Monday, April 8, 2013

Pre Stros Report April 7th


It took the Redhawks (3-1) 11 innings to put away Memphis (1-3) 14-10 in a back and forth affair.Brett Oberholtzer got the start for OKC and surrendered 7 runs, 3 of them earned. Oberholtzer struck out two and walked none in 4.1 IP. OKC would commit 3 errors in the game, with Oberholtzer responsible for 2 of them. Memphis put was up 7-2 after 5 innings but the Redhawks would put up 3 runs in the top of the 6th to make the score 7-5. In the eighth Brandon Laird singled to drive in two and tie the game, and then Jimmy Paredes continued his hot start to the season with an RBI single to put the Redhawks ahead. Memphis would regain the lead the following frame. Ruben Sosa would score the tying run in the 9th on a fielders choice off the bat of Che-Hsuan Lin. Robbie Grossman, Jake Elmore, and Trevor Crowe would drive in the final 5 runs of the game with Crowe knocking in 3 on a homerun ball, the 4th homerun of the game. Mark Krauss and Jake Elmore each hit a homerun. Jimmy Paredes was 3 for 6 and is hitting .533 on the young season. Brandon Laird finished the evening with 2 RBI, giving him 6 for the season.

Kevin Chapman pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with a K.
Jose Valdez gave up the save and vultured the win allowing 2 hits in 2.2 IP. 1BB 1K.

Man of the match: Robbie Grossman. 3BB to go along with 3 runs scored, 2 hits, and a steak.


Corpus Christi (3-1) won their 3rd game thanks to a 3 hit day for Enrique Hernandez, who finished a triple shy of the cycle. George Springer scored the first run for Corpus on two consecutive wild pitches by Tulsa Drillers (1-3) pitcher Tim Gustafson. Enrique Hernandez had the other two RBI, the last coming in the 8th via a double that scored Jonathan Meyer from 2nd base. Starter Ruben Alaniz went 3.2 innings and gave up 2 runs and a walk and struck out one. Matthew Heidenreich K'd 3 over 3 scoreless innings, walking none and surrendering only 2 hits. Jason Stoffel pitched a scoreless 9th, earning his 2nd save of the season.

Man of the match: Enrique Hernandez.

Lancaster (3=1) put up 10 runs and took the game 10-4 over High Desert. Preston Tucker, Drew Muren, and Rafael Valenzuela each homered. The Jetwaks scored in 4 consecutive innings, and would match that total in the 8th with a 5 run frame capped by Valenzuela's 2 run homerun. Andrew Aplin was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Preston Tucker hit his 2nd home run of the season. Delino DeShields walked and was caught trying to steal 2nd. Nolan Fontana had two hits, walked twice, and scored 3 runs. Fontana is hitting .462 so far this season.

Aaron West got the start and pitched 4.1 innings, surrendering 8 hits and all 4 runs to High Desert (1-3). He
walked one batter and K'd 5.
Luis Cruz got the save after pitching 4 scoreless innings, striking out 6 and walking 2.

Man of the match: Since there were multiple big games at the plate, Luis Cruz for pitching 4 scoreless innings in the California League.

Low A

Quad City (4-0) completed the sweep of the Kane County Cougars (0-4) tonight with a 3-1 victory in extras. The River Bandits could only muster 2 hit through nine innings. Teoscar Hernandez lead off the 13th with a triple and would score on a wild pitch. Carlos Correa was intentionally walked and would score on a single by Jesse Wierzbicki. Teoscar Hernandez (3B), Jobduan Morales (2B), and Chase Davidson had the only extra base hits of the evening.

Brian Holmes was on the mound for Quad City and pitch 5 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1. Jordan Jankowski allowed the only Kane County run of the game in 3.2 innings pitched. He walked one and struck out one, earning his first blown save of the season.

Man of the match: Quad City pitchers not named Jankowski. 9 scoreless innings, 3 hits, 4 K's and 3 walks.