Lemurs Strike Early to Grab Win

The Laredo Lemurs’ (27-24) D’Vontrey Richardson led the way going two for three and was a triple short of the cycle in a 6-4 Lemurs victory over the Amarillo Thunder Heads on Monday night at Uni-Trade Stadium.Richardson started the night off with a bang when he drove his sixth home run of the season over the left field wall with Ty Morrison at first to the thrust the Lemurs to a 2-0 lead.  Richardson would go on to pick up a single in the second and he would double in the eighth to leave him a triple short of the cycle.

Everyone in the Lemurs lineup had a hit tonight except for the left fielder Kevin Taylor. Ty Morrison had two singles and a run scored, Dustin Gieger added two singles and a run scored, Denis Phipps had a double, a single and a run scored, and Jeudy Valdez pitched in with a solo home run.

On the offensive side for the ThunderHeads, leadoff man Logan Vick had a big day going four for four with three singles, a triple, three runs scored, and two stolen bases.Lemurs’ relief pitcher B.J. Hyatt (2-0) would grab the win as he came in the fifth to try to help the Lemurs out of a bases loaded jam.  Hyatt gave up a double that scored two runs, but they would both be credited to Lemurs starter Matt Loosen.  Hyatt would then work out of the trouble by throwing one inning, giving up a hit, and striking out a batter.

Thunder Heads starter Anthony Figliolia (6-3) took the loss, going four and two thirds, giving up six runs on eight hit, with four walks and a strikeout.John Brebbia earned his eighth save of the season as he closed out the Lemurs victory in the top of the ninth.The Laredo Lemurs will hit the road for four games in Sioux City, Iowa starting on Wednesday.  The Lemurs will be back in Laredo on Monday July 20 to take on the Joplin Blasters at 7:30 pm. You can get Laredo Lemurs tickets at the Uni-Trade Stadium box office, online at laredolemurs.com, or by calling 956-7 LEMURS.