Saturday’s game was just like Friday nights game but just a different result. Friday night the Lemurs scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, Saturday the Saltdogs scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the first and that would be the only runs of the game.
Connor Tekyl making his professional debut, doubled down the left field line off of Lemurs started Josue Montanez. Montanez would also give up a single to Austin Darby which gave the Lemurs a 2-0 and that would end the scoring for the rest of the night. Montanez pitched three plus innings and was pulled after allowing two baserunners in the first inning and was replaced by Jose Nivar who didn’t allow the two runners to score. Nivar pitched four innings in relief striking out four hitters. This is the second time he has had shutout performances in long relief this home stand, as he pitched three shut out innings on July 11th.
For the Saltdogs Lindsey Caughel was outstanding going seven shut out innings allowing four hits, two walks and striking out eight Lemur hitters. Caughel picked up his fifth win on the year and he has been dominant against the Lemurs this year allowing one run in his 14 innings of work. Evan Reed came in and pitched a perfect ninth inning for Lincoln and picked up his 13th save of the season.
Game three and the rubber match of the series is Sunday at 7:05 and is the final time the Lemurs are at home until July 29th against Wichita.