LINCOLN — Shairon Martis fanned 11 but the Joplin Blasters (53-43) got by the Saltdogs (34-62) 4-2 in front of 2,852 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night.
Martis (6-3) allowed four runs on nine hits in eight innings, walking just one with his 11 punch outs but suffered the loss.
Joplin plated two runs in the top of the eighth to pull away.
Frank Del Valle went seven innings, allowing two runs to notch the win.
Winston Abreu worked a scoreless ninth for the save.
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