Redhawks drop third straight to Omaha, 5-3
The Redhawks were unable to claw their way back from an early 3-run deficit, and they dropped a second straight game to the Storm Chasers in Oklahoma City.
The recently-demoted Mike Moustakas punished David Martinez for loading the bases by clearing them in the third inning. His double pushed Omaha ahead to a 4-1 lead. Martinez would go on to pitch 4 scoreless innings, but the Redhawks couldn't rally.
On the offensive end, Domingo Santana picked up an RBI double in his 2-4 effort. Gregorio Petit also contributed two hits and an RBI, while L.J. Hoes earned the Redhawk's third and final run on a sacrifice fly. Matt Duffy singled to pick up his first hit at the AAA level.
- Jon Singleton, 1B: 1-3, H, 2B
- Domingo Santana, LF: 2-4, R, 2H, 2B, RBI, SO
- Gregorio Petit, SS: 2-3, 2H, RBI, SO
- David Martinez, SP (L, 5-3): 7.0IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
- Alex White, P: 1.0 IP, K
- Jason Stoffel, P: 1.0IP, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, K
Travelers shut out the Hooks, 4-0
Corpus Christi couldn't find any offense to speak of on Thursday night as Arkansas rolled on to a 4-0 shut out.
Over eight and two thirds innings Michael Roth held the Hooks to only five hits. Four of those came from Preton Tucker and Jiovanni Mier, who each picked up a pair of hits. Yet the hooks couldn't find a way to score.
David Rollins earned his first loss of the year on the hill, giving up two runs over four innings. Alex Sogard gave the Hooks a lift with 3 scoreless innings and a few strikeouts.
After losing the series to Arkansas, the Hooks will host NW Arkansas starting tonight 7:10.
- Preston Tucker, LF: 2-4, 2H
- Jiovanni Mier, SS: 2-4, 2H, 2B
- Rene Garcia, DH: 1-1, H, 2BB
- David Rollins, SP (L, 0-1): 4.0 IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
- Alex Sogard, P: 3.0IP, 2H, BB, 3K
- Michael Dimock, P: 2.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, K
Lancaster's defeats Lake Elsinore, 5-3
A big sixth inning put the JetHawks out of reach, as a sound offensive effort put them past Lake Elsinore Thursday night.
All but 2 of the JetHawks picked up a hit in the victory, and 5 separate players knocked a runner in. The offense for Lancaster started in the third inning with a solo home run from Jobduan Morales to bring the game even at 1. Then the bats fell silent until a sixth inning rally gave the JetHawks a lead they'd hold on to.
Chris Devenski earned his second win of the season with a six-inning, two-run performance, and the bullpen held the Storm to only one more run to shut the door.
- Anthony Kemp, DH: 2-5, R, 2H
- Rio Ruiz, 3B: 1-3, H, RBI
- Danry Vasquez, RF: 1-4, H, RBI, SO
- Conrad Gregor, 1B: 1-3, H, RBI, BB
- Jobduan Morales, C: 1-4, R, H, HR, RBI, 2SO
- Chris Devenski (W, 2-5): 6.0IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, 1HR
- Matt Heidenreich (H, 1): 2.0IP, H
- Jamaine Cotton (S, 5): 1.0IP, 2H, R, ER, HR
Mitchell lifts River Bandits past Beloit, 2-1
In what would prove to be an early pitchers' duel, neither Beloit nor Quad Cities scored a run until Jandel Gustave gave up a run in the sixth. That run wouldn't be enough for Beloit, as Ronnie Mitchell homered to give Quad Cities a one-run lead that they wouldn't relinquish.
The Bandits couldn't bring in a run until the seventh inning. Luckily for them, their squad's pitching was outstanding. Michael Feliz pitched a 5 innings of no-hit ball and struck out 8 to start the night off for Quad Cities. Despite giving up the Snappers sole run, Gustave allowed only 2 hits in 4 innings and struck out 4.
Ronnie Mitchell's homer Thursday night is his third in as many games. Over his past five games, Mitchell is now 8-16 including 3 home runs, a double and 8 RBIs.
The River Bandits look to sweep Beloit tonight at 7:00pm at Quad Cities.
- Jack Mayfield, 3B: 2-3, R, 2H
- Ronnie Mitchell, LF: 1-3, R, H, HR, 2RBI
- Michael Feliz, SP: 5.0IP, BB, 8K
- Jandel Gustave, P (W, 5-2): 4.0 IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K