SAN ANTONIO - The Missions rallied for seven runs in the third inning on Tuesday night in San Antonio, en route to a 8-4 victory against the Hooks in front of 6,196 fans at Wolff Stadium.
Corpus Christi (30-34) opened the scoring against Missions starter Christian Friedrich, who went two innings in a rehab assignment. In the top of the second, Antonio Nunez laced an RBI single with the bases loaded to give the Hooks a 1-0 advantage.
In the bottom of the third, Hooks righty Josh James (3-3) gave up a double to start the frame. After two walks, a two-RBI double from Noah Perio put San Antonio in front, 2-1. San Antonio (37-27) would go on to score five more runs in the frame, including a two-run triple by Alberth Martinez. James was lifted from the game after 2 1/3 innings and replaced by right-hander Riley Ferrell.
Ferrell provided quality work out of Corpus Christi's bullpen, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up just one run.
Right-hander Enyel De Los Santos (3-3) entered the game for San Antonio to begin the fourth with the Missions leading 7-1. De Los Santos did not allowed a run until the seventh, when the Hooks rallied to creep back into the game.
Drew Ferguson hit an RBI single to make it 8-2 while a throwing error by Missions third baseman Ty France allowed a pair of runs to score later in the inning.
De Los Santos ultimately threw five innings while righty TJ Weir pitched a scoreless ninth. Lefty Sean Stutzman pitched two innings out of the Hooks bullpen and gave up a run while Andrew Thome threw a scoreless frame in the eighth.
Shortstop Antonio Nunez was a bright spot for Corpus Christi's offense, as he collected three hits and scored a run.
The Hooks continue their road trip and begin a four-game set in Midland on Wednesday night. RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (1-3, 5.68 ERA) takes the mound for Corpus Christi while the RockHounds counter with RHP Joel Seddon (3-1, 3.75 ERA). First pitch is at 6:30 PM.
The game can be heard with Michael Coffin on 1360 AM KKTX, online, or via the MiLB First Pitch app beginning at 6:10 PM.
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