Brownell goes to 3-0 as AirHogs roll 5-3

From the AirHogs Press Release

The Grand Prairie AirHogs kept rolling Saturday night, beating the Shreveport-Bossier Captains 5-3 for their fourth straight win and a clinch of their fourth straight series win in front of 2,380 fans at QuikTrip Park. 

The AirHogs (10-5) began the attack in the first, with David Thomas , Cesar Nicolas and Greg Porter singling with one out in the first to load the bases. Captains starter Aaron Cunningham (1-2) then threw eight of the next nine pitches out of the strike zone to John Alonso and Tyler Henley, giving Grand Prairie the lead. The red-hot Jake Taylor then hit a sac fly to make it 3-0 before Cunningham was able to get out of the inning.

Shreveport-Bossier (9-7) got one back in the second on Palmer Karr’s RBI single in his first at-bat of the year, but the AirHogs responded with a David Thomas RBI in the second to go back up by three. After Andres Rodriguez’s RBI single off John Brownell (3-0) in the third made it 4-2, the game had the look of Friday evening’s 13-12 slugfest. But Brownell and Cunningham settled down and the game remained 4-2 into the sixth. 

Brownell worked around a two-out single to complete six innings, striking out three against six hits, three walks and a hit batsman. But Cunningham was not as fortunate, as Taylor and Scott Clement doubled to start the inning to make it 5-2 and knock out the Captains’ lefty. 

Bo Schultz allowed a run in the seventh as Shreveport-Bossier closed to 5-3, but Bryan Sabatella was thrown out trying to advance to third on a pitch in the dirt to end the inning, and Dustin Cameron and Jon Hunton did not allow a baserunner in the eighth and ninth, with Hunton picking up his fifth save of the year.

As always, this game was a lot of fun to watch. The AirHogs extended thier lead in the division with this victory over the 2nd place Captains from Shreveport. What did Coach Ricky of the AirHogs think about the game afterwards?

Again, just a fun game to watch for me. I always get a kick at how well the AirHogs give back to the community.

2nd Baseman David Espinosa autographs baseballs for fans

It’s always fun to see the kiddos having fun at the park.

And of course, it’s always great to see the fireworks after the game!

The series with Shreveport concludes today starting at 6:05.


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