Oklahoma City (1-2)
Oklahoma City fell to Round Rock last night, with the Express taking a 7-1 lead before OKC got three late runs back in a 7-4 loss. Nick Tropeano lasted 3.1IP, giving up 5H/4ER, 4K:4BB, and he threw 45 of his 76 pitches for strikes. Jose Cisnero followed with 1.2IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:1BB, and Collin McHugh finished out the game with 3IP, 2H/3ER, 2K:3BB and 28 of his 50 pitches for strikes.
Jon Singleton (1x3, BB, 2RBI) and Carlos Perez each hit their first home runs of the season. George Springer was 0x3 with a walk, while Max Stassi, Domingo Santana, and Ronald Torreyes each added a double.
Man of the Match: Jon Singleton
Corpus gave back an early 2-0 lead, but then stepped on the gas to defeat Jonathan Gray and the Tulsa Drillers, 7-4. Luis Cruz threw his 5IP, allowing 5H/2ER, 5K:1BB and 51 of his 76 pitches for strikes. Ross Seaton threw 3.2IP, allowing 4H/2ER, 3K:2BB, and Andrew Robinson struck out the final batter of the game for his first save of the season.
Gray, who was making his first start of the season, allowed 5H/4R (3ER), 5K:1BB, a homer and two HBPs in 6IP. Delino DeShields was 2x3 with both of the aforementioned HBPs and two stolen bases. Preston Tucker was 2x3 with a walk and a solo homer off Gray, while Rene Garcia hit a two-run homer later in the game. Nolan Fontana and MP Cokinos also had two hits.. Andrew Aplin was 1x2 with two walks and 3RBI.
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields
The JetHawks had a 5-1 lead heading into the 5th, but Lake Elsinore "stormed" back (get it?) with a 3-run 5th and a 4-run 8th to defeat Lancaster 8-7. Josh Hader got the start, throwing 4IP, 4H/1ER, with ten strikeouts and no walks. Daniel Minor allowed 3H/3ER in 1IP; Chris Devenski allowed 5H/4ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP, and Jamaine Cotton gave up a hit and two walks in the 9th, but no runs scored.
Danry Vasquez was 3x5 with four runs scored; Dan Gulbransen was 3x5 with two doubles and two RsBI; Jake Rodriguez and Jordan Scott were each 1x3 with two walks and two RsBI. Carlos Correa was 2x5 with a double, and Rio Ruiz added two hits.
Man of the Match: Josh Hader.
Quad Cities (1-2)
A Quad Cities 3-run 6th inning tied it up at 4-4 and sent the game into extra innings, but Kane County got a run in the top of the 10th for a 5-4 win. Michael Feliz threw 3IP, 3H/2ER,4K:1BB, but two of the hits he allowed left the yard. Evan Grills allowed 4H/2R (0ER), 2K:0BB; Andrew Walter threw two perfect innings, and Chris Cotton was the hard-luck loser, throwing 2IP, allowing 2H/1R (0ER), with 3K:0BB. Three of Kane County's five runs were unearned thanks to two errors by Chan Moon and one by Conrad Gregor.
Jon Kemmer (BB), Tanner Mathis, Austin Elkins, Jobduan Morales, and Chan Moon all had two hits. Conrad Gregor was 1x3 with three walks as the River Bandits drew more walks (9) than strikeouts (8).
Man of the Match: Evan Grills, who added a pickoff to his line.