This season, the Lemurs have feasted on the AirHogs all season, holding a head-to-head record of 14-1 heading into Wednesdays series finale. That improved to 15-1 with a 3-0 win tonight, sweeping the three-game series and the fourth series sweep of the AirHogs this season.
Abel Nieves led off the bottom for first inning with a home run into the Lemurs bullpen in right field. For the Nieves, it was second home run of the season, and since getting activated from the inactive list on Sunday, Nieves has a four game hitting streak, scored a run in all four games and is 7-17 at the plate.
Lemurs stater Ryan Beckman went eight shutout innings, allowing four hits with three strike outs. Beckman picked up his seventh win of the season and didn’t have many stressful situations. There runners on the corners with one out in the fifth inning but Beckman was able to get out of that pickle.
AirHogs starter David Russo went six innings allowing the lead off home run to Nieves and that was it. From the third inning to the sixth inning, Russo retired nine straight Lemurs.
The Lemurs added two more insurance runs in the eight inning on a Burt Reynolds RBI triple to right center, and then on an error by the AirHogs pitcher Jack Karraker allowed Reynolds to score off the bat of J.D. Pulfer.
Jeff Inman came in the ninth inning and recorded his 12th save of the season. Inman threw a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.
The Lemurs have an off day on Thursday and start a a three game series against Joplin on Friday.