Lemurs shut out for second consecutive night

The Lemurs offense has been silent all series against the Saltdogs and it continued tonight as the Lemurs dropped the series finale 5-0. The Lemurs have now gone 26 innings without scoring a run. The last time a Lemur has crossed a home place was in the first innings Friday night on Zane Chavez RBI single.

Tonight’s Saltdog starter Shairon Martis (6-5) pitched six shutout innings striking out five, walking two and allowing five hits. Marits retired the Lemurs four times during his six innings on the hill and only allowed three Lemurs to reach second base. Clayton Cook and Jeff McKenzie both pitched perfect innings. Stephen Shackleford entered in the 9th and allowed two singles but then with two-outs surrendered a single to Alvaro Rondon Loading the bases for Jesus Posso who struck out swinging ending the game.

The Lemurs best offense threat was in the fourth inning when the bases were loaded with one out for Alvaro Rondon who on the first pitch grounded into a six-four-three double play ending the threat. Ty Morrison was was 3-4 with three singles and was the lone bright spot for the Lemurs offense.

For the Saltdogs they got their runs in the second inning on a Brand Jacobs two-run home run to left field his first of the season and the Dogs never looked back. The Saltdogs continued to get to Lemurs starter Troy Marks in the third making it 3-0 on a Curt Smith double. Marks went five innings allowing four runs, three earned, walked two and one strikeout. Matt Bywater came in and pitched two shutout innings in his second appearance with the Lemurs. In the two innings, Bywater recorded four strikeouts and two of them were looking.

The Lemurs have an off day Monday as they travel to Gary, IN to face the Railcars starting an 11-day, nine game road trip. Tune into all the action on the road on YouTube.com/LaredoLemurs.