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Rain Suspends Threatening Tourists

LEXINGTON, KY – The Asheville Tourists had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth inning before the rain ended the night from Lexington. Kiel Roling was intentionally walked with two runners on as the rain came down to suspend Monday’s game. The game will be finished at 6:05 on Tuesday with a seven inning game following the completion.

Alan DeRatt tossed four scoreless innings with three strikeouts in his third start of the season. DeRatt allowed two hits and walked none. The UNCA product has now made three starts this season and has allowed just three runs with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.

Lexington starter Kyle Greenwalt pitched around baserunners in every inning. Scott Robinson singled to begin both the third and fifth innings. The Tourists used three sacrifice bunts to move runners over but were unable to bring anybody home. Jimmy Cesario followed the Robinson single in the fifth and Jordan Pacheco advanced the runners with a bunt to third. Roling was then intentionally walk to load up the bases for Mike Zuanich. The skies then opened up to end the night.

The Tourists will pick up the suspended game on Tuesday and follow that with a seven inning contest in the regularly scheduled game. Parker Frazier (9-7, 4.70) is slated to pitch the seven inning contest. Asheville will wrap up the road trip on Tuesday with a day off on Wednesday.

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