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Saturday, Aug 13

10:00 PM

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Lake Erie Crushers

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Florence Y’alls

Avon, Ohio – The Florence Y’alls (31-45) delivered a similar storyline: great pitching, poor offense. The Y’alls got on the board only once in a 5-1 loss against the Lake Erie Crushers (38-39) at Mercy Health Stadium on Saturday.

Jonaiker Villalobos allowed only two earned runs in five innings pitched to take the tough-luck loss. Lake Erie’s Jay Alvarez outmatched him, though, with six scoreless innings and six strikeouts. Florence’s defense did not aid Villalobos, who allowed a pair of unearned runs in the fourth inning.

Lake Erie scored a run in the second, three in the fourth, and another in the seventh. The Y’alls picked up their run in the top of the seventh on an Alberti Chavez bases-loaded walk. It is their first run scored of the series. That seventh inning represented another missed opportunity as well: The Y’alls stranded the bases loaded in the frame and a total of nine runners tonight. Florence is 0-for-19 with runners in scoring position this series.

Chavez, Ray Zuberer, and Bryant Flete each recorded a base hit and a walk for the Y’alls. Chavez’s double in the first inning is the only extra-base hit for the team in the series.

The Y’alls look to parlay more strong pitching with increased hitting in tomorrow evening’s series finale. Edgar Martinez, a four-game winner, is scheduled to start for a 5:35 p.m. first pitch in Avon, Ohio.

The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. The Y’alls are at home against the Schaumburg Boomers Friday, August 19. First pitch is at 7:03 P.M. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com (http://florenceyalls.com/) or by phone at (859) 594-4487.

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