Midland bats quiet in loss to Hooks


TOP HITTER: Luke Berryhill was 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI to lead the hooks. Teammate Yainer Diaz added two doubles. … Jordan Diaz and Zack Gelof each had two hits for the RockHounds.

TOP PITCHERS: Matt Ruppenthal got his second win in relief for Corpus Christi after conceding just two hits and scoring six over 2 2/3 innings scoreless. … Ryan Cusick accepted defeat for the RockHounds after giving up two runs with eight hits, two walks and also batting eight over five innings.

HIGHLIGHTS: Both teams scored in the first inning, with Midlands run coming from a double play grounder by Logan Davidson. … The Hooks finally took the lead in the second inning with a Bryan Arias RBI double. … Berryhill drove into the seventh with an RBI single in his second heat of the game.

REMARKS: The Hooks tied the series 1-1 against the RockHounds. … For the second night in a row, Gelof and Max Shuemann each stole a base for Midland. For Schuemann it was his 13th this season. … The teams meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the third game of the six-game series.


Corpus Christi 110 000 100 — 3 10 0

Midland 100,000,000 — 1 5 0

Melendez, Ruppenthal (3), Casey (5), Rekord (8) and Berryhill. Cusick, Highberger (6), Pimentel (8), and McCann. F – Ruppenthal (2-0). L – Cusick (1-3). 2B – Corpus: Y. Diaz 2 (6), Berryhill (6), Salazar (5), Arias (4); Midland: J. Diaz (9).

T-2:26. A – 2,210.