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story.lead_photo.caption Texarkana Twins first baseman Reed Spenrath (44) gets ready to field against the Amarillo Sod Dogs in a Texas Collegiate League baseball game Wednesday at George Dobson Field. Photo by Brian Tyl / Texarkana Gazette.

TEXARKANA, Texas — It took seven innings.

Texarkana was held scoreless for seven innings, and Amarillo rolled to a 9-2 win in a Texas Collegiate League Game at George Dobson Field on Wednesday.

Shandon Herrera was the winning pitcher, threw four innings of 1-hit ball, struck out five, walked a batter and did not allow a run.

A bright spot of the Twins came in the eighth inning. After back to back singles by Jake Slunder and Jay French, Cameron Dollar slapped a 2-run triple to deep right field to put Texarkana on the board.

Kurtis Byrne doubled to center to give the Sod Dogs a 1-0 lead in the second frame.

Amarillo padded its lead, 2-0, on an RBI double from Mack Chambers. Gerald Nervis, who had doubled, scored.

Eduardo Acosta blasted a 2-run homer to left center to put the Sod Dogs up, 4-0, in the fifth inning.

Rhett Maynard scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-0, and Nervis smacked an RBI double in the sixth for Amarillo. Acosta laced an RBI single into left center to score Nervis. The Sod Dogs took a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth.

Amarillo continued the barrage when Maynard slugged a 2-run round tripper over the left field wall to make it 9-0.

The Sod Dogs (2-0) play at Texarkana (0-2) today at 7:05 p.m. in the last game of a 3-game series at George Dobson Field.

 

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