08/24/2017 10:11 PM
GRAND PRAIRIE -- The Texas AirHogs dropped the finale of a 4-game set vs. Salina by a final of 6-2 Thursday at AirHogs Stadium. The team takes its final road trip of 2017 to Wichita tomorrow.
The AirHogs got out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st when Casio Grider singled, stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch by Salina starter David Gates. Gates would allow just 1 run the rest of the way though, earning his 1st win in his 1st American Association start. He lasted 7, giving up 4 hits before Chris Cummins closed the door.
Leuris Gomez started for the AirHogs and went 7 as well. He allowed 4 runs (2 earned) while striking out 5. He surrendered 2 tallies in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd. Jacob Morris allowed 2 runs in the 8th as Salina put the game out of reach.
Jimmy Heck led the way for Salina, racking up 3 hits, including 2 for extra bases, and 3 RBIs. The loss dropped Gomez to 4-5 overall and 4-4 with the AirHogs. The win improved Gates to 1-0.
Texas (37-52) opens its final road trip of 2017 tomorrow in Wichita (53-36) at 7:05. Starters for each team are TBA. A live stream of the game will be available at mixlr.com/TXAirHogs.
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