Rousseau starts, ends triple play at Hobbs

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* C J.P. Rousseau (Blainville, Que.) was in the middle of a strike-em-out, throw-em-out triple play for the New Mexico Thunderbirds in a 7-6 win over the Western Teaxs Westerners. ….

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By Bob Elliott
C J.P. Rousseau (Blainville, Que.) was in the midst of the action as the New Mexico Thunderbirds edged the Western Texas Westerners 7-6 in the opener of a doubleheader in Hobbs, N.M.

Rousseau had two singles and knocked in a run.

And oh yes, he was in the midst of a strike-em-out, throw-em out triple play.

Never seen one.

Neither have I, take a look … as the 2-4-2 unfolds 

New Mexico won the nitecap 10-4.

RHP Jean-Francois Dionne (Trois-Rivers Que.) took the loss in a 7-5 setback to Western Texas. He allowed six runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

LHP Fernando Fernandez-Beltran (Montreal, Que.) allowed three runs — one earned — on five hits in 5 1/3 innings striking out six as the T-Birds scored twice in the eighth for a 6-4 win to take three of four. Rousseau had a single.

On the season … Rousseau is hitting .545 (12-for-22) in nine games with three doubles and four RBIs … Dionne is 2-2 with a 4.82 ERA in six starts with five walks and 16 strikeouts in 28 innings … Fernandez-Beltran is 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA in five starts. He has walked 14 and struck out 19 in 20 1/3 innings.

And on the season for WTC … LHP Matthew Glasmann (Windsor Ont.) is 0-3 with a 4.58 ERA in three start, with two complete games. He has walked three and struck out nine in 17 2/3 innings … C Mitchell Hazlett (Riverview, N.B.) is hitting .231 (9-for-39) in 15 games with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs.

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