Thursday, September 4th: Kenny Wilson Helps Hounds Even Up Series while Stockton’s Season Comes to an End

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kenny Wilson (3 for 5 / RBI / Run / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kenny Wilson (3 for 5 / RBI / Run / Stolen Base)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Texas League South Division Championship Series – Game #2

Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders       3

WP – Dull 1-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kenny Wilson

(3 for 5 / RBI / Run / Stolen Base)

With the game tied in the top of the 9th, the RockHounds pushed three runs across the plate to secure the victory and even up their best-of-five playoff series with Frisco on Thursday. Center fielder Kenny Wilson, who has proven to be one of Midland’s most productive hitters in this playoff series, had 3 hits on Thursday while driving in the tying run in the 6th and scoring the winning run in the 9th for the RockHounds. Right fielder Kent Matthes singled, doubled and walked, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss singled, walked and drove in a pair, and 1st-round draft pick Matt Chapman went 2 for 4 with a walk and scored a run for the RockHounds. Scheduled starter Chris Jensen was scratched for unknown reasons and RHP Tim Sexton came out of the bullpen to make the start on Thursday. Sexton was charged with 2 runs over 3 innings of work, while LHP Frank Gailey pitched 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief after Midland tied the game in the top of the 6th. RHP Ryan Dull struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning to earn the win, and RHP Jose Flores got the final out to pick up the save. The series will now shift to Midland for Game #3 on Friday.

Click here for more on the Stockton Ports’ Game #2 Result…

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

California League North Division Miniseries – Game #2

Visalia Rawhide   2

Stockton Ports   1

LP – Lamb 0-1 / 3.18

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(5 2/3 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

The Ports saw their season come to an abrupt end after scoring just one run to lose their second straight playoff game and dash the team’s postseason hopes on Thursday. Starter Chris Lamb shut out Visalia through the first 4 innings and ended up allowing 2 runs while walking none and striking out 8 over 5 2/3 innings of work to take the loss. RHP Brendan McCurry struck out 3 over 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Austin House pitched a perfect 9th for the Ports. Second baseman Chad Pinder singled and drove in Stockton’s only run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the 6th, while shortstop Daniel Robertson walked twice, and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Boog Powell had a pair of hits apiece. The Ports loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 9th when Robertson, Pinder and Matt Olson all reached base to start the inning, but Renato Nunez grounded out, Beau Taylor popped out and Ryon Healy struck out swinging to end the season for Stockton.

 

Friday’s Game:

Frisco @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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