Their opponents got to them late....
Tacoma 2, Fresno 0
W- Forrest Snow (1-1)
L- Tyson Perez (0-1)
S- Lucas Luetge (1)
Fresno home runs: None.
Well, the Grizz had nothing going for them on offense as they were held to 2 hits. Preston Tucker and Matt Duffy both went 1-3.
Luis Cruz started it off with 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 3, and striking out 3. The Rainiers got their 2 runs off of Tyson Perez in the 6th inning; Perez went 2 innings and allowed 3 hits while striking out 2. Darin Downs worked around 2 hits to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 1.
Brady Rodgers will take the mound in game 3; he'll face Sam Gaviglio at 5:05 Pacific.
Frisco 5, Corpus Christi 4
W- Francisco Mendoza (1-0)
L- Jandel Gustave (0-1)
CC home runs: None.
The Hooks scored 2 in the bottom of the 8th as they rallied to take a 4-3 lead, but that lead would be short-lived as the Roughriders re-took the lead with 2 of their own in the top of the 9th inning.
Corpus got on the board first as Carlos Correa drew a 2-out walk, stole his way to 3rd, and scored on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Jon Kemmer. Tony Kemp doubled with 1 out in the 5th and came home on a Tyler White single. Roberto Peña's 2-run single in the 8th inning put the Hooks on top, but they wouldn't be on top for long. Kemp finished 2-5.
Mike Hauschild pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits (7 singles and a double) and struck out 5. Dan Minor was the first man out; he walked 1 and struck out 2 over 1.1 scoreless. Jonas Dufek tossed 2 scoreless, walking 1 and striking out 1. Frisco cracked Jandel Gustave in the 9th; he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in the inning; the go-ahead run scored when he uncorked a wild pitch.
In game 2 of this series, Lance McCullers will face Alec Asher. First pitch is at 7:05.
Modesto 3, Lancaster 2
W- Carlos Estevez (3-0)
L- Edison Frias (2-2)
Lancaster home runs; A.J. Reed (4, solo in 4th)
The Nuts got 1 run in each of the final 3 innings as they walked off with the victory in the series opener.
Mr. Golden Spikes constituted the entire JetHawks offense as he drove in both runs. A.J. Reed opened up the scoring in the 1st with a sac fly, then led off the 4th with his 4th homer of the season. Brett Phillips stole his 2nd base of the season, while Danry Vásquez and Jose Fernandez both finished 2-4; Fernandez extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Brian Holmes was excellent as he allowed just 1 hit, walked 1, and struck out 7 over 5 shutout innings. Edison Frias pitched 3.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned, including the game-winner) on 4 hits and struck out 3.
Michael Feliz will be on the mound for game 2. He'll face Konner Wade at 7:05 Pacific.
Quad Cities 2, Wisconsin 1
W- Chris Lee (1-2)
L- Cy Sneed (1-2)
S- Ryan Thompson (1)
QC home runs: None.
The Banditos got the win despite getting outhit 9-5; to me, they converted on just one more scoring opportunity.
In his season debut, Jason Martin was the River Bandits offense. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the 4th to tie the game at 1 and hit an RBI single in the 6th to put QC ahead. Everyone in the lineup drew a walk except for D.J. Fisher.
Chris Lee allowed a run on 6 hits and struck out 4 over 5 innings to get the victory. All but one of the hits he allowed were singles. Keegan Yuhl tagged in for 2.2 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. The Closer, Ryan Thompson, shut it down; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 3 as he got the final 4 outs of the game.
The other 2 games in the series will start at 1:05. In game 2 of this series, Kevin Comer will face Zach Hirsch.
Three Stars: Position Players
Slim pickings here, so I'll just go with the guys who drove in 2 runs.
Roberto Peña, C, Corpus Christi
2-run single in 8th inning
A.J. Reed, 1B, Lancaster
1-3, solo HR (4), 2 RBI
Jason Martin, OF, Quad Cities
1-3, 2 RBI
Three Stars: Pitchers
Jonas Dufek, RHP, Corpus Christi
2 IP, BB, K
Dan Minor, RHP, Corpus Christi
1.1 IP, BB, 2 K
Luis Cruz, LHP, Fresno
5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K
Brian Holmes, LHP, Lancaster
5 IP, H, BB, 7 K