Monday: Texas 6, Lincoln 5
What went wrong: Correlle Prime's three run home run in the top of the fifth capped a four-run inning for Texas and helped them to a 6-2 lead. The AirHogs scored in the opening frame and answered Lincoln's two-run first inning with a run in the third, before exploding for four runs in the fifth. Texas was able to work around Brandon Jacobs, who is second in the American Association in home runs (20), including on the final out of the game. Lincoln struck out six times, with Jacobs leading the Saltdogs with two.
What went right: Lincoln opened the bottom half of the first inning with two home runs, including Christian Ibarra's 18th of the season to start the game. Randolph Oduber added the second blast to give Lincoln a 2-1 lead. Oduber added another RBI in the fifth and Cesar Valera added a two-run blast in the eighth to bring Lincoln to a 6-5 deficit. Despite allowing six runs, Kyle Kinman had six strikeouts over the course of five innings. Shairon Martis, Eric Wooten, Jake Hohensee and J.R. Bunda threw four combined innings of shutout baseball, while Texas collected just two hits against Martis.
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Dog bytes: Lincoln starter Austin Robichaux picked up the American Association Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week after entering the ninth inning with a no-hitter intact in Lincoln's 2-0 victory over Cleburne last Thursday. Robichaux retired the first 26 batters he faced before allowing a double to end the no-hit bid.
What's next: Lincoln and Texas conclude the series Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.