Let's play two in Clinton!
The Astros affiliates did battle with a couple of Angels affiliates. How did they fare?
Fresno and Albuquerque was postponed
Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for today with game 1 starting at 4:35 Mountain. Brady Rodgers will go first; he'll face Tyler Anderson. Mike Hauschild will start the nightcap, and he'll go up against Jeff Hoffman.
Corpus Christi 10, Arkansas 2
W- Keegan Yuhl (4-1)
L- Troy Scribner (3-3)
S- Aaron West (5)
CC home runs: None.
The Hooks walked their way to a 10-0 lead and also took advantage of some wild pitching from the Travs. On the pitching side, Keegan Yuhl and Aaron West shackled the Travelers offense.
Yuhl went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 8 hits (7 singles and a double), walked 1, and struck out 6. West, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, gave himself a nice gift in the form of a 3-inning save. He allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3.
Teoscar Hernandez, Alex Bregman, and D.J. Fisher led off the game by walking to load the bases. J.D. Davis and Chase McDonald went down, which put the threat in jeopardy, but Conrad Gregor opened the scoring with a bases-loaded walk. Alfredo Gonzalez followed with a 2-run single. McDonald atoned for his strikeout with the bases loaded by clubbing an RBI double in the 3rd. He later scored on a sac fly from Nick Tanielu.
Corpus tacked on 3 more in the 4th as Davis smacked a 2-run double. He wound up scoring himself on a wild pitch. Teoscar hit an RBI single in the 5th, advanced to 3rd on two wild pitches, and scored on a passed ball.
Teoscar finished 1-3 with 3 walks, 3 runs scored, and was the only player in the Hooks lineup to not strike out. McDonald (2 2B, RBI, R) and Alfredo (2-run single) both finished 2-5. Bregman (3 BB) and Fisher (2B, 2 BB) scored 2 runs apiece, while Gregor drew 4 walks.
The Hooks will look for the sweep as David Paulino takes the ball tonight. He'll face Jordan Kipper at 7:10.
Lancaster 6, Inland Empire 1
W- Rogelio Armenteros (3-1, 3-3 season)
L- Justin Anderson (1-6)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The JetHawks stormed out of the gate with a 4-0 lead after the 1st and Rogelio Armenteros and company held the 66ers bats in check.
Armenteros allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 5 innings of work. Dean Deetz tagged in for 2.2 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 2. Jacob Dorris pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing a hit and striking out 2.
The first 4 batters of the game reached, and that's how Lancaster got out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st. Johnny Sewald doubled to lead off the game, and Garrett Stubbs drew a walk. Ramon Laureano opened the scoring with an RBI single, and Brooks Marlow followed with a 2-run triple. Marlow wound up scoring on a Bryan Muñiz groundout.
Jason Martin added an RBI single in the 8th, and Sewald scored the final run of the evening on a sac fly from Laureano. Sewald went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored, while Marlow (3B, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Martin (RBI single) both went 2-4.
Josh James will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Jeremy Rhoades at 7:05 Pacific.
Game 1: Clinton 5, Quad Cities 4
W- Art Warren (6-0)
L- Albert Abreu (1-6)
S- Ronald Dominguez (1)
QC home runs: None.
The LumberKings took control of game 1 with a 4-run 3rd inning. The Banditos made it a 1-run game in the 7th, but they couldn't get over the hump.
Kyle Tucker put Quad Cities on the board first with an RBI groundout in the 1st. They added another run in the inning on a Connor Goedert sac fly. Myles Straw showcased his speed in the 2nd when he legged out an RBI infield single. He grounded into a force out that scored Pat Porter in the 7th, and the ensuing error allowed him to advance to 2nd. But alas, he was stranded there to end the game. Christian Correa finished 2-3.
Albert Abreu went 2.2 innings and allowed 5 runs on 3 hits (solo and 3-run homers), walked 5, and struck out 4. Zac Person allowed 2 hits and struck out 4 over 3.1 scoreless.
How did the Banditos fare in game 2?
Game 2: Clinton 6, Quad Cities 4
W- Zack Littell (3-4)
L- Makay Nelson (0-1)
QC home runs: Dex McCall (3, inside-the-park solo in 4th)
Once again, the 3rd inning spelled doom for the Banditos as they were condemned to the doubleheader sweep. They mounted a rally that fell short.
Makay Nelson went 2.2 innings and allowed 6 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Adam Whitt pitched the final 3.1 innings and allowed 2 hits while striking out 5.
Dex McCall put Quad Cities on the board with an inside-the-park homer to lead off the 4th inning. Osvaldo Duarte tripled to lead off the 6th and scored on a sac fly from Little Tuck. The Banditos got 2 in the 7th on an RBI double from Keach Ballard and an RBI triple from Myles Straw. Duarte and Straw both finished 2-4 at the top of the order, while Kristian Trompiz was 2-3 with a run scored in his return to Quad Cities.
The River Bandits will look to avoid the sweep as Jose Luis Hernandez gets the start. He'll take on Pablo Lopez at 6:30.
Four Stars (in three)
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Rogelio Armenteros, RHP, Lancaster
W (3-1, 3-3 season), 5 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 6 K
Zac Person, LHP, and Adam Whitt, RHP, Quad Cities
Person: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K in game 1
Whitt: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 5 K in game 2
Aaron West, RHP, Corpus Christi
Save (5), 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K on his birthday
Keegan Yuhl, RHP, Corpus Christi: W (4-1), 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
- Yuhl might be the pitching version of Tyler White. He has provided some outstanding returns for the Astros since being picked in the 35th round in 2014.
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Corpus Christi: 1-3, RBI, 3 R, 3 BB
- The transformation of Teoscar's game has been impressive. He still has a track record of showing power, but his hitting has improved markedly because he hasn't sold out for the home run.
Dean Deetz, RHP, Lancaster: 2.2 IP, H, BB, 2 K
Jacob Dorris, RHP, Lancaster: 1.1 IP, H, 2 K
- Both of these guys have really fought and have performed well in the extreme environments of the California League.
Johnny Sewald, OF, Lancaster: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 R
- Sewald is still finding his way following his promotion, but a couple of multi-hit games has ignited his bat.