Blair, Jung Lead Cats Past Saltdogs 9-0

Cameron Blair had four hits and a pair of runs batted in and Jae Jung threw his second consecutive complete-game shutout as the Cats trounced Lincoln 9-0 Wednesday night at LaGrave Field.

After blanking El Paso in his last start with a two-hit gem, Jung was masterful again, allowing eight hits, striking out two and walking none while the Cats' offense did the rest.

The Cats jumped on the board in the second inning on an RBI single by Isa Garcia scoring Michael Bell for a 1-0 Cats' lead. They added two more runs in the fourth as Kelley Gulledge scored on an error by the shortstop and Blair's infield single brought home a run to make it 3-0.

The Cats broke the game open in the sixth inning as Ryan Patterson belted a three-run homer, his fourth of the season to give the Cats a 6-0 advantage. They added one more run in that inning and two in the seventh for the 9-0 lead.

Blair reached all five times to the plate as he collected four singles, a walk and scored a run. He became the fourth Cats' hitter this year with a four-hit game. Patterson also contributed four RBIs in the game.

Jung (3-0) ran his scoreless-innings streak to 20 as he did not allow a Lincoln base runner past second en route to his second consecutive shutout.

Jonathan Figueroa (1-4) suffered the loss as he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs, five earned on 10 hits.

The series concludes on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. as Dan Grybash takes the hill for the Cats and he will be opposed by Jim Paduch for the Saltdogs.

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