06/04/2017 6:59 PM
Patrick Mincey gave up just one run on two hits over six innings, and the Railroaders finished off a sweep of the Texas AirHogs with a 4-1 win Sunday evening at The Depot.
Mincey improved to 3-0 on the year and extended his four-start stretch of pitching into the sixth inning, while Harrison Lee and Winston Abreu combined to throw three hitless innings to close it out.
Maikol Gonzalez knocked a pair of singles and scored a run, while Devan Ahart tripled in the game-tying run in the sixth and Valentin drove him to give Cleburne it's first lead of the night. The Railroaders added a pair of insurance runs on two hits in the eighth inning.
Mincey's only blemish was a two-out solo home run by Levi Scott in the fourth inning, while Harrison Lee walked a pair of hitters with two strikeouts over his two innings and Winston Abreu worked a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts to earn his fourth save of the year. The trio combined to give up just two hits -- a season-best for the Railroaders -- and the bullpen extended its streak to 15 consecutive scoreless innings.
The win gives Cleburne its fourth consecutive victory and moves the Railroaders to 9-9 with a three-game set against Salina beginning Monday night at The Depot. Good seats are still available and you can purchase tickets online at www.railroaderbaseball.com or by visiting the box office located by the home plate gate at the stadium.