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07/10/2007 12:04 AM ET
Midland's Borrell sterling in first start of season
RockHounds left-hander doesn't allow hit over five innings in 10-1 rout
In his longest outing of the season, Midland's Danny Borrell didn't allow any hits and fanned seven. (Bill Cook)


Danny Borrell pitched five hitless innings in his first start of the season as visiting Midland pounded Arkansas, 10-1, on Monday.

Borrell (2-0), who posted a 3.86 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the RockHounds (6-12), struck out seven and walked two in his longest outing of the year.

Bobby Cramer struck out the side in the sixth before the no-hitter came undone in the seventh. Adam Morrissey struck out, but reached on a passed ball before Cramer hit Sean Rodriguez and yielded a one-out RBI single to Aaron Peel.

Adam Thomas pitched a perfect eighth and Brad Kilby yielded one hit while striking out three in the ninth to close it out.

Richie Robnett, Luke Appert and Vince Faison homered for Midland, which won for only the second time in its last 10 road games.

Arkansas starter Chris Saenz (1-7) remained winless in his last 16 appearances after surrendering six runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 frames.

Michael Collins had the other hit for the Travelers (7-11).

Michael Avallone is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.