A couple of long balls were the difference as Corpus Christi edged San Antonio 3-1 in game one of a Monday doubleheader at Wolff Stadium.
After missing two games due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the Missions and Hooks resumed their now three-game series. Although the skies were sunny, weather would play a role early in game one. After Myles Straw led off the game by working a walk off Missions righty Cal Quantrill, Ryne Birk gave the Hooks a 2-0 lead when he followed with a wind-aided homer to right.
San Antonio countered in the bottom of the frame against right-hander Franklin Perez as Fernando Tatis Jr. belted his first Double-A homer, a solo blast to left center.
Quantrill worked around a two-out walk in the second, but in the third, fell victim again to the wind blowing out to right as Ramon Laureano's fly ball cleared the wall and pushed the Corpus Christi lead to 3-1.
Though he wasn't his sharpest Monday afternoon, Quantrill (1-4) overcame four walks by striking out six over three and two-thirds innings. The six punchouts were the most for Quantrill at the Double-A level.
However, Perez along with relievers Alex Winkelman (2-7) and Riley Ferrell (3rd save), kept the Missions at bay, combining to allow just three hits over the final four innings.
Brett Kennedy (12-7, 3.65) will get the ball for San Antonio (33-28, 74-57) in game two, while Corpus Christi counters with fellow righty Cionel Perez (0-0, 7.36).
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