Hooks Rally to Level Series

CC blanks Hounds over final six frames

(Rich Crimi)

By Corpus Christi Hooks | July 13, 2017 11:35 PM ET

MIDLAND - J.D. Davis' 20th home run of 2017 was the go-ahead swing in Corpus Christi's 6-3 come-from-behind win over the RockHounds Thursday night at Security Bank Ballpark.

Trailing 3-0, Jon Singleton opened the fourth with a dinger to left-center off A's top pitching prospect A.J. Puk.

The Hooks (10-10, 44-46) managed another run in the fifth. Antonio Nunez scratched out an infield single and, two outs later, Puk struck Kyle Tucker with a pitch. Davis snapped an 0-for-18 spell by smoking a line drive into right field which landed for an RBI.

Puck, who struck out six in the first three innings, departed after five.

Joel Seddon (3-3) worked a 1-2-3 sixth before running aground in the seventh. Nunez ripped a lead-off double into the teeth of a 20-mph wind and over the head of right-fielder J.P. Sportman. Bryan De La Cruz then punched a single into center, setting up Ramon Laureano's RBI groundout. With two away and Aaron Kurcz on the hill, Davis launched a 2-0 pitch over the 15-foot fence in left-center for his Texas League best 20th home run and a 5-3 Hooks edge.

Corpus Christi added insurance in the eighth. Garrett Stubbs opened with a double and later scored on De La Cruz's sac fly to center field.

After yielding three runs to Midland (5-15, 40-50) in the first three innings, Brock Dykxhoorn retired eight of the final nine men he faced. Ryan Thompson (1-2) and Andrew Walter teamed for four frames of shutout relief.

Walter stranded two in the ninth to pick up his first Double-A save.

Yoanys Quiala (1-1, 2.60) gets the ball for the Hooks Friday night. Grant Holmes (5-9, 5.20) is the opposition. First pitch 7:00. 

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

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