The Express enjoyed a 6-run 3rd inning and then held on with four scoreless innings of relief for a 9-6 win over Las Vegas. Wesley Wright continued to struggle, allowing 11H/6ER, 2K:0BB in 5IP, but got the win. Wright has allowed 15ER in his last 13.1IP. Jonah Bayliss threw 3IP, 3H/0ER and Casey Daigle threw a perfect 9th for his fifth save. Jason Bourgeois was 3x5 and Chris Johnson and Yorman Bazardo had two hits each. Drew Locke got a triple and 3RBI, and Jason Castro hit his first homer of the season. Encouraging news from Castro, as he has hit safely in nine of his last ten games for a .316/.422/.421 line in that time frame.
Man of the Match: Drew Locke
Corpus took a 5-0 lead on Midland and held the Rockhounds to three runs on ten hits for an 8-3 win. Jeremy Johnson threw 5IP, 7H/2ER, 0K:4BB for his first win of the season. Payano, Nevarez, and Meszaros allowed 3H/1ER, 4K:2BB in four innings of relief. Jack Shuck was 3x3 with a walk and 2RBI, T.J. Steele was 2x5 with a triple, SB, and 2RBI, and Jhon Florentino was 2x4 with 2RBI. Van Ostrand and Gaston added RBIs in the win.
Man of the Match: Jack Shuck.
The JetHawks let High Desert get out to a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th, came back to tie it, and then let it go in the top of the 9th for a 9-7 loss. Shane Wolf gave up 10H/6ER in 4IP, while Leandro Cespedes and Ashton Mowdy combined for 4IP, 2H/1ER, 4K:0BB (Mowdy had a perfect 8th inning). David Berner allowed 3H/2ER in the 9th for the loss. Albert Cartwright, who is having a heck of a year, was 3x4 with a double, triple, and 2RBI. In his last ten games, Cartwright is hitting .341/.357/.683. Jay Austin and Ebert Rosario were both 2x4, and Brandon Barnes hit a two-run homer in the 5th inning. Freddy Parejo also added two RBI sac flies.
Man of the Match: Albert Cartwright
Lexington was pretty much dominated, losing at West Virginia 3-0. Juan Minaya held WV to 4H/3ER, 3K:3BB in 5.2IP and Zach Grimmett closed it out with 2.1IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB in the losing effort. The Legends were held to four hits - two of them by Jiovanni Mier, and the others courtesy of Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez. Kody Hinze didn't get a hit, but walked twice. Altuve stole his 14th base of the season, and Mier committed his 14th error of the year.
Man of the Match: Uh. Mier?