Six-Run 4th Inning Drives Captains Win Over The Pelicans

May 31, 2010

Randy Keisler’s debut for the Pelicans was a start he would like to forget as the Captains (8-8) banged out seven runs off nine hits off the lefty in rout to a 14-4 victory over the Pelicans (6-10) Sunday.

Shreveport-Bossier struck first in the first inning when Jorge Alvarez hit a two out chopper that snuck through the infield and into left field which scored Bryan Sabatella to give the Captains an early 1-0 lead.

A nightmare hit the Pelicans in the second inning as the Captains banged out 6 runs in the inning. The inning started with back to back walks thrown from Keisler. A bunt was put down from Brian Peterson down the third base line where the ball bounced out of Brito’s glove from a throw from Dallas Christison and helped bring in Palmer Karr Jr. to make it 2-0. Uriak Marquez singled in Adres Rodriguez to make it 3-0. Bryan Sabatella then doubled to deep right centerfield to score Peterson to give the Captains a 4-0 lead. One out later, the bleeding wouldn’t stop there as Christopher Garcia rifled a single to right to bring in Marquez and Sabatella to make it 6-0. Alvarez would follow with a RBI blooping single into right center to score Garcia and make it 7-0.

The Pelicans would battle back in the fourth inning when Chase Porch singled to left with the bases loaded to score Javier Brito and John Alonso and cut the deficit to five 7-2. One out later, Francisco Leandro hit a bouncing into right field to score Palmisano from second base to make it 7-3.

The Captains would tack on two more runs in the sixth inning off Kevin Johnson to make it 9-3 with six innings in the books.

In the seventh inning, the Captains would reach the double digit mark when Uriak Marquez lined a double to left centerfield over the outstretched glove of Porch to score Andres Rodriguez to make it 10-3. Later in the inning with the bases loaded and nobody out, Jovanny Rosario lined a single to right field which scored Peterson and Marquez to make it 12-3. Garcia then shot a single to left field to score two more runs to make it 14-3.

In the 8th inning for the Pelicans, Palmisano hit a sharp single to center to score Rodriguez to make it 14-4.

Osvaldo Rodriguez (4-0) gets the win as he gave up three runs off four hits through five innings pitched.

Randy Keisler (0-1) gets the loss as he gave up seven runs-five earned off nine hits and struck out five through five innings pitched.

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