Season Ends With 4-3 Loss to Tulsa

Hooks finish season 66-73

Bryan De La Cruz tallied the final home run of the season, capping a team-record 163 for the Hooks in 2019. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner / Corpus Christi Hooks | September 2, 2019 6:02 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks dropped the season finale Monday afternoon to the Tulsa Drillers, 4-3, finishing the season with a 66-73 record.

The second half record of 33-37 nearly identically matched the first half mark of 33-36.

Top Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley got the start Monday, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and three punchouts.

He surrendered a single to Drew Avans to start the ballgame, then threw two wild pitches allowing Avans to move to third with two outs. Connor Wong drove Avans in with a single.

Bryan De La Cruz immediately answered to begin the bottom of the frame with a line drive home run to left (4) to level the score.

Tulsa got two more in the second in a sloppy inning for Whitley and catcher Colton Shaver. But Corey Julks picked up his first RBIs at Whataburger Field in the four with a two-out, two-run single to tie it at 3-3.

Jordan Procyshen belted a solo shot (8) to start the seventh off Yohan Ramirez for the winning run. Ramirez (L, 3-5) struck out nine on just two hits and a walk over 5.0 innings.

With 14 team strikeouts, the Hooks' pitching staff finished the season with a Texas League-record 1,453 strikeouts.

Edwin Uceta (W, 7-2) worked 4.0 scoreless innings in relief to finish the game.

The Hooks will open the 2020 season at Whataburger Field on Thursday, April 9 against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Check back at cchooks.com for future schedule announcements.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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