Conrad Gregor's ninth-inning double gave Lancaster the honor of being the only Astros farm club to manage a win on Thursday night.
In other news, the LumberKings took the River Bandits out back to the woodshed in a 12-3 victory that has opened the floodgates for all baseball-related lumber jokes.
So without further ado, here's your minor league recap for Thursday night's games:
AAA: Omaha Storm Chasers thunder past Redhawks, 7-2
The losing streak in Oklahoma City was extended to five games on Thursday night as the Redhawks lost to Omaha. Offense was abundant for the Storm Chasers, while the OKC could only manage to put together two runs on seven hits.
Mike Foltynewicz struck out six against Omaha, bringing his strikeout total over the last ten games to 61. However, he also allowed four runs on seven hits, including a pair of home runs, to earn his fifth loss of the season. His replacement didn't fare any better. Alex White gave up three runs and two walks in only an inning and some change.
Meanwhile, offense was hard to come by for Oklahoma City. The Redhawks scored one run on a wild pitch after a Marc Krauss double. Their second and final run came on an RBI single by Gregorio Petit in the fifth inning. On a positive note, Kike Hernandez has gone 20-44 with a .520 OBP over his last 10 games.
The Redhawks look to break their losing streak tonight in Bricktown against the Storm Chasers. That game starts at 7:05pm.
- Enrique Hernandez, 2B-LF: 2-4, 2B, SO
- Gregorio Petit, SS: 2-4, RBI
- Domingo Santana, CF: 1-4, SO
- Marc Kraus, LF: 1-2, 2B, BB
- Michael Foltynewicz, P (L, 6-5): 5.0 IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 6K, 2HR
- Alex White, P: 1.2 IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
- Pat Urckfitz, P: 1.1 IP, 2H, BB
- Jorge De Leon, P: 1.0 IP, H, K
AA: Hooks ninth-inning rally not enough to topple Springfield
Corpus Christi broke a run of seven scoreless innings with a three-run ninth. But it wasn't quite enough to give the Hooks a lead against Springfield, and they lost, 6-5.
The second and third innings weren't kind to Jordan Jankowski, who earned his third loss of the season. In those two innings, Jankowski allowed five runs on six hits, with two of those hits being home runs. He'd go on to hurl a couple of scoreless innings, but the damage had been done.
Down 6-2 in the top of the ninth, Andrew Aplin sparked a rally with his second two-run home run of the game. Carlos Pedromo came home on a fielding error to bring the Hooks within a run. But after that, Telvin Nash struck out swinging to end the attempt at a comeback.
The Hooks square off against Springfield again tonight at 7:10 PM.
- Tony Kemp, 2B: 2-4, R
- Andrew Aplin, CF: 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI
- Ruben Sosa, LF: 1-3, R
- Jonathan Meyer, 3B: 1-4
- Jordan Jankowski, P (L, 1-3): 5.0 IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 4K, 2HR
- Mitchell Lambson, P: 2.0 IP, 2H, R, ER, K, HR
- Richard Rodriquez, P: 1.0 IP
A+: Gregor's walk-off double lifts JetHawks past Lake Elsinore, 9-8
It was a barn burner in The Hangar on Thursday night, but Lancaster came out on top thanks to Conrad Gregor's ninth-inning double.
There was no shortage in offense throughout this game. So let's start with the good offense. Rio Ruiz picked up an RBI in his 3-4 night. Conrad Gregor picked up two other RBIs along with his home run. He now has 10 RBIs in his last ten games along with 2 home runs, 5 doubles and a triple. Roberto Pena and Danry Vasquez knocked in two runs apiece.
Now, for the not-so-good offense. After pitching five innings and giving up three runs (only one of them earned), Josh Hader was lined up for the win. That wouldn't hold up. Chris Devenski blew that up by giving up three runs over the course of three innings. Jamaine Cotton came in and allowed Lake Elsinore to bring things even by giving up two runs.
Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Conrad Gregor saved the day. So unlike every other team in the Astros minor league organization, the ending to Lancaster's Thursday night is a happy one. They take on Lake Elsinore again tonight at The Hanger.
- Chan Moon, SS: 1-5, R, 2SO
- Rio Ruiz, 3B: 3-4, R, RBI, BB
- Brandon Meredith, LF: 0-3, 3R, 2BB
- Conrad Gregor, 1B: 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI, SO
- Roberto Pena, C: 2-3, R, 2 2B, 2RBI, BB
- Danry Vasquez, DH: 2-4, 2RBI
- Jon Hader, P: 5.0 IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 4K, HR
- Chris Devenski (BS, 3): 3.0 IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
- Jamaine Cotton (BS, 2): 0.2 IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, HR
- Daniel Minor, P (W, 5-2): 0.1 IP
A-: LumberKings bring the lumber out for Quad Cities, and win 12-3
The LumberKings lived up to their name on Thursday night, smashing their way to a 12-3 victory over the Bandits.
Michael Feliz's streak of quality appearances was brought to an end with a seven hit, six run performance that earned him his second loss of the season. The bullpen would give up a combined six runs on seven hits over the next 4.2 innings. Aside from Anthony Bass's two strikeout inning of work, the pitching performance on Thursday night was... meh.
Quad Cities was held scoreless for seven innings until the eighth, when they scored three runs off of a wild pitch, a Tyler White RBI single and a Ronnie Mitchell sac-fly. The Bandits look to recover on the road against Peoria tonight at 7:00pm.
- James Ramsay, CF: 1-5, R, SO
- Brian Holberton, C: 0-2, R, 2BB
- Tyler White, 3B: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB
- Jon Kemmer, 1B: 2-4
- Michael Feliz, P (L, 3-2): 3.1 IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 4K
- Chris Cotton, P: 1.2 IP, 3H, 2R
- Anthony Bass, P: 1.0 IP, 2K
- Andrew Walter, P: 2.0 IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, HR