After shutting out the AirHogs on Monday night, the Lemurs took the field looking for more of the same on Tuesday. They got just that from their pitching staff again. Zack Dodson made his first start for the team and was nearly untouchable over six innings of work. The bullpen continued their dominance while the Lemurs lineup put up timely hits to score three runs and take a 3-0 win and clinch the series.
Dodson, making his first start in about nine months, threw six shutout innings for the Lemurs in his 2016 debut. Not only did he blank the AirHogs, but he allowed just one hit, walked two, and had four strikeouts. Luis Pollorena came out of the bullpen for the Lemurs, throwing the 7th and 8th innings, and maintained the lead. Pollorena gave up just a hit, a little looper in shallow right field, in his pair of innings. Jeff Inman came on and recorded his 11th save of the season by striking out the side in the 9th.
At the plate for Laredo, Alvaro Rondon gave the Lemurs an early lead with a two run single in the 3rd innings, driving in Jesus Posso and Brennan Metzger. Metzger, making his debut with the Lemurs, would score again on a single by Cesar Valera in the 5th inning. Denis Phipps was the only Laredo hitter with multiple hits as he went 3-4 with a trio of singles.
The AirHogs pitchers were good for a second straight night, but not good enough. Carlos Misell got the start for Texas and threw seven innings allowing three runs on six hits, a walk, and three strikeouts. Griffin Russell and Jack Karraker each tossed a shutout inning of relief for the AirHogs.
The Lemurs and AirHogs square off on Wednesday for the series finale as Laredo goes for the sweep. The Lemurs will be pitching Troy Marks while the AirHogs will send Derek Callahan to the hill. After the game, Laredo will go up to Kansas City and take on the T-Bones for four games.