Cusick, Midland pitchers two-hit Hooks

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TOP HITTER: Midlands Chase Calabuig was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Logan Davidson went 2-for-4 with a double and Zack Gelof doubled and drove in a run.

TOP PITCHERS: RockHounds hurlers Ryan Cusick, Chase Cohen and Austin Briggs combined for a two-hitter. Cusick earned the win after throwing five innings of shutout with two balls hit. Cusick struck eight and walked two. Cusick was acquired by the Oakland Athletics organization in March, which sent former RockHound Matt Olson to the Atlanta Braves. Briggs turned two hitless innings of relief for his first save. … Hooks starter Angel Macuare allowed two six-hit runs and no five-inning walks. He dropped five. … Corpus Christi reliever Misael Tamarez hit six over three scoreless innings with two hits.

HIGHLIGHTS: Midland scored both runs in the fifth to take a 2-0 lead. Calabuig defeated Jordan Diaz with an RBI single and Gelof followed with a run-scoring double that Kyle McCann scored.

REMARKS: The RockHounds improved to 3-2 on the season and tied the series 1-1. The six-game streak resumes Thursday at 7 p.m. … The game lasted two hours and 15 minutes.

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Macuare, Tamarez (6) and Berryhill. Cusick, Cohen (6), Briggs (8), and Simoneit. W – Cusick (1-0). L – Macuare (0-1). S—Briggs (1). 2B – Mittelland: Davidson (3), Gelof (2).

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