Approximately 2,627 fans made it out to Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Nebraska for game one between the Lincoln Saltdogs and the El Paso Diablos.
The Diablos scored one run in the Top of the 4th and two runs in the Top of the 6th before the game was suspended due to severe thunderstorms in the vicinity.
San Antonio, Texas native Jonathan Cisneros went 2-4, with his first home run of the 2013 season and two runs batted in. Third Baseman Edgar Corcino went 1-4, with an RBI (10).
Diablos Pitcher Luis Chirinos threw 3.1 innings allowing two runs on three hits, fanning two. However former Lincoln Saltdog Chandler Barnard (0-1) was tagged with the loss after pitching one inning allowing one run on one hit.
Former El Paso Diablo Mike Provencher went 1-3, with a double and an RBI. The Saltdogs took game one 4-3.
The remainder of game one was made up the following day and game two was shortened to a seven inning game.
Game two went to El Paso as the Diablos exploded and obtained 14 hits in the 7-6 victory.
Diablos Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez went 3-3. Right Fielder Brian Joynt went 4-4, with a double and four RBI’s raising his batting average to a team-high .378. Designated Hitter Roberto Ramirez went 3-4 with an RBI and First Baseman Jonathon Cisneros went 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s.
Adam Tollefson (1-1) picked up the victory after allowing two runs on two hits and fanning two in two innings of work. Closer Mike Koons (2 saves) finished off the Saltdogs after pitching 1.1 innings striking out two and allowing one hit.
Lincoln Pitcher Nate Moreau (0-2) pitched five innings allowing five runs on nine hits, walking four.
Third Baseman Mike Provencher went 2-3, with two RBI’s against his former team. Provencher played baseball at Franklin High School in west El Paso, Texas before he played collegiately at Mesa State College in Colorado.
Game three was postponed due to rain. A doubleheader has been scheduled for June 28th at 5:05 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Diablos are 4-8 and six and a half games out first. El Paso is 4-6 in their last 10 games. Tonight, May 31st, the Gary Southshore Rail Cats come into Cohen Stadium for a 7:05 matchup. Tonight is fireworks night at Cohen Stadium, gates open at 6:00 p.m.