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EXPLORERS DROP WILD 13-12 GAME AT EL PASO

El Paso, TX-----El Paso scored eight runs in the final two innings to come from behind to defeat the Explorers 13-12 Friday at Cohen Stadium.  The Explorers fell behind early, trailing 3-0 after three innings, but came back and scored four runs in the fourth inning on three hits to take a 4-3 lead. 

 

The Diablos tied the game at 4-4 with a run in the bottom of the fourth, but the Explorers had their biggest inning of the season, scoring six runs in the fifth inning and lead 10-4.  The highlight of the fifth was the grand slam home run by Peter Barrows, his second grand slam home run of the season.  Barrows also had two doubles in the game and drove in five runs.  Even after six innings the Explorers were leading 10-5, but that is where El Paso took over.  The Diablos scored four runs in the seventh and the Explorers still led 12-9.  In the eighth inning Chris Bodishbaugh could not hold the lead for the second straight game.  He gave up five straight hits before the first out was recorded and the Diablos took the lead for good 13-12.  There were a total of 25 runs, 35 hits and 12 walks issued between the two teams in a game that lasted nearly four hours.  The second game of the three-game series will be played Saturday at Cohen Stadium with game time set for 8:05.