Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pre Stros Report April 9th.


Oklahoma City Redhawks 5-3

Oklahoma City got the victory over the Nashville Sounds (3-3) tonight to put their record at 4-2. Brandon Laird had a productive day hitting 2 doubles in 4 appearances, with 3 RBI and a run scored. The other 2 RBI would belong to Trevor Crowe, 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, and Jake Elmore, 2 for 3 with a walk and a K. Jonathan Villar, Robbie Grossman, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Jimmy Paredes all had a hit. Lairds first double came in the 1st, putting OKC up by 2 runs. Jimmy Paredes would commit his 3rd error in 2 nights in the bottom of the 6th. Brandon Laird would break the 3-3 tie in the 8th inning with his 2nd double of the game, putting the Redhawks up 4-3. Elmore would follow Laid with an RBI single to make it 5-3.

Ross Seaton pitched 5 innings allowing 1 ER, striking out four, and giving up a homer.
Jordan Lyles would piggy back Seaton and pitch 3.2 innings allowing 2 runs with 1 K.
Kevin Chapman got his 1st save of the season and only had to face one batter to do it.

Man of the match: Brandon Laird


Corpus Christ Hooks (5-1)

The hooks got the sweep over Tulsa (1-5), scoring 6 runs and shutting out the Drillers. Domingo Santana saw Brandon Lairds 2 doubles and raised him 1, with 2 RBI, a walk, and a run scored. George Springer, 2 for 5 with and RBI and a K; and Enrique Hernandez, 2 for 4 with an RBI; each had a double. Jio Meyer had a 3 hit ball game with a homer, raising his average to .278. Austin Wates, Jio Mier, and George Springer would each single, with Springers hit resulting in the first run for the Hooks. Domingo Santana would follow Springer with a double that plate the 2nd run of the game. Mier's home would come in the 3rd inning, a solo shot. The Hooks would score one more in the frame on another double by Domingo Santana. Santana's 3rd double would come in the bottom of the 5th. He would be driven home by a double off the bat of Enrique Hernandez. A Jiovani Mier sac fly in the 6th would be the finally Corpus run of the game.

Bobby Doran pitched 5.0 scoreless innings of 1 hit ball striking out 4 and walking none, earning the win.
Nick "Nitro" Tropeano got a save tonight, pitching 4 innings, allowing 5 hits walking none and striking out 6.

Doran and Tropeano combined for a line of 9 IP 6 H 0 BB 10 K. However...

Man of the Match - Domingo Santana. 3 doubles 2 RBI, a BB and a run scored.


Lancaster Jethawks (4-1)

Lancaster defeated Lake Elsinore (1-4) tonight 13-8 in typical Cal League fashion. Zach Johnson exploded for 5 hits in 5 at bats, with a double and a triple. He had 4 RBI and a run scored. Mat Duffy had 3 hits including a 2 run homer in the 7th inning. Drew Muren had 2 hits including a double. Preston Tucker and Nolan Fontana each had a double. Fontana had 4 RBI a walk and a run scored. Tucker had an RBI and a K. Brandon Meredith had a hit and a RBI and Delino Deshields had a hit and was caught stealing.

Alex Gillinghan pitched 5 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 ER, 2BB and 3 K's.
Michael Foltynewicz was roughed up in 2.1 innings pitched, giving up 6 hits, 5 runs (4 Earned), 3 BB, and 3
Blair Walters and Travis Ballew would pitch the final inning combining for 2 hits 1 run and a K
Man of the match: Zach Johnson. Perfect at the plate with 5 hits in 5 at bats.

Low A

Quad Cities River Bandits (5-1)

Quad Cities suffered their first loss of the season, falling 6-4 to the Burlington Bees (3-3). Quad Cities went into the 8th inning tied 4-4, when Lane McCullers JR would give up a 2 run double to Michael Bolaski. McCullers followed Daniel Minor and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, striking out 3 and walking 2. Minor started the night with 4 innings of 4, allowing 4 runs including 3 home runs. Teoscar Hernandez, 1 for 3 with 2 walks, and Chase Davidson, 1 for 5, 3 K's, each had a double.  Jesse Wierzbicki had the lone multi hit game of the evening going 2 for 4 with a RBI, a walk,  and a run scored. Carlos Correa was 1 for 2 with 3 walks and a run scored.

Man of the Match: Teoscar"face" Hernandez. A double and 2 walks with a run scored.