Midland beats Hooks to open sequence

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TOP HITTER: Midlands Max Schuemann was 3-for-4 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored. Teammate Zack Gelof was 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and two runs scored; Devin Foyle added two hits and two RBI; and Kyle McCann added a solo home run.

TOP PITCHERS: Chase Cohen clinched his second win of the season for Midland after conceding a run on two hits, a walk and two over 1 2/3 innings of relief. … David Leal made his Midland debut, allowing three runs with seven hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Hooks held a 3-2 lead after five innings when the RockHounds scored three runs at the bottom of the sixth inning to finally take the lead. McCann hit his home run to right field and Foyle later had a two-run single. … Midland added a three-run bottom of the seventh as Gelof had a two-run single in the frame.

REMARKS: The RockHounds are now 14-14 in the season following their series inaugural win. … Leal was promoted from Single-A Lansing after posting a 2.08 ERA. To make room for Leal, RHP Brock Whittlesey was sent to Lansing. … Schuemann stole his 12th base of the season. … The teams meet in the second game of a six-game series Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Momentum Bank Ballpark.

ROCK DOGS 9, HOOKS 4

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Robaina, West (5), Brown (6), Conn (8), and Y. Diaz. Leal, Cohen (6), Conley (8), and McCann. F – Cohen (2-0). L – Brown (0-4). 2B – Body: Whitcomb (5); Midland: J. Diaz (8). HR – Midlands: McCann (2).

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