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TULLO FANS 11 IN LOSS TO COLTS

Friday August 17, 2012         

By: Danny Elizondo 

EDINBURG, Texas— Aaron Tullo allowed just one run in eight innings pitched with a season high 11 strike outs but the San Angelo Colts snuck by the Edinburg Roadrunners 3-2 Friday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. 

Tullo (4-4) took the tough luck loss after a couple of errors helped San Angelo grab the lead in the top of the fifth. 

San Angelo jumped out in front in the top of the first as J.J. Sherrill led off with a double and then came around to score on an RBI single by Daryl Jones that made it 1-0. 

In the top of the second, an error allowed Jason Crossland to reach and then with two outs Sherrill hit an RBI double that allowed him to score extending the lead 2-0. 

The Roadrunners (48-32) got on the board in the bottom of the second against Mark Willinsky (8-5).  Carlos Hereaud started the inning with a single and then moved to second on a ground ball.  After a wild pitch allowed Hereaud to go to third, he came in to score on sacrifice fly by Felix Molina that made it 2-1 San Angelo. 

Molina started a fourth inning rally with a one-out walk and then moved to second on a throwing error by Willinsky.  With two outs in the inning, Pascual Del Real delivered an RBI single to right field allowing Molina to score tying the game at two. 

Another error by the Roadrunners defense allowed Mark Ramos to reach in the top of the fifth.  Cory Patton hit a two-out RBI single that allowed Ramos to score giving the Colts the 3-2 lead. 

Willinsky pitched seven innings and allowed two runs while scattering five hits with seven strike outs.   

Edinburg got two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth against Erik Draxton but he struck out Luis Sumoza to end the ball game for his 20th save of the season giving San Angelo the 3-2 victory. 

The Roadrunners begin four-game series with the McAllen Thunder Saturday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.  Miguel Martinez (9-4) is expected to pitch for Edinburg as they are the away team in the series with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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