The Hooks and JetHawks opened the playoffs last night. How'd they do? Not so well, with a pair of one-run losses.
Frisco won on a a pair of one-out 9th inning hits, in which Leury Garcia scored from first, where a late relay throw from Kiké Hernandez allowed the walkoff run, 6-5.
Paul Clemens got knocked around with the help of an Andy Simunic error, throwing 2.2IP, 7H/5R (2ER), 1K:1BB, WP, with 35 of his 51 pitches coming for strikes. Erick Abreu threw a stellar 4IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB; Kevin Chapman allowed a hit and a walk in 1.1IP, and Alex Sogard took the loss with 2H/1ER.
Ben Orloff got three hits and 2RBI from the 9-hole, while Austin Wates and Drew Locke each had two hits. Jon Singleton got a double and a game-tying homer in the 8th. The aforementioned Simunic drew two walks, while George Springer got a hit, a walk, and two runs scored.
Man of the Match: Going to go with Erick Abreu here.
We told you to watch out for Lake Elsinore's Matt Andriese in yesterday's preview, but Tyson Perez rose to the occasion, himself. Still, the one run Lake Elsinore scored in the 2nd inning was enough for a 1-0 win.
While Andriese threw 8IP, 3H/0ER, 7K:1BB (with 14 groundball outs to two flyball outs), Tyson Perez allowed just 3H/1ER, 8K:1BB in the losing effort. In the 2nd, Perez allowed a one-out walk, where a groundball advanced runner Luis Domoromo, who scored on Cory Spangenberg's two-out single to center. Kenny Long threw a perfect 8th inning.
The JetHawks got three hits and a walk all night long. Catcher Carlos Perez had two of said hits, with Delino DeShields providing the other, and Erik Castro drawing the walk. They were 0x1 with RISP, and left three on base for the game.
Man of the Match: Tyson Perez