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Astros Prospect Report: Games of May 17, 2016

Strong pitching helps Astros affiliates split their schedule.

Max Stassi had a two hit night.
Max Stassi had a two hit night.
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AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 2-1 loss to the Nashville Sounds

Sounds starter Dillon Overton out-dueled Grizzlies starter Tommy Shirley in a close game in Nashville. Shirley allowed two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Overton allowed only a single run in his 6 2/3 and struckout eight. The bullpens for both teams kept it scoreless to end the game 2-1.

Max Stassi went 2-4 with a triple (obviously taking lessons from fellow catcher Evan Gattis) and a run scored. Andrew Aplin had a hit and the Grizzlies' only RBI. The Grizzlies will be happy to get out of Nashville after losing all four games in the road series.

AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 2-1 win over the San Antonio Missions

It took 13 innings, but the Hooks extended their winning streak to eight games. DH Trent Woodward played the hero, hitting a solo home run in the top of the 13th to give the Hooks the lead. The bottom of the inning provided more drama, as Hooks closer Brendan McCurry allowed three singles. On the third single, Hooks center fielder Teoscar Hernandez gunned down the runner trying to score the tying run from second. McCurry then struckout the next batter to close out the victory.

Francis Martes pitched six strong innings for the Hooks, allowing an earned run and striking out five. Angel Heredia, Aaron West and McCurry then combined to keep the Missions scoreless over the next seven innings. On the night Hooks pitchers struckout 12 batters to only one walk.

Alex Bregman had a rare quiet night, which still produced a hit, a walk and an RBI. Chan Jong Moon had three hits and a stolen base, and Teoscar Hernandez had a hit and two stolen bases.

High A Lancaster JetHawks: 5-3 win over the Inland Empire 66ers

The JetHawks came from behind in this one, scoring three times in the bottom of the eighth to prevail over Inland Empire. Brooks Marlow delivered the big hit, a two-out two-run double in his first game after promotion from Quad Cities.

Trent Thornton pitched the first five innings for Lancaster, allowing three runs and striking out four. Joshua James earned the win as the tandem starter, and he turned in a dominating performance. He allowed only one hit over four innings, and struckout five 66ers.

Bobby Boyd led the offensive attack for the JetHawks, going 3-4 with two runs and a double. Catcher Garrett Stubbs went 2-4 and had 2 RBI.

Low A Quad Cities River Bandits: 6-0 loss to the Clinton LumberKings

LumberKings starter Zack Littell pitched 7 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball to propel Clinton past Quad Cities. The top four batters for the River Bandits went 0-15. The 0-4 night for Kyle Tucker ended his eight game hitting streak. He's still hitting .421 with 16 hits and nine stolen bases over his last 10 games.

River Bandits starter Chris Murphy got hit hard, allowing seven hits, three walks and four earned runs in his 2 1/3 innings. It was a forgettable night for Quad Cities, who look to rebound tonight against Clinton.