Four Saltdogs hurlers combined to allow just four hits in a 3-1 Saltdogs victory over the Fort Worth Cats at LaGrave Field Tuesday night.
John James (8-5) started the contest, pitching the first six innings, allowing one run on four hits to earn the victory. James pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the first and third innings. Garrett Sherrill, Santo Luis, and PJ Zocchi each tossed a hitless inning to finish off the contest. Zocchi worked a perfect ninth to earn his 16th save of the year.
Ahead by a run through six, Brandon Jones led off the seventh inning with a solo homer to left – his fifth of the season – to extend the ‘Dogs’ edge to 3-1. Rafael Alvarez drove in the first two runs of the ballgame for the Saltdogs.