Pitching Lead Express over Aviators

Round Rock Express (39-36) held the Las Vegas Aviators (42-32) to a single hit as they won by a final score of 3-0. 

Round Rock starting pitcher Spencer Howard (W, 3-2) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before yielding a single to Drew Jackson.  Howard allowed no runs on 1 hit, walking 1 and striking-out 11 batters in 7 innings, decreasing his ERA from 4.35 to 3.69. 

Las Vegas pitcher Colling Wiles went the distance, giving-up 3 runs on 6 hits and striking 4 batters. 

Bubba Thompson’s solo home run in the 4th inning gave the Express a 1-0 lead. 

Nick Solak opened the 5th inning with a double.  He advanced to third on an infield grounder, and scored on Josh Sale’s infield ground-out. 

Ezequiel Duran capped the scoring with his 6th inning home run.  It was just Duran’s third plate appearance with the Express.  

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