Saturday, September 10th: Hounds Clinch Divisional Playoff Series while Sounds Fall to Force Decisive Game #5

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Mann 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

The RockHounds clinched their third straight Texas League South Division title by earning their third victory in four games over Corpus Christi on Saturday. 32-year-old LHP Brandon Mann turned in an outstanding start, striking out 6 while throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings to earn the win for Midland. RHPs Trey Cochran-Gill and Jake Sanchez each allowed 1 run in relief for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman each singled twice, doubled and drove in a run, while right fielder Tyler Marincov walked, scored twice and doubled in a run for the RockHounds. Midland will now move on to meet Northwest Arkansas as the team tries to capture its third straight Texas League championship. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

Click here for more on the Nashville Sounds’ Game #4 Result…

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS  (Triple-A)

GAME #4

Oklahoma City Dodgers  7

Nashville Sounds          1

LP – Roach 0-1 / 1.80

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Donn Roach

(5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 5 K)

 

RHP Donn Roach, whom the A’s recently claimed off waivers from Detroit, was solid in his first start for the Sounds, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work, but he ended up suffering the loss as Oklahoma City tied the best-of-five series 2-2 on Saturday to force a decisive Game #5 showdown on Sunday. RHP Aaron Kurcz gave up 3 runs in 1 inning of relief, while RHP Eduard Santos surrendered 2 runs, and RHP Carlos Navas tossed 2 scoreless innings in the loss. The Sounds managed just 6 hits in the game. Right fielder Josh Rodriguez contributed 3 singles, while third baseman Matt Chapman doubled for Nashville’s only extra-base hit in the loss. Nashville Sounds Playoff Roster

 

Sunday’s Games:

Oklahoma City (TBA) @ Nashville (Chris Jensen 2-6, 4.53) – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

 

 

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