Midland splits doubleheader with Hooks


At Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi

TOP HITTER: Leadoff hitter Corey Julks fueled that Hooks’ lineup in the first game of a doubleheader, going 2-on-3 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs scored and a walk. … A solo home run in the fourth by Midlands Jonah Bride was the difference in the second game.

TOP PITCHERS: Corpus Christi starter Brandon Lawson hit a seven-inning shutout in the first game after keeping the RockHounds on just four hits and two walks while hitting five. … Midland starter Colin Peluse hurled six shutout innings with a four-hit ball in the second game. He hit four and walked none. … Midland’s Andrew Briggs saved after inducing a double play and knocking out a batter.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Hooks jumped with a first five run on Midland in the early game. Alex McKenna had a two-run single; Matthew Barefoot delivered an RBI single and Bryan Arias capped it off with a two RBI single. Julks followed with home runs in second and sixth place.

REMARKS: The double header on Thursday was played to make up for the postponed rainout on Tuesday. … The RockHounds lead the six-game streak 2-1. The series continues on Friday at 7:05 p.m. … Midland’s Max Schuemann saw his 29-game on-base streak end after going 3-0 in the first game.

At Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi

First game


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Corpus Christi 510 002 x – 8 7 1

Damron, McIntrye (1), Sawyer (4), Highberger (6) and Black. Lawson and Lee. W—Lawson (1-5). L—Damron (2-7). Corpus Christi: Julk 2 (14).


second game


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Peluse, Briggs (7) and McCann. Endersby, Horrell (5), Henderson (7) and Salazar. W – Pelusa (2-0). L – Endersby (5-6). S—Briggs (2). 2B – Central Plateau: Peralta (1). HR – Midland: Bride (9).

T-2:04. A-3,606.