In a game of two potentially rusty teams, the Lemurs used an excellent outing by their pitching staff and timely hitting by their lineup to a 5-1 victory over the Nuevo Laredo Tecos to win International Champions Cup. The Lemurs have now won a trophy in each of their last two games going back to the 2015 American Association Championship over Sioux City.
The Lemurs pitchers combined to allow three hits and one run while striking out seven would be Tecos hitters. Troy Marks spearheaded the pitching effort with three no-hit shutout innings of work, walking just one batter. Danny Moskovits gave up a run in his first inning of work in relief, but settled down to throw two shutout innings afterwards. Luis De Le Cruz, Jose Nivar, and Jeff Inman threw an inning each tonight of shutout ball.
The Lemurs hitters jumped on Tecos starter Jheyson Mazueta scoring three of their five runs off of him.
He ended up hurling five innings, allowing three runs, a walk, and four strikeouts against Laredo. Jose Orsorio threw just a third of an inning and gave up a pair of runs in the 6th to Lemurs before Oscar Calderon was able to put out the fire with a double-play ball in his relief.
In a game where everyone in the Lemurs lineup contributed, Alvaro Rondon stood out. Rondon went 3-4 at the plate with three singles, a stolen bag, run scored, and a run batted in. One of his hits was perfectly placed bunt down the third baseline.
Next up for the Lemurs is a week of practice culminating in the season opener on Thursday at 7:05 pm against the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks at Uni-Trade Stadium.