Missions Use Big Inning To Complete Sweep

Antonio Nunez collected three hits in Corpus Christi's loss in San Antonio on Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium. (Charlie Blalock)

By Corpus Christi Hooks | June 13, 2017 10:56 PM ET

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. 

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

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