The San Antonio Missions defeated the Midland RockHounds 6-5 Monday afternoon at Wolff Stadium to avoid a Midland sweep.
The RockHounds put five on the board in the first six innings, including a three run homer by Miles Head to give them the 5-0 lead. The Missions were hitless until the bottom of the sixth when Jake Blackwood singled to lead off the inning, on their way to six unanswered runs over the next three innings.
Rymer Liriano's triple plated Blackwood and Reymond Fuentes' sac fly brought in Liriano to bring the score 5-2.
Jason Hagerty's sac fly in the seventh scored Nate Freiman to make it 5-3.
The Missions took the lead in the eighth courtesy of a solo home run by Fuentes and a two-run homer by Freiman who now has 21 home runs on the season, second only to Frisco's Mike Olt (25). San Antonio tallied seventeen total bases over the final three innings.
Ryan Kelly (4-1, 2.93 ERA) gets the win and Jeremy McBryde (3.06 ERA) gets his eleventh save of the season.
The Missions home stand continues tomorrow as they welcome the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros) for three games that go through Thursday, July 26.
Both making their debut starts in Double-A ball, righty Asher Wojciechowski takes the hill for Corpus and right-hander Adys Portillo takes the mound for San Antonio. Portillo was promoted Sunday from the Class-A Fort Wayne TinCaps, Class A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres with a 6-6 record and 1.87 ERA.
Tomorrow night is $2.00 Tuesday with $2.00 Reserved tickets, $2.00 parking, $2.00 draft beer and $2.00 Kiolbassa Sausages all night long. You can catch all the Missions action on KKYX 680 AM, the home of Missions baseball with Roy Acuff and Mike Saeger
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