A couple of Round Rock big innings gave the
Shortstop candidate Jonathan Villar was 2x4 with a doube; Jake Elmore, Brett Wallace (RBI), and Brandon Laird had your other hits. Justin Maxwell was 0x3 with a sac fly RBI.
Man of the Match: Jonathan Villar
The Hooks set a first-half record with 42 wins and clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 extra-inning win over Frisco. Jorge De Leon needed just 56 pitches to throw 5IP, 3H/2ER, 3K:1BB; Ruben Alaniz threw 4IP, 2H/0ER, 4K:2BB and Andrew Robinson (K) and Pat Urckfitz (1H) get the win and the save, respectively. Ian Kinsler was 0x4 with a walk.
Domingo Santana was 2x5 including the 11th-inning game-winning homer; Erik Castro was also 2x5 with a homer and 2RBI; George Springer was 1x5 with 3Ks and his 19th stolen base; Jio Mier had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Domingo Santana
Lancaster (38-30), 2.0 up
Lancaster had not won a game when trailing after eight innings (0-25), but clinched at least a share of the first-half title by scoring six runs in the top of the 9th for a dramatic 7-3 win at Lake Elsinore. Tyson Perez allowed 6H/3ER, 3K:2BB in 5IP (74 pitches); David Rollins threw 3IP of no-hit, one-walk relief, and Travis Ballew allowed 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in the 9th.
Delino DeShields was 3x5 with a double, RBI, and his 16th stolen base of the season; Preston Tucker was 3x5; Matt Duffy (3RBI) and MP Cokinos (2B, 2RBI) had two hits each, with Cokinos doubling in the game-tying runs.
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields
Quad Cities (36-30), 4.0 GB
Quad Cities were eliminated from first-half contention following a 3-1 loss to last-place Burlington. Vincent Velasquez allowed 3H/3R (2ER), 6K:2BB in 5IP; Jamaine Cotton finished with 4IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:0BB.
Teoscar Hernandez (BB) and Jesse Wierzbicki (RBI) had two hits each while Austin Elkins and Rio Ruiz each had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Jamaine Cotton