Jose Canseco continues to shine for the United League Baseball's Laredo Broncos, adding significant power to the team's high-octane offense.
In seven games with the Broncos, Canseco is batting .370 and has blasted four home runs. Canseco has tallied 13 RBIs in those seven games, and has struck out only five times in 27 at-bats.
Canseco's most recent home run came Sunday, a two-run shot against the Edinburg Roadrunners.
The Broncos' offense put up 15 runs on 15 hits Sunday, paced by Canseco, who went 2 for 4 with a double and the two-run homer, with four runs driven in for the Broncos. Canseco also hit a two run double to give the Broncos the early 2-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Broncos started the top of the sixth with a bang, as three straight singles brought a run home after a wild pitch put runners on second and third and Nick Mahin reached on an RBI infield single to make it 6-3, Broncos. With one out, Jason Diaz then brought home both runners with a two run double to make it 8-3, Broncos. Maiko Loyola knocked in Diaz with an RBI triple to add a run and make the score 9-3, Broncos. Road Runners manager Vince Moore went to his bullpen and brought in RHP Evan Cunningham (1-1) who allowed an RBI single to Jonel Pacheco, his fourth RBI of the game, and the score was 10-3, Broncos, Jose Canseco was the next hitter and he hit a towering home run over the Broncos bullpen to make it a 12-3 Broncos lead. The Broncos went on to win the game 15-6.
On Monday, the Broncos rallied from a 5-1 deficit, tying the game in the top of the eighth on a Pacheco solo home run, only to give three runs back to the Rio Grande Valley White Wings in the bottom of the eighth and fall 8-5 in game one of the series.
The Coastal Bend Thunder will have their final home stand of the season this week at Fairgrounds Field, as they take on the San Angelo Colts. The four-game home series began Tuesday and will run through Friday. All games begin at 7 p.m.
The Thunder will finish the season on the road this weekend against the Laredo Broncos.