Sunday, September 11, 2016

Astros Minor League Playoff Recaps

Results for Saturday, September 10, 2016

One team bowed out, but another was able to strike first in the next round.

Texas League South Division Series: Midland 5, Corpus Christi 2

Midland wins series 3-1.

W- Brandon Mann
L- Cy Sneed

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks couldn't really get much of anything on offense despite recording 9 hits.

Ramon Laureano finished 3-4 with a double and spoiled the shutout with an RBI single in the 8th, and Drew Ferguson, who went 2-5, hit an RBI single in the 9th. Corpus had something brewing in that 9th inning, but they left the bases loaded to end the game.

Cy Sneed went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Kyle Smith allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings, and Kevin Comer allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 in a scoreless 8th.

With the Hooks' season coming to an end, Lancaster is the last team standing in the Astros' minor league system.

California League South Division Final: Lancaster 6, High Desert 4

Lancaster leads series 1-0.

W- Albert Abreu
L- Shane McCain
S- Andrew Thome

Lancaster home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (2, 2-run in 6th)

The JetHawks matched each of the Mavericks' scoring innings and then took control with 3 runs in the top of the 8th to strike first in the South Division final.

High Desert opened the scoring with a run in the 2nd, but one half-inning later, Lancaster got on the board with an RBI infield single from Myles Straw. The Mavericks scored 2 in the 5th, and Osvaldo Duarte provided the answer with a 2-run homer in the 6th.

Straw and Johnny Sewald both walked to lead off the top of the 8th, and Duarte joined them on the bases by beating out a bunt single. Bryan Muñiz took advantage and came through with a 2-run single to give the JetHawks a 5-3 lead. One batter later, Trent Woodward added an RBI single. Duarte and Woodward both finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Elieser Hernandez went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Albert Abreu tagged in for 2.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 3. Andrew Thome retired all 4 Mavericks he faced to secure the victory.

Saturday's Stars

Osvaldo Duarte, UTIL, Lancaster
2-5, 2-R HR (2), 2 R

Bryan Muñiz, 1B, Lancaster
Go-ahead 2-R single in 8th

Andrew Thome, RHP, Lancaster
Save; 1.1 IP

Ramon Laureano, OF, Corpus Christi
3-4, 2B, RBI

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