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Bombers, Railroaders split Kitty League twinbill

Monday, July 18, 2005

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The Bombers Jose Lopez, representing the go-ahead run, is tagged out.
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Bombers and Fulton Railroaders split a Kitty League doubleheader at V.F.W. Stadium on Sunday.

The Bombers (10-13) held on to edge Fulton 5-4 in the nightcap after the Railroaders (4-17) had squeezed by the Bombers 2-1 in the opener.

Brent Telano was the hard-luck loser in the first game, going the seven-

inning distance while allowing six hits with 10 strikeouts.

The Bombers managed only two hits in the loss. Oran product Matt Bucher and Venezuelan shortstop Jose Lopez had one hit each.

Sikeston came from behind with three runs in the sixth to wipe out a 3-2 deficit for the second-game victory.

In the sixth, Adam Harper reached on a throwing error by the Fulton catcher on a strikeout-throwout play and Lopez drew a walk.

Telano's double to right field scored Harper with the game-tying run and then Lopez, representing the potential go-ahead run, was thrown out easily at the plate for the second out of the inning.

However, the Bombers overcame the baserunning mistake when Scott DeLoach's clutch two-out double plated Telano with what proved to be the gamewinner.

DeLoach trotted home with an insurance run on a Fulton overthrow at third base.

That run was crucial as the Railroaders came back with a single run in the top of the seventh.

Vance Taylor picked up the win for the Bombers. He allowed five hits and struck out 10 in the complete-game (seven innings) effort.

The Bombers nine-hit attack was spread between nine hitters with one apiece.

Due to a series of recent washouts, the Bombers will host Fulton in a makeup game tonight at 7 p.m.