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Bombers score six runs in fifth inning to take TCL Championship

Aug. 14, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.
Updated Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.

The 2013 Brazos Valley Bombers form a dog pile on the mound after defeating the Victoria Generals 7-5 to capture the TCL Championship at American Momentum Bank Ballpark.

BRYAN - There were no comebacks for the Victoria Generals on Wednesday night.

In the third and deciding game of the Texas Collegiate League championship series, the Generals fell short to the Brazos Valley Bombers 7-5 at AMB Ballpark in Bryan.

The early part of the game began with hope for the Generals, who took a 5-1 lead after two innings of play.

But in the fifth inning, things came crashing down for the Generals.

Kaleb Keith allowed five runs in the fifth and could not finish the inning even with an out left to finish the inning. All six runs Keith gave up were earned.

Kris Looper came in relief, but the Bombers scored another run to take a 7-5 lead.

Generals shortstop Alvaro Rondon and right fielder J.B. Moss each had two RBIs in the second inning along with designated hitter Drew Featherston, who had an RBI to give the Generals their 5-1 lead.

The game set up well for Keith, who got the start and went four innings without allowing a run.

Kyle Keller, who pitched Saturday, came in to pitch two innings for the Generals.

The Generals combined to strikeout 14 times, while four players combined for seven hits.

Rondon finished with two hits in the game while Moss had three. Moss and Rondon were the first two batters in the lineup. Batters three through nine combined for two hits.

Keith was the losing pitcher in the game, his third loss of the season.

Though the Generals lose the series, all wasn't completely lost.

The Generals were making their fourth appearance in the TCL championship series in five years.

For the Bombers, Wednesday's victory marked the first time they hoisted the TCL championship trophy.



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