Light slate to begin the work week as both A teams were off.
Fresno 7, Reno 4
W- Tommy Shirley (3-0)
L- Matt Buschmann (0-2)
S- James Hoyt (5)
Fresno home runs: None.
The Grizzlies went berserk in the 2nd as they scored 6 runs. Reno cut into that lead, but the Grizz were able to find that insurance run and the bullpen kept the Aces at bay. This win snapped a 4-game slide.
Tommy Shirley's scoreless streak went by the wayside, but he did enough to help his team earn the W. In 5.1 innings, Shirley allowed 4 runs on 8 hits (2 solos and a 2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 6. César Valdez was the first man out, and he struck out 2 over 1.2 perfect innings. James Hoyt locked it down as he allowed a hit and struck out 5 to get his 5th save of the season.
Colin Moran and Jon Singleton opened up the 2nd by whacking a double and drawing a walk, respectively. One batter later, Eury Perez opened the scoring with a 2-run triple, and then Jon Kemmer brought him home with a double. Kemmer moved over to 3rd on a Tyler Heineman single, and Aplin walked to load the bases. Kemmer scored on a Tony Kemp groundout, and then Danny Worth added a sac fly that scored Heineman, and A.J. Reed capped off the scoring with an RBI single. Worth drove in the final run of the evening with an RBI single in the 8th.
Everyone in the lineup had a hit except for Aplin, who still contributed by walking and scoring a run. Moran, Kemmer (2 2B), and Kemp all finished 2-4.
Brad Peacock will take on Braden Shipley in the series finale; first pitch is at 11:35 Pacific.
Midland 8, Corpus Christi 7 in 14 innings
W- Aaron Kurcz (1-0)
L- David Schmidt (1-1)
S- Wade Kirkland (1)
CC home runs: James Ramsay (1, 3-run in 1st), Jack Mayfield (4, 2-run in 2nd)
The Hooks got off to a torrid start as they held a 7-0 advantage after the 2nd.
Unfortunately, they were kept off the scoreboard for the final 12 innings and could only muster up 5 baserunners in that span.
James Ramsay's 3-run blast in the 1st opened the scoring. In the 2nd, Teoscar Hernandez ripped a 2-run double, and two batters later, Jack Mayfield slammed a 2-run home run, his 4th of the year. Ramsay and Chase McDonald had 2 hits apiece.
Cy Sneed went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits and struck out 6. Aaron West was the first man out; he allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Michael Freeman went 2 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and walking 1. Brendan McCurry allowed a game-tying solo homer to Franklin Barreto in the 8th, which was the only hit he allowed in the inning. He also walked 1 and struck out 2. Reymin Guduan struck out 2 in 2 perfect frames, and David Schmidt pitched well in his 4 innings... the only hitch was that he was taken deep by Matt Chapman for what turned out to be the game-winning home run to begin the 14th. Schmidt allowed two other hits and struck out 1.
In game 2 of this series, Joe Musgrove takes on former Astros farmhand Dan Mengden, who is still sporting an 80 'stache. First pitch is at 7:05.
Lancaster was off
The JetHawks will welcome the Bakersfield Blaze to The Hangar for 4 beginning tonight at 6:35 Pacific. Evan Grills will face Tyler Pike in the opener.
Quad Cities was off
The River Bandits will be back in action tonight as South Bend comes to town for a 3-game set. Jose Luis Hernandez will start game 1; he'll take on Preston Morrison at 7.
Reymin Guduan, LHP, Corpus Christi
2 IP, 2 K
Valdez: Hold (3), 1.2 IP, 2 K
Hoyt; Save (5), 2 IP, H, 5 K
James Ramsay, OF, Corpus Christi
2-6, 2B, 3-R HR (1)
Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R
- Hopefully this game gets his bat going.
Jack Mayfield, IF, Corpus Christi: 1-5, 2-R HR (4), 2 R
- Outside of Alex Bregman, no one in the Hooks lineup has been more dangerous than Jack Mayfield.