Oklahoma City (36-32), 2.0 GB
OKC got dumptrucked, 12-2, by Round Rock once again to fall two games back of the Express in the division. Brett Oberholtzer didn't make it out of the 1st inning, allowing 2H/4R (3ER), 0K:4BB, WP in just 0.1IP; Alex Sogard worked out of the bases-loaded jam without allowing further damage, but over the next 2IP allowed 6H/6ER, 3K:2BB; Rhiner Cruz gave up 4H/2R (1ER), 2K:1BB in 2IP; Jason Stoffel (2IP), Kevin Chapman (1IP) and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin (1IP) held Round Rock scoreless after the 5th.
Jake Elmore and Marc Krauss (2B) had two hits each; Jon Singleton was 1x4 with a double; Just Maxwell was 0x3 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Uh. How about Jason Stoffel? First reliever to not give up a run, and threw two perfect innings.
Corpus (42-28), 3.0 up
San Antonio scored the final five runs of the game in an 8-6 win over Corpus, despite committing five errors. Bobby Doran allowed 6H/3ER, 4K:1BB in 3IP; Nick Tropeano gave up 7H/4ER, 4K:0BB in 4IP, and Andrew Robinson allowed 2H/1ER in the final 2IP.
Jio Mier hit his 5th homer of the season, a 2-run shot, in a 2x5 night; Rene Garcia (2B, 2RBI) and Zach Johnson (2B) had two hits each. George Springer was 2x4 with a double, walk, and two strikeouts. Enrique Hernandez hit a solo homer.
Man of the Match: Jio Mier.
Tri-City (1-0), tied
Tri-City has yet to trail this season as they put up a 9-3 win over Vermont in the season-opener. Evan Grills threw 4IP, allowing 3H/1ER, 2K:2BB; Edison Frias got his inning of work in the 5th, and allowed 3H/2ER, 1K:0BB, and Kevin Comer gets his first win of the season with four shutdown innings, allowing 1H/0ER, 5K:1BB.
Jon Kemmer was 4x4 with a home run in his first professional AB, also drawing a walk and 2RBI total. Tony Kemp was 3x4 with a double and 2RBI; Conrad Gregor (BB, RBI), Dan Gulbransen, and Ryan Dineen (2B, BB, RBI) had two hits each. And the ValleyCats were only 6x20 w/RISP.
Man of the Match: Hard to beat Comer's outing, but Jon Kemmer is Tri-City's first Man of the Match.