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Thomas at top of the class for D-backs

Arizona standouts make immediate impact at system's upper levels
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October 25, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their system. We start our 2021 Organization All-Stars series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the D-backs are just two years removed from

Fresno cruises to a 4-0 win over Vegas thanks to Emanuel's gem

Kent Emanuel strikes out a season-high eight over six shutout innings; Pitching staff combines to punch out 13 batters on the night
August 13, 2018

The Fresno Grizzlies (69-51) blanked the Las Vegas 51s (60-60) 4-0 Monday night from Chukchansi Park. For the first time since July 5th, the Grizzlies completed a shutout (also against the 51s). Fresno improved to 22-9 in series openers (12-4 at home) and dropped their magic number to 13. Starter

Fresno earns a series split after a 5-3 win over Omaha

Yordan Alvarez drills two-run homer in the 3rd; Pitching staff fans 11, brings season-total to 1,039 punchouts
July 30, 2018

The Fresno Grizzlies (63-45) beat the Omaha Storm Chasers (49-58) 5-3 Monday night from Chukchansi Park. With the victory, Fresno earned a series split and improved to 8-8 in two-run affairs. The win kept the Grizzlies division lead over the Reno Aces at eight games with 32 left to play.Starter

Fresno crushes three homers in 7-4 loss at ABQ

Yordan Alvarez (3), Taylor Jones (4) and Jamie Ritchie (2) each go deep
July 21, 2018

The Albuquerque Isotopes (49-51) defeated the Fresno Grizzlies (57-43) 7-4 in seven innings Saturday evening from Isotopes Park. In the 100th game of the year, Fresno dropped their first Saturday road game (7-1). Grizzlies starter Brady Rodgers (0-1) suffered the loss in his second Triple-A start since returning from Tommy

Tacoma tops Fresno 4-3 Thursday night

Yordan Alvarez and Jamie Ritchie each pick up their first Triple-A HR in the 2nd; Grizzlies division lead cut to 3.5 games
July 12, 2018

The Tacoma Rainiers (49-42) survived the Fresno Grizzlies (52-38) 4-3 Thursday night at Cheney Stadium. With the victory, Tacoma trails Fresno by three and a half games for the division lead. Rainiers starter Bryan Evans (2-1, win) twirled six innings of two-run ball. He scattered five hits and struck out

Hooks Gain Ground on SA

CC has won 14 of its last 19 & stands a season-best 15 games over .500
June 16, 2018

MIDLAND - Corpus Christi secured a series victory in the Permian Basin Friday night, besting Midland, 6-2, before 4,471 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.With the win and Frisco's walk-off triumph over San Antonio, the Hooks (41-26) are one game back of the first-place Missions with three to play in the

Hooks Edge Hounds in Opener

June 14, 2018

MIDLAND - A two-out RBI single by Jamie Ritchie in the eighth inning Wednesday night was the difference in Corpus Christi's 4-3 win over the RockHounds before 3,181 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.With San Antonio's extra-inning triumph over Frisco, the Hooks (39-26) remain two games back of the Missions with

Hooks Start Stand with a Bang

Cesar matches club record by extending hit streak to 27 games
June 5, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Chas McCormick belted a two-run home run in his first Double-A at-bat Tuesday night, and his club later engineered a six-run fourth inning as Corpus Christi cruised to a 9-2 victory over Frisco in the series opener at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (34-23) have won seven of their

Offense Ignites in the Ozarks

May 29, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Josh Rojas' bases-loaded triple spearheaded a six-run sixth inning Tuesday night, as the Hooks rolled to an 11-4 triumph over the Cardinals in the series opener at Hammons Field.Corpus Christi (30-21) has won five of its last seven games.

De Leon, Benjamin Fuel Frisco

May 21, 2018

Michael De Leon plated five runs and Wes Benjamin hurled six innings of one-run ball as Frisco secured a series victory over Corpus Christi with a 7-3 triumph before 11,844 students on Monday afternoon at Dr Pepper Ballpark.All seven of the RoughRiders' (14-30) runs were notched with two outs.

Hooks Handcuff Hounds in Opener

April 23, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks received a strong start by Framber Valdez and shutout work from the bullpen, besting Midland 6-1 in Monday's series opener at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi has won five in a row, and nine of the last 11. Valdez struck out seven, and permitted just two hits

Hooks Wallop Riders for Second Straight Night

CC has won 7 of the last 9 games
April 22, 2018

Corpus Christi scored seven times over the first two innings Saturday night, rolling toward a 10-3 triumph over Frisco at Dr Pepper Ballpark.The Hooks (9-6) secured the series victory by racking up 21 runs on 34 hits over the last two ballgames.

Alvarez Salvo Cements Walk-Off Win

April 15, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Yordan Alvarez belted a two-out three-run home run to left field in the 11th inning Sunday afternoon, lifting the Hooks to a 10-7 triumph over Arkansas before 4,346 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second against Andrew Moore thanks to

Frisco Withstands Late CC Rally to Forge Split

Ritchie authors first cycle in Hooks history
August 7, 2017

FRISCO - Despite a four-run Corpus Christi eighth, the RoughRiders secured a 7-6 victory on a wet Sunday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.  With Corpus Christi (20-23, 54-59) trailing 7-2 in the eighth, catcher Jamie Ritchie penned a memorable moment in the club's history. With one down in the inning,

Ritchie completes Hooks' first cycle

Astros prospect triples in last at-bat to earn spot in record book
August 6, 2017

Jamie Ritchie may be a catcher and he may not be the fastest player on the diamond, but he doesn't necessarily fit the mold of slow, plodding athletes who wear the tools of ignorance. Even so, hitting a triple to complete the first cycle in Double-A Corpus Christi's 13-year history was

Mendez Handcuffs Hooks

June 9, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI - Lefty Yohander Méndez fired six innings of one-run ball Friday night as Frisco forced a split of the four-game series with a 3-1 triumph over the Hooks at Whataburger Field.

Davis Powers Hooks in Slugfest

June 9, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI - J.D. Davis belted two home runs, including a grand slam, Thursday night as Corpus Christi knocked off Frisco, 11-6, before 4,331 fans at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (30-29), who established a new season-high for runs scored, have won two of the first three games in this series.