First-Place Missions KO Hooks in Eighth

CC has dropped four in a row

J.D. Davis went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Monday night

By Corpus Christi Hooks | June 12, 2017 11:25 PM ET

SAN ANTONIO - Franmil Reyes belted a three-run double in the ninth inning Monday night, powering the Missions to a 7-3 lead over Corpus Christi at Wolff Stadium.

After the Hooks took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth, Jacob Dorris (1-2) walked two of the first three in the home half. Noah Perio hit a single into right field, loading the bases and ending Dorris' night. Ryan Thompson's first pitch struck Jose Rondon to tie the game. 

Reyes then launched a 2-0 pitch into the left-field corner for a 6-3 Missions (36-27) edge. With two away, Alberth Martinez punched a base hit into right, driving in to Reyes to cap the outburst.

The evening began as a duel between Rogelio Armenteros and Kyle Lloyd.

Corpus Christi (30-33) scratched out a run in the first. Jason Martin singled into right and went first to third on a double by J.D. Davis. Jon Singleton hit a sac fly for his 38th RBI.

The Hooks second tally came in the sixth. Martin doubled into the right-field corner and Davis smacked an RBI single into center field.

Lloyd struck out 10 against six hits and one walk in seven innings.

The only damage against Armenteros was a two-run home run off the bat of Stephen McGee in the third. The Cuban right-hander fanned six and issued one free pass, throwing 63 of 98 pitches for strikes.

Dorris, who relieved Armenteros with two away in the sixth, retired the first four men he faced before losing command in the eighth.

Corpus Christi grabbed a fleeting advantage against Kyle McGrath (1-1) in the eighth. With one down, Drew Ferguson scratched an opposite-field single into right. Ferguson stole second and moved to third when the catcher's throw sailed into center. Davis smashed a line-drive off the glove of a diving Ty France at third to plate Ferguson.

The Hooks aim to avoid being swept Tuesday night. Josh James (3-2, 2.16) is slated to face rehabbing Padres lefty Christian Friedrich. First pitch 7:05. 

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

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