*Astros affiliates go 3-4 on the day; Composite 200-185 record
*OKC lost 6-2.
*J.J. Jankowski is solid in a Corpus win
*Stockton shut down the JetHawks offense
*Ronnie Mitchell hit two homers in a Quad Cities win
*Jamie Ritchie goes 3x5 in a Tri-City loss
*Juan Santana goes 4x6 with a double, homer, five runs scored and two stolen bases in a 12-6 10-inning Greeneville win.
*Derek Fisher made his pro debut and Kyle Weiland threw a rehab inning in a GCL Astros loss.
Oklahoma City (45-43, 3.0 GB)
OKC tied the game up at Colorado Springs 2-2 in the 3rd, but then the SkySox got a pair of two-run innings in the 6th and 7th for a 6-2 win over OKC. Jake Buchanan allowed 7H/4ER, 1K:4BB in 6IP and Bobby Doran allowed 3H/2ER, 2K:0BB in 2IP.
Jonathan Villar (SB, RBI) and Austin Wates had two hits each. Robbie Grossman (2B), Marc Krauss (RBI), Max Stassi, and Ronny Torreyes (BB) each added a hit.
Man of the Match: Jeez. Uh. How about Villar?
Corpus (6-8, 3.0 GB; 40-44 overall)
Corpus took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th, then went down 2-1 in the top of the 5th before scoring three in the bottom half for the final runs in a 4-2 win over Springfield. J.J. Jankowski threw 5IP, 4H/2ER, 2K:1BB; Mike Hauschild didn't allow a hit in 3IP but did walk three, and Travis Ballew threw a perfect 9th for his 4th save at Corpus.
The Hooks scattered five hits, but drew three walks to maximize their runs. Andrew Aplin (RBI), Jonathan Meyer (2RBI), Brandon Meredith, Jio Mier (2B), and Telvin Nash (RBI) each had hits.
Man of the Match: J.J. Jankowski
Lancaster (9-5, 4.0 GB, 49-35 overall)
Lancaster was down 4-0 by the time they got on the board in the 7th, and lost 5-1 at Stockton. Josh Hader threw 4IP, 8H/4R (3ER), 5K:2BB; Zach Morton allowed 4H/1ER, 0K:1BB in 2.2IP, and Juan Minaya walked two in 1.1IP.
Jordan Scott (RBI), Rio Ruiz, and Danry Vasquez (run) had two hits each; Austin Elkins got a hit and two walks.
Man of the Match: Jordan Scott
Quad Cities (8-6, 2.5GB; 43-40 overall)
Down 2-0 through the 4th inning at Beloit, Quad Cities rallied for a 6-3 win. Kevin Comer got his first win of the season, going 5IP and allowing 4H/2ER, 1K:1BB; Edison Frias gave up the symmetrically-pleasing 3H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP, and Andrew Walter threw a perfect 9th for his 7th save.
Ronnie Mitchell hit two homers, knocking in three runs; Chase McDonald (RBI) and Dayne Parker - making his Quad Cities debut - had two hits each. Jose Fernandez was 1x3 with two runs scored, a walk, and two stolen bases.
Man of the Match: Ronnie Mitchell
Tri-City (12-8, 1.0 up)
Weird one in Vermont last night as the ValleyCats were down 3-0 by the end of the 1st, then scored four runs in the top of the 3rd, allowed the tying run in the bottom half of the inning, and ultimately came up short - 7-6, leaving the tying run on 3rd base. Sebastian Kessay threw 2.1IP, 4H/4ER, 4K:3BB (that's 18K in 10.1IP); Raul Rivera allowed 2H/0ER in 2.2IP; Francis Ramirez gave up 3H/3ER, 1K:1BB in 2IP, and Ryan Thompson allowed a hit in 1IP.
Jamie Ritchie was 3x5 with 2RBI; Bobby Boyd (2B, BB), Ryan Bottger (RBI), Nick Tanielu (2B, RBI), and Mott Hyde had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Jamie Ritchie
Greeneville (6-8, 2.5GB)
Greeneville had a 6-3 lead heading into the 8th inning, and gave all the runs back. Then Greeneville scored six runs in the top of the 10th for a 12-6 win at Kingsport. Devonte German allowed 6H/3ER, 5K:3BB in 3.2IP; Eric Peterson allowed 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 1.1IP; Agapito Barrios gave up 4H/2ER, 1K:2BB in 3IP, and Aaron Greenwood got the BS/W with 3H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 2IP.
Juan Santana had himself a day, going 4x6 with a double, homer, five runs scored, and two stolen bases. Jason Martin was 2x5 with a walk and an RBI; Sean McMullen (2RBI), Yonathan Mejia (RBI), and Connor Goedert (RBI) had a hit and a walk each.
Man of the Match: Juan Santana
GCL Astros (5-7, 2.0 GB)
The GCL Astros never led the game, losing 8-2 to the intramurally-named GCL Yankees1. KYLE WEILAND threw 2IP, 1H/1ER, 1K:1BB; Joselo Pinales allowed 5H/3ER, 4K:1BB in 4IP; Christian Perdomo allowed a hit and struck out two in 1IP; Kyle Gehrs allowed 2H/4R (2ER), 0K:1BB in 0.1IP, with Cristhopher (yeah, that's right) gave up a hit that allowed all three inherited runners to score.
37th overall pick Derek Fisher made his professional debut, going 2x3 with a double and a walk. Osvaldo Duarte, Randy Cesar, and Alexander Melendez each added a hit.
Man of the Match: Derek Fisher