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AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (0-1) lost 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
JJ Matijevic got the scoring started early for the Space Cowboys crushing a 2 run HR to right in the first inning. JP France got the start for the Space Cowboys but struggled with his command walking 4 and allowing 3 runs in the first before being pulled. In the top of the second, Pedro Leon drove 2 runs in with a double off the left field wall. Jon Olczak relieved France and struggled as well as he allowed 3 runs in 2.1 innings.. In the 3rd, Korey Lee contributed to the scoring with a sacrifice fly. Mushinski and Hernandez both tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to keep it close. Sugar Land went into the 9th down 1 but tied the game up when Leon scored on a wild pitch. In the bottom of the 9th, the River Cats walked it off to win the opener 7-6.
Note: Jones finished the minor league season hitting .331 with a 1.009 OPS.
- Pedro Leon, SS: 3-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
- Lewis Brinson, CF: 1-for-5
- Marty Costes, LF: 2-for-4, 2 R
- J.J. Matijevic, 1B: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Korey Lee, C: 0-for-4, RBI
- David Hensley, DH: 1-for-3, R, BB, SB
- Alex De Goti, 3B: 0-for-3, R, BB
- Alex McKenna, RF: 1-for-4
- J.P. France, RHP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
- Jon Olczak, RHP: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Nick Hernandez, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Enoli Paredes, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (—)
A+: Asheville Tourists (—)
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (—)
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com: