El Paso, TX — With a great sold out crowd of 11,266 on the 4th of July, game three of the Diablos-Lemurs series did not disappoint. The Diablos lost a nail bitter against Laredo 9-6 on the United States Independence Day.
Both teams came out swinging right from the beginning of the game; the Diablos took an early 2-0 lead thanks to some wild pitches, and errors from the Lemurs, but Laredo came back with three runs of their own in the second inning to take a 3-2 lead.
Both teams traded runs through the first four innings with the Lemurs leading 5-4 going into the fifth inning, what was once a close game soon became a big lead for the Lemurs as they scored three runs in the fifth inning to go up 8-4 over the Diablos.
Despite the big Lemur lead the Diablos were not going to go down without a fight on the 4th, the Diablos steadily climbed back into the game eventually cutting Laredo’s lead to two going into the ninth inning; eventually the Diablos came up short losing to Laredo 9-6.
The Diablos now fall behind 2-1 in their four game series against the Laredo Lemurs with one more game to play in the series, with the loss tonight the Diablos cannot win the series but they can still split the series at 2-2 with a win tomorrow night, 7:05 here at Cohen Stadium!