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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 1994 12:00 am

By ANDREW DUBOIS

Herald Sports Writer

#HARLINGEN -- The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings and Corpus Christi Barracudas

put together plenty of firsts at Harlingen Stadium Monday night.

A WhiteWings' victory was not part of the package.

Corpus Christi (3-0) outlasted the WhiteWings 10-9 in a 10-inning slugfest.

"We played a pretty good game," 'Wings manager Alan Ashy said. "We lost,

but I can live with that."

It was the first extra-inning game of the franchises' short-lived history.

The Barracudas' Steve DeAngelis smashed a home run just inside the right-field

foul pole to lead off the top of the 10th inning, providing the margin of

victory.

It was DeAngelis' second home run of the night and fourth on the season. He

strutted his stuff rounding first base.

WhiteWings' first baseman John O'Brien didn't take it so nicely. The two

players got into a jawing match and the first bench-clearing incident ensued.

There was, however, no brawl.

"He started to walk ... That's just not professional," WhiteWings'

designated hitter Trini House said.

The 'Wings (0-3) fell well behind the Barracudas for the third time in as many

games.

Corpus jumped out 6-0 in the first two innings on just two hits.

'Wings starting pitcher Marc Grande suffered from control problems, walking

five batters and hitting one in a 11/3-inning stint.

Grande left with the bases loaded, trailing 2-0 in the top of the second.

Carey Lundstrom relieved Grande. He gave up a sacrifice fly and a three-run

blast to DeAngelis.

Lundstrom settled down. He gave up four hits and two runs (one unearned) and

stuck out 10 in 62//3 innings.

Lundstrom left with an 8-7 lead after eight innings.

The WhiteWings took their first lead of the season 8-6 behind five home runs.

House and O'Brien hit two two home runs each, including back-to-back dingers

in the fifth to tie the game 6-6.

House, O'Brien and DeAngelis were the first players from either team to have

multi-home run games.

Vince Roman hit a towering two-run homer in the sixth for an 8-6 lead -- the

'Wings' first of the season.

"We really hit the ball well," Ashby said. "Roman really destroyed the

ball."

WhiteWings' reliever Clark Anderson (0-1) couldn't hold the lead. He gave up

the tying run in the top of the ninth on an RBI double by Gary Hagy and the

game-winning home run.

The Barracudas will go for the four-game sweep of the 'Wings tonight in Corpus

Christi.

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