*Astros affiliates get their first 0-3.
*George Springer homers but OKC pitching blows it open in a 14-8 OKC loss to New Orleans.
*Luis Cruz and Ross Seaton hold Springfield to three hits, but lose 2-1.
*Rio Ruiz and Teoscar Hernandez combined for a 7x10 night with four doubles, a homer, and 9RBI, but the High Desert moonscape ballpark leads to an 11-10 JetHawks loss.
*Quad Cities' game with West Michigan postponed due to snow.
Oklahoma City (8-4)
Well. New Orleans jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first inning, tacked on five more in the 5th and then two in the 8th and 9th for a 14-8 whoopin' of OKC. No pitcher did all that well - David Martinez gave up 6H/5ER, 0K:2BB in 4IP; Bobby Doran allowed 4H/6ER, 2K:3BB in 3.1IP and Darin Downs allowed 4H/3ER, 1K:2BB in 1.2IP.
Still, OKC did get eight runs. George Springer was 2x3 with a solo homer, Jon Singleton (RBI) and Erik Castro (2RBI) were each 1x3 with two walks. Gregorio Petit, Max Stassi (2B), and Domingo Santana each got a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: George Springer
Springfield scored a run in the first and the second inning, and that was all they needed in a 2-1 win at blustery Corpus where a 24mph wind blowing in from left field. Luis Cruz threw 5IP, allowing just 2H/2R (1ER), 3K:2BB; Ross Seaton threw 4IP allowing just 1H/0ER, 5K:0BB.
Andrew Aplin was 3x4 with the lone RBI while Nolan Fontana was 2x3 with a double, triple, and a walk. Leo Heras and MP Cokinos got your only other hits on the night.
Man of the Match: Cruz and Seaton.
Wild one at High Desert. In a back-and-forth game, Lancaster had a 10-9 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th, but the Mavericks got two runs and held on for an 11-10 win over Lancaster. Mark Appel threw 3IP, 5H/3ER, 4K:0BB with two of those runs coming off a homer - but he did record four groundball outs and zero flyball outs. Juan Minaya allowed 2H/1ER, 1K:1BB in 1IP; Mike Hauschild allowed 8H/5ER, 3K:3BB in 3IP; J.D. Osborne faced two batters, walked them both, and Jamaine Cotton allowed both of those go-ahead runs to score.
Rio Ruiz was 4x5 with two doubles, his first homer of the season, and 5RBI; Teoscar Hernandez was 3x5 with two doubles, a walk, 4RBI and an outfield assist. Carlos Correa and Jordan Scott (2B, 2BB) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Rio Ruiz
Postponed - snow. Yep. Snow.