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Goldeyes suffer first loss of season in Laredo
LAREDO, Texas — The Winnipeg Goldeyes looked like they had been on a 10-hour, overnight bus ride from Amarillo to Laredo, which they had done on Sunday night, as they suffered their first loss of the season here Monday.
The Goldeyes (3-1) didn't record a hit until the sixth inning and committed four errors as they fell 5-1 to the Laredo Lemurs (3-2) at Uni-Trade Stadium before a crowd of 2,770. Only two of the five runs were earned.
The game lasted three hours and three minutes, the third three-plus hour game of the four outings of this nine-game road trip.
Winnipeg and Laredo meet again Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the second of the three-game series. Ace Walker, Winnipeg's opening-day starter last Friday, will get the call to start Tuesday's game with the Lemurs expected to start southpaw Todd Privett.
Laredo scored single runs in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings while the Goldeyes got their only run in the ninth inning when shortstop Price Kendall scored on a deep double to centre field by left fielder Jon Weber.
The Lemurs' sizzling starting right-hander Mark Haynes got the win after he struck out nine Goldeyes batters and allowed only one hit.
Weber had two of the Goldeyes five hits while David Narodowski, Ridge Carpenter (double) and Kendall (double) also had hits.
Goldeyes starting pitcher Fabian Williamson recorded the loss.
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