Scott Lonergan couldn't get the job done tonight, as the Armada loose 6-3. The Fleet are now 3-8 in the second half of the GBL season, 23-26 overall.
The Scorpions Reynaldo Rodriguez hit a single and moved to third base, off the Ismael Castro base hit. Diover Avila followed with a single to bring in Rodriguez to give Yuma a 1-0 lead.
Bottom of the second Steve Moss lead off with a double and moved to third base on a single from Matt Edgecombe. Andy Bouchie hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at one.
Top of the third the Armada start to get into trouble when Reynaldo Rodriguez hit a three run home run to push the score to 4-1 Scorpions.
The Scorpions wanted to put the Armada away in the fourth as Diover Avila led off with a walk, and then Carlos Pupo doubled and brought in Avila. Then Deivis Rivadeniera brought in Pupo to extend their lead to 6-1.
Garry Templeton saw enough as he ended Lonergans night and brought in former Long Beach City College Viking Scott Watson, who pitched well in the relief of Lonergan. He allowed four hits, and struck out four.
The Armada would finally get a run in the eighth, as Josh Womack led off with a base hit, and stole second base. Omar Bramasco brought in Womack to cut the Yuma lead to 6-2.
Here come the Armada as Asif Shah singled and brought in Daryl Jones to cut the lead down to 6-3. Yuma manager Boris Villa saw enough as he replaced Javier Ortiz with Emiliano Fruto. The Armada tried to comeback in the bottom of the ninth but couldn't get it done.
Garry Templeton and the Armada will try to comeback tomorrow and pick up a victory to tie this series. Fans we have a 12:05 start tomorrow as we have Kids Day Out. If you have no plans, or have a day off from work, come on down to Blair Field and support your home team the Long Beach Armada. We need your support as we make our push for the playoffs. Reminder 12:05 pitch.