MIDLAND The Midland RockHounds experienced issues converting on offense and it proved costly in their 7-5 reduction in the series finale to the Corpus Christi Hooks Sunday at Momentum Lender Ballpark.
Midland remaining 13 runners on base as it missing its next straight recreation right after winning the previous 7.
“We’ve been pretty superior about it as of late, but nowadays was an off day for us,” RockHounds manager Bobby Crosby stated. “We experienced options we just didn’t capitalize on them.”
Corpus Christi jumped in advance in the major of the to start with inning when Norel Gonzalez doubled to remaining area to travel in Marty Costes.
It took a when for both staff to get again on the scoreboard right after the speedy start out from the Hooks.
The RockHounds (seventeen-13 over-all) had been held off until eventually the bottom of the fourth when Jeremy Eierman tripled with a line travel to middle area and scored on a sacrifice fly by Kyle McCann to pull even at one-one.
The major of the fifth inning was productive for Corpus Christi (13-sixteen) as J.J. Matijevic hit a three-run residence run that was straight away adopted by a solo residence run by Gonzalez to place the Hooks again in front at 5-one.
Midland slash into the lead in the bottom of the inning with a two-run single from Logan Davidson that scored Devin Foyle and Mickey McDonald.
The RockHounds obtained again within a run in the sixth when Foyle shipped an RBI single of his possess.
That was as shut as Midland obtained the relaxation of the recreation as Gonzalez drove in two extra runs in the seventh inning to give Corpus Christi a 7-4 edge.
Whilst the RockHounds scored just one extra run in the bottom of the seventh, it was not adequate as Corpus Christi held on to gain its next straight recreation.
Pitcher Bryce Conley took the reduction on the mound for the RockHounds right after offering up 5 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings pitched.
Crosby stated he thought Conley experienced an effective recreation right after recording 6 strikeouts ahead of Brett Graves came on in aid.
“You’re likely to give up homers, it’s likely to come about but over-all I thought he pitched incredibly properly,” Crosby stated.
Right after expending the past two months at residence, the RockHounds get started a twelve-recreation road vacation starting off in San Antonio Tuesday from the Missions for a 6-recreation series ahead of heading to Amarillo the adhering to week to facial area the Sod Poodles.
Crosby needs his staff to just take the identical technique to away games as they do when they are internet hosting opponents.
The manager understands Midland’s residence park plays properly to his team’s strengths and included that he believes the team’s pitching and protection will carry above.
“I never be concerned about this staff, these guys are grinders, players,” he stated. “They want to gain, they play to gain. I never see any dilemma to hustle again on Tuesday.”
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Hooks 7, RockHounds 5
Corpus Christi……… 100 040 200 — 7 7
Midland……… 000 121 100 — 5 8
Hunter Brown, Felipe Tejada (5), Colin McKee (5), Kyle Serrano (7), Jon Olczak (eight) and Manea. Bryce Conley, Brett Graves (6), Zack Erwin (7), Norge Ruiz (9) and Kyle McCann. W — McKee. L — Conley. Sv — Olczak. 2B — Corpus Christi: Norel Gonzalez, Jake Adams. 3B — Midland: Jeremy Eierman. HR — Corpus Christi: J.J. Matijevic, Gonzalez.
Information — Corpus Christi 13-sixteen Midland seventeen-13.