San Antonio shuts out Baby Cakes

Missions cruise to shutout following five-run first inning

August 18, 2019 10:33 PM

The San Antonio Missions rode a five-run first inning to an 8-0 shutout of the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Sunday night at Wolff Stadium.

New Orleans dropped the final two games of the series after winning seven consecutive road games and reaching a season-best 13 games over the .500 mark.

San Antonio batted around against Cody Poteet in the opening frame, despite collecting only three hits, capped by a two-out RBI double by opposing pitcher Bubba Derby. Poteet forced in three runs on a pair of walks and a hit batter with the bases loaded, and Jake Hager added a run-scoring ground out.

Tyler Austin homered for the first time as a member of the Missions in the bottom of the fourth, stretching their lead to 6-0.

Poteet (2-2) lasted five innings and yielded six runs on eight hits. The right-hander struck out two and walked four.

A late replacement for Aaron Wilkerson, who was promoted to the Milwaukee Brewers, Derby (6-7) gave up three hits in five innings and fanned six to earn the victory.

Austin Dean collected three of the Baby Cakes' six hits, all of which were singles.

The 'Cakes return home to host the Omaha Storm Chasers in a four-game set beginning Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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

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