CLEBURNE, Texas -- Alex Polston reached twice and scored two runs, and the Cleburne Railroaders clinched the series with a 5-1 win over the Salina Stockade at The Depot on Saturday night.
Out of the No. 8 spot, Polston walked and scored in the third and then came around again on Maikol Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Blake Grant-Parks also doubled in a run and scored, while Cleburne’s 7-8-9 hitters reached five separate times and scored four of the five runs.
Alberto Rodriguez threw six innings and gave up one run with no walks and six strikeouts, while Roby Romero went six up, six down in his Cleburne debut. Casey Upperman worked a scoreless ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts.
Axel Johnson went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored, and Mitch Glasser finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Salina starter Troy Mannebach gave up five runs over 6.2 innings, and reliever Tyler Herr retired four of the five batters he faced.
Cleburne also drew 2,793 fans Saturday night -- the club’s second-largest home attendance this year.
The home finale of 2017 is set for Sunday evening. First pitch time for the third of a three-game set is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. with coverage on the Railroader Radio Network beginning 20 minutes prior.
Sunday is also Fan Appreciation Day with numerous giveaways and a special fireworks show. Good seats 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.