time is 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium. If needed, game three will be on Thursday night in Victoria as well. Tickets are on sale for the General’s home playoff games. Click on the ticket link at the top of the page to reserve your tickets, or visit the General’s team store located at 3708 N. Navarro Suite A in the Landmark Shopping Center.

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