Hunter Pence came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded in a tie game, worked a 3 - 0 count, then hit into a force at the plate as Houston's two high minors affiliates played to a draw today at the Dell Diamond.
Rightfielder Todd Self doubled and homered for Round Rock, while Corpus Christi shortstop Edwin Maysonet had a two-run single.
Hooks starter Josh Miller was strong, retiring 9 of 10 batters he faced. Express starter Juan Gutierrez experienced some problems, however, as Corpus exploded for three runs when nine men batted against him in the fourth.
The two teams play again Sunday at 2:05 CDT at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.