After fireworks, Fort Worth Cats’ final comeback try snuffed

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The Fort Worth Cats had to stop the game for their fireworks show Wednesday night, but didn’t have enough bang left after the game resumed.

Alexandria scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning at La Grave Field to defeat the Cats 8-7.

The Fourth of July fireworks show had to start by 11 p.m., prompting the suspension of play, according to the Cats website.

In the bottom of the 11th, the Cats’ Cameron Monger hit a drive to deep right-center field, but Aces center fielder Cameron Bunting made a diving catch and double off Ryan Miller at first base to end the game with a double play.

Shelby Ford knocked in three runs, including a run-scoring double in the Cats’ four-run seventh to pull even with Alexandria.

Aces starter Jadd Schmeltzer held the Cats to three runs through six innings, but gave way in the seventh after allowing two more.

Josh Band scored three runs and had three hits, including a run-scoring triple in a three-run fourth for the Aces.

Cats starter T.J. Bozeman gave up four runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings.

Matt Eshleman pitched two innings of relief, allowing three runs on four hits before being relieved.

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