Railroaders fall to third place after splitting series against Gary SouthShore
Cleburne fell to third place after splitting a six-game series against Gary SouthShore despite outscoring their opponent 48-45 last week.
The Gary SouthShore series followed a familiar pattern for Cleburne as Cleburne’s 48 runs weren’t enough to win it. Cleburne leads the American Association of Professional Baseball with 452 runs scored but has surrendered the third-most runs (406) in the league in 2023.
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Former University of Texas Longhorn and Colorado Rockies minor-leaguer Bret Boswell led Cleburne in batting average, home runs, RBIs and runs scored in his American Association-debut series against Gary SouthShore. Boswell went 12-for-25 at the plate with three home runs, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored in his first six games for Cleburne last week.
Boswell spent seven years in Colorado’s minor-league affiliates after Colorado drafted Boswell in the eighth round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Texas.
Zach Nehrir extended his post-All-Star-break on-base streak to nine games. Nehrir led Cleburne in hits as he went 14-for-30 at the plate with a home run against Gary SouthShore. The Home Run Derby champ is batting .303 with 12 home runs and a team-leading 61 RBIs in 2023.