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River Monsters Get Gritty Road Victory

The Seguin River Monsters traveled to Lafayette, LA to take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters in the first of a two game set. The River Monsters were traveling with a light squad as the dog days of summer hit, but the guys making the trip were piranha-level hungry for a win. Things started off bleak for Seguin as they fell down early 3-0 in the first and 6-2 in the second. Seguin was down, but they weren’t out. Over the next 7 innings Reid Hensley, David Stitch and David Lopez combined to keep the Cane Cutters to just one more run as the ‘Sters offense came to life. David Lopez (4-5/4RBI/R) fueled the River Monsters all night with a second inning 2RBI double to the wall that plated Jose Gutierrez (2-3/R/2BB) and Preston Dellmeyer (R/RBI/2BB) and continued with 3 more hits, 2 more RBI and run scored throughout the rest of the night.

During the River Monsters four run comeback Seguin scored runs in 5 straight innings from the 4th to the 8th. The biggest inning in that stretch was a 3 run 5th where Rey Mendoza (2-5/3R/RBI), who scored 3 runs on the night, started things off by bringing home Jacob Elizondo (1-4/2R/2BB) who led the inning off with a single. Singles by David Lopez and Warren Laster drove in the next two runs for the ‘Sters. David Stich, pitching his second night in a row, was first out of the pen and shut the Cane Cutters down for 2 innings of scoreless work. RBI singles in the 7th and 8th innings from Rey Mendoza and Jimmy DeLeon gave the River Monsters a 3 run cushion down the stretch but an unlikely arm on the mound only needed a 1 run lead. Amongst a 4-5 night at the plate, position player David Lopez, who has bounced around between different infield and outfield positions throughout the summer, took the ball and stepped up when his team needed him the most. Lopez (tonight's T. Texas Tony Turnstile GREEN BLAZER Player of the Game), who’s defense behind him also stepped up to help the cause, held the Cane Cutters scoreless in the final 3 frames. Lopez finished with a brilliant line of 4-5/4RBI/1R & 4IP/0ER/2K/W. The River Monsters look to keep the momentum going tomorrow as they are back at Fabacher Field for the second game vs. Acadiana at 7:05.



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