Tuesday: Cleburne 7, Lincoln 6.
What went wrong: The Railroaders got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Nick Van Stratten hit a two-run double, then scored Axel Johnson's single for a 3-0 lead. His RBI double in the fourth gave Cleburne a 6-0 lead, but Mitch Glasser was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second to end the threat. After Lincoln rallied to tie the score, the Railroaders had two on with one out in the eighth. KC Huth and Axel Johnson moved to second and third on a double steal, then Johnson scored on a passed ball for the winning run. Ty'Relle Harris, making his first start for Lincoln, gave up six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings.
What went right: The Saltdogs came back to tie it 6-6, scoring a total of five runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Randolph Odubur had two RBIs.
Dog bytes: Lincoln signed the right-handed Harris to a contract on Tuesday. The Saltdogs placed righty Cameron McVey on the DL retroactive to Saturday. Harris brings nine seasons of professional experience to the Saltdogs. He spent parts of four seasons bouncing between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs organizations. Harris pitched in eight games for the York Revolution in the Atlantic League and was 1-2 with an 8.17 ERA this year. McVey left his last appearance on Aug. 11 with a hamstring injury. He owns a 1-0 record with a 1.00 ERA over 29 games this season. He has 37 strikeouts over 27 innings of work while mostly appearing in the eighth inning.
Next: The Saltdogs take on the Railroaders in Cleburne, Texas, for the finale of their three-game series at 7 p.m. Wednesday.