MIDLAND - Yordan Alvarez hit two home runs and the Hooks racked up five more extra-base hits in an 8-3 victory over the RockHounds Wednesday afternoon at Security Bank Ballpark.Corpus Christi is tied with San Antonio for the best record in the Texas League at 16-10.
MIDLAND - Yordan Alvarez hit two home runs and the Hooks racked up five more extra-base hits in an 8-3 victory over the RockHounds Wednesday afternoon at Security Bank Ballpark.
Corpus Christi is tied with San Antonio for the best record in the Texas League at 16-10.
Alvarez put the Hooks on the board with a two-run shot to left field in the first.
Midland answered right away, sending eight men to the plate in the home half for a 3-2 lead.
Taylor Jones started his four-hit day with a two-run single to left field in the third, pushing the Hooks back in front, 4-3.
Lorenzo Quintana made it 5-2 Corpus Christi with an RBI single in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Yoanys Quiala rebounded from a rocky first by retiring 13 of the final 14 men he faced.
Akeem Bostick earned the save, firing four innings of shutout ball.
Bostick and Quiala teamed to hold Midland to three singles over the final eight innings.
The Hooks salted the game by adding three markers over the final two innings. Josh Rojas' RBI triple highlighted a two-run eighth, and the ninth began with Alvarez's second opposite-field shot of the afternoon.
Alvarez, who is tied for the Texas League lead with 24 RBIs, also authored an outfield assist, throwing out Brett Siddall at home plate from left field in the sixth, maintaining what was a two-run lead at the time.
Texas A&M product Corbin Martin is slated to make his Double-A debut Thursday night for Corpus Christi. First pitch 7 p.m.