SUNDAY 8 MAY
HOOK 9, MISSIONS 6
Missions: estuary Ruiz 2 R; Connor Hollis 2-4; Sunday Leyba R, 2 RBI; Jorge Ona 1-5, R, 2 RBI, 2B; Juan Fernandez 1-4, RBI; Augustine Ruiz 1-4, R; Give 1-3, RK
Hook: Grae Kessinger 1-4, 2R, RBI, HR; Yainer Diaz R., RBI; Luke Berryhill 1-2, 2R, 3RBI,HR; Justin Dirden 1-2, R, RBI, 2B; Salazar 1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR; Bryan Arias 2-4, R, RBI, SB; Macure W, BS 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; Scatter, save, 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K.
Highlights: The Hooks clinched a second win of the series by breaking out for three runs in the eighth inning when Justin Dirden, Cesar Salazar and Bryan Arias all drove in runs. Dirdens was a double and he later scored on an Arias single. Jonathan Sprinkle threw for a scoreless ninth to secure defense and the win.
SATURDAY 7 MAY
MISSIONS 10, HOOK 7
Missions: Esteury Ruiz 1-5, R, 2B; Connor Hollis 2R, 2BB; Domingo Leyba 2-5, RBI, 2B; Jorge Ona 2-4, R, RBI, 2B; Korry Howell 1-1, 2R, 3BB; Chris Givin2R; Ruiz R, 2BB; Kramer Seagle 1-5, R, RBI; Mason Fox, W, 3K
Hook: Wilyer Abreu 1-3, R, 2BB, 2B; Emmanuel Valdez R, 2BB; Yainer Diaz 1-5, R, 3 RBI, HR; Justin Dirden 4-4, 2R, RBI; Salazar 3-5, 2B; Bryan Arias RBI, 2BB; Ross Adolph 1-5, RBI; Jose Betances L, 2 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, K; Jose Bravo 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Highlights: The Missions bounced back from an early deficit by hitting seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win the game and series. During those two innings, the Missions scored an RBI single from Chandler Seagler, along with a throwing miss and another miss in the seventh.
FRIDAY 6 MAY
HOOK 7, MISSIONS 4
Missions: Connor Hollis 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB; Korry Howell 1-2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB; Chris Givin 1-3, R, RBI; Gabe Mosser, L 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K; Moses Lugo 2 IP, 1 BB, 5K.
Hook: Yainer Diaz 2-4, RBI; Luke Berryhill 1-3, R, 2 RBI; Shay Whitcomb 1-4, R; Justin Dirden 2-4, 2R; Bryan Arias 1-4, R; Grae Kessinger 2-3, R, RBI; Ross Adolph R, RBI, 2BB; Devin Conn W, 2.1IP, 2BB; Misael Tamarez 4 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 5 K; Layne Henderson 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K; Jaime Melendez 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Highlights: The Hooks held back missions to end a three-game losing streak to start the series. Corpus Christi built a 7-1 lead in six innings, including a solo home run by Luke Berryhill in the fifth inning. The Missions scored three goals in the seventh game, but Hook’s pitchers kept San Antonio off the scoreboard in the last two innings.
THURSDAY 5 MAY
MISSIONS 11, HOOK 8
Missions: Connor Hollis 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, BB; Yorman Rodriguez 2-5, 3 RBI. 4BB; Sunday Leyba RBI, 4BB; Jorge Ona 1-BB; Augustine Ruiz 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB.
Hook: Wilyer Abreu 3-4, 32B, 3R,BB; Enmanuel Valdez 2-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB; Yainer Diaz 2-4, RBI, 2 R, BB; Caesar Salazar 1-4; Justin Dirden RBI, BB; Luke Berryhill 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 2B.
Highlights: The Missions broke a 5-5 tie with a four-run ninth inning and won their third straight win over the Hooks at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi rebounded by hitting three runs in the ninth inning before Kevin Kopps made the save for San Antonio. Luke Berryhill offensively led the hooks, driving in three runs on three hits with two doubles. Connor Hollis drove in four heats and led the missions.
WEDNESDAY 4 MAY
MISSIONS 9, HOOKS 6
Missions: Connor Hollis 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBI; Yorman Rodriguez 2-for-6, RBI; Sunday Leyba 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB; Jorge Ona 1-3, HR, RBI, R, BB; Chandler Seagle 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBI, R; Augustine Ruiz 1-4, 2B, R
Hook: Emmanuel Valdez R, BB; Yainer Diaz 2-5, Human Resources, RBI, 2 R; Cesar Salazar 1-4, 2R, BB; Justin Dirden 1-4, 2 RBI, Luke Berryhill 1-3, RBI, R, BB; Shay Whitcomb 2-4, 2B, RBI.
Highlights: The missions ended with 13 hits, including five extra base hits and two homers, to secure their second straight win over the Hooks at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi led 2-1 into the third inning when San Antonio regained the lead through a sacrifice by Korry Howell. Yainer Daz scored a home hit in the bottom half for the Hooks to level the game, but the Missions added two more runs in the sixth to finally take the lead on a Domingo Leyba home run. San Antonio extended their seventh-place lead with an RBI double from Chandler Seagle and an RBI single from Leyba. The Hooks responded with three runs at the bottom of seventh place to go for two, but Jorge Ona hit a leadoff home run in eighth place to secure the Missions win.
TUESDAY 3 MAY
MISSIONS 9, HOOK 7
Missions: Esteury Ruiz 3-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB; Yorman Rodriguez 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R; Sunday Leyba 1-4, BB; Jorge Ona 1-3, R, BB; Connor Hollis 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB; Chandler Seagle 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
Hook: Enmanuel Valdez 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB; Ross Adolph 1-1, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB; Justin Dirden 2-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Luke Berryhill 1-3, RBI, 2BB.
Highlights: The Missions broke a 7-7 tie with a two-run eighth inning to earn a series opener win over the Hooks at Whataburger Field. San Antonio tied on four homers, led by Esteury Ruiz, who finished with three hits, two extra base hits and two RBI. Enmanuel Valdez, who was named Astros minor league player of the month, finished with two goals and a home run to lead Corpus Christi. Justin Dirden and Ross Adolph also scored for the Hooks, who are now 9-13.
Rey Castillo is a sports reporter for The Caller Times and a graduate of Texas A&M-Kingsville. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @reycastillo361