Skeeters win opener 3-0 in front of sellout crowd

Clemens HR leads Skeeters past Long Island 3-0 in opener

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SUGAR LAND - The Sugar Land Skeeters opened their 2013 season Thursday night with a win at Constellation Field. A sellout crowd of 7.044 watch the Skeeters beat Long Island 3-0.

WP: Matt Wright (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

LP: Bill Murphy (0-1, 1.80 ER)
S: Jason Bergmann (1)
Attendance: 7,044 (sellout)

The Sugar Land Skeeters are 1-0 after a 3-0 win. The club came out swinging in the first inning and never looked back. Adam Godwin walked and scored in the first on a Steve Moss single. That was all the support that starting pitcher Matt Wright needed tonight. Wright did not allow a base runner until the fifth, and even when he did,, Adam Godwin made the catch of the game in center field to keep the Skeeters in front, 1-0.


In the sixth inning, Moss got everything going again with a leadoff home run. Then, two batters later, catcher Koby Clemens decided he would not be left out of the home run club and hit a homer to left-center field, almost exactly where Moss deposited his ball.


The Ducks had just two base runners after the fifth inning and Jason Bergmann was brought in to close down the ninth. Although he did allow one single, it was only an infield single and there was no harm done. After losing Opening Day in their inaugural season, the Skeeters start 2013 with an Opening Day win.


Up Next:   Friday, April 19 @ 7:05 p.m. (Wells Fargo baseball giveaway for the first 2,000 fans)… Skeeters LHP Jason Lane vs. Ducks RHP John Brownell


Skeeters Notes:

·         Matt Wright: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 SO. Left the game with a 1-0 lead.

·         Steve Moss: 3x 4 with a homerun and a double.

·         Koby Clemens: 1x4 a homerun.

·         Adam Godwin was 1x3 with a walk, a scored a run and 2 steals. He also added a game saving catch in center field.

·         The Bullpen: The bullpen combined for 4 innings of 3 hit baseball and did not allow a run.

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