Tim Alberts went 2-3, helping the Amarillo (6-4) to a 9-5 victory over the Laredo (4-7) on Sunday at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stad.He singled in the second and eighth innings.
Anthony Scelfo racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Laredo. He singled in the first inning and homered in the eighth inning.
Derek Christensen recorded his first win of the year for the Amarillo . He allowed three runs over five innings. He struck out four, walked five and surrendered six hits.
Todd Privett ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
The Laredo jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first, scoring two runs on three hits. Scelfo singled to start things off before John Allen singled, plating Scelfo. The Laredo pushed more runs across when Mojica scored on an RBI single by Ernie Banks Jr.
The Amarillo survived the Laredo's surge and put up two runs of their own in the first. The Amarillo scored on an RBI single by Van Pope and an RBI single by Alberto Espinosa.
The game was never in doubt after the second, as the Amarillo scored two runs on a two-run single by Alberts.
The Amarillo tallied one run in each of the fourth, fifth and eighth. In the fourth, the Amarillo scored on an RBI single by Espinosa, scoring Alberts.
The Amarillo increased their lead with two runs in the seventh. A single by Harrison Kain ignited the offense,, bringing home Adam Buschini. That was followed up by a wild pitch that scored Garrett Rau.