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OWEN PACES ROADRUNNERS’ OFFENSE IN WIN OVER COLTS

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS ---- Hunter Owen went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run that helped the Edinburg Roadrunners defeat the San Angelo Colts 4-3 Friday night at Foster Field.

 

Danny Rondon (3-0) picked up his third win of the season after he allowed two runs while scattering six hits and striking out two in six innings pitched. 

 

Owen got the Roadrunners (24-25) on the board in the top of the first inning with a two-out RBI single that scored Carlos Hereaud from second which gave Edinburg an early 1-0 lead. 

 

Owen extended the Roadrunners’ lead in the top of the fourth with another two-out hit this time a two-run home run off of Colt’s starter Kenny Elkind (3-1) which made the score 3-0.

 

The Colts (34-15) got on the board in the top of the fifth inning against Rondon when Ronnie Gaines hit the first pitch he saw over the left field wall for a two-run home run that cut Edinburg’s lead down to one with the score 3-2.    

 

In the top of the sixth inning, Vincent Blue hit an RBI single to left center field that allowed Bryon Smith to score from second which extended the Roadrunners lead to 4-2.

 

Kelly Casares pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save of the season. 

 

The Roadrunners and the Colts will play the second game of this four-game series on Saturday night at Foster Field.  Pedro Flores (3-3) is expected to face Ezequiel Astacio (6-1) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. 

 

The Roadrunners are members of United League Baseball, an independent league of six professional baseball teams located in Texas that include  Amarillo, Coastal Bend, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley and San Angelo.




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