08/04/2017 9:22 PM
CLEBURNE, Texas -- Maikol Gonzalez reached three more times, but Salina scored early and often in a 6-2 win at The Depot on Friday night.
Gonzalez reached three times after three walks in the series opener on Thursday, but the Railroaders stranded eight runners and fell to 6-5 in their last 11 games against the Stockade.
Salina scored once in the second before back-to-back homers in the third, and Kewby Meyer singled in two more after an RBI groundout in the fifth.
Cleburne wasted leadoff singles in the fourth and sixth innings before loading the bases with nobody out in the seventh, and the Railroaders came away with just one run on an RBI groundout in the inning.
Geraldo Valentin went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Mitch Glasser reached twice in his first game since July 28.
Mitch Abeita went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in his second start with Cleburne.
Railroaders starter Jordan Chudacoff, making his first start in the American Association, gave up six runs on five hits over 4.1 innings. Bryce Beeler finished the night with 4.2 scoreless innings in relief.
Josh Hodges, making a third start against his former club, gave up just one run on six hits over seven innings.
Game 3 of the four-game set is scheduled for Saturday. First pitch is set for 7:06 p.m. and can be heard live on the Railroaders Radio Network with the pregame show beginning 20 minutes prior.
Good seats for the current 14-game homestand are still available and can be purchased at www.railroaderbaseball.com or by visiting the box office located near the main gate at The Depot.