Round Rock Collects Series Victory with 6-3 Win Over Sacramento

The Oklahoma City Dodgers played the Round Rock Express on May 13, 2019, at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock Texas. The Express won 4-2. (Andy Nietupski)

By Stevie Golding / Round Rock Express | August 5, 2019 11:27 PM

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express (68-45) stood strong at the plate to propel a series victory over the Sacramento River Cats (61-53) with a 6-3 victory in their finale on Monday night at Dell Diamond. Eight E-Train batters recorded at least one hit while DH Jack Mayfield extended his season-high hitting streak to 17 games with an RBI single.

Express LHP Framber Valdez (3-2, 2.37) earned the win after 6.0 strong innings. The starter let in only two runs on five hits while fanning eight opponents. Sacramento starter RHP Casey Meisner (2-1, 4.86) was dealt the loss after surrendering four runs on six hits and two walks in 5.2 innings of work.

Sacramento struck in the second as C Aramis Garcia notched a one-out single before advancing to second when 1B Cristhian Adames grounded out. A double off the bat of SS Abiatal Avelino then plated the first run of the game.

However, Round Rock answered back with a three-spot in the home half of the frame. 1B Taylor Jones got things started with a double prior to a 3B Nick Tanielu walk. RF Chas McCormick then loaded the bases with a single and C Jamie Ritchie put the E-Train's first run on the board with a sacrifice fly, plating Jones while Tanielu slid to third. SS Alex De Goti and CF Myles Straw notched back-to-back hits, the second of which scored Tanielu, and kept the bases loaded to plate the frame's third run when 2B Abraham Toro was hit by a pitch.

The next inning, River Cats LF Joey Rickard worked a walk and later raced to second on a Mauricio Dubon single. RF Mike Gerber and CF Jaylin Davis each grounded out in the following at-bats but advanced the runner to third and eventually home to bring the visitors within 3-2.

After a pair of scoreless innings, Tanielu went yard for Round Rock's fourth run, but Adames mimicked the hit to keep Sacramento within striking distance at 4-3.

The back-and-forth affair continued in the home half of the seventh. Straw worked a one-out walk, quickly advanced to second on a Toro base hit, and raced to third when CF Jaylin Davis committed a throwing error. Mayfield then singled in Straw for an insurance run while Toro trotted to third before scoring on a Kyle Tucker sacrifice fly the next at-bat.

Round Rock's bullpen held off Sacramento, allowing only one run while striking out four to secure a 6-3 victory in the series finale. RHP Cy Sneed and RHP Dean Deetz each put in an inning of work to notch holds while RHP Ronel Blanco tossed a perfect ninth inning to collect the save.

After a league-wide off-day on Tuesday, the Express hit the road to open a three-game set against the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres affiliate) on Wednesday. El Paso RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (1-1, 11.78) is slated to get the nod on the hill against a Round Rock pitcher yet to be announced. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m.

For more information on the Express, visit RRExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and join the conversation during our historic 20th season using #20STROng.

#RR#

 

 

Round Rock Express Baseball, owned and operated by Ryan Sanders Baseball, LP, is the proud Triple-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the Pacific Coast League.

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express (68-45) stood strong at the plate to propel a series victory over the Sacramento River Cats (61-53) with a 6-3 victory in their finale on Monday night at Dell Diamond. Eight E-Train batters recorded at least one hit while DH Jack Mayfield extended his season-high hitting streak to 17 games with an RBI single.

Express LHP Framber Valdez (3-2, 2.37) earned the win after 6.0 strong innings. The starter let in only two runs on five hits while fanning eight opponents. Sacramento starter RHP Casey Meisner (2-1, 4.86) was dealt the loss after surrendering four runs on six hits and two walks in 5.2 innings of work.

Sacramento struck in the second as C Aramis Garcia notched a one-out single before advancing to second when 1B Cristhian Adames grounded out. A double off the bat of SS Abiatal Avelino then plated the first run of the game.

However, Round Rock answered back with a three-spot in the home half of the frame. 1B Taylor Jones got things started with a double prior to a 3B Nick Tanielu walk. RF Chas McCormick then loaded the bases with a single and C Jamie Ritchie put the E-Train's first run on the board with a sacrifice fly, plating Jones while Tanielu slid to third. SS Alex De Goti and CF Myles Straw notched back-to-back hits, the second of which scored Tanielu, and kept the bases loaded to plate the frame's third run when 2B Abraham Toro was hit by a pitch.

The next inning, River Cats LF Joey Rickard worked a walk and later raced to second on a Mauricio Dubon single. RF Mike Gerber and CF Jaylin Davis each grounded out in the following at-bats but advanced the runner to third and eventually home to bring the visitors within 3-2.

After a pair of scoreless innings, Tanielu went yard for Round Rock's fourth run, but Adames mimicked the hit to keep Sacramento within striking distance at 4-3.

The back-and-forth affair continued in the home half of the seventh. Straw worked a one-out walk, quickly advanced to second on a Toro base hit, and raced to third when CF Jaylin Davis committed a throwing error. Mayfield then singled in Straw for an insurance run while Toro trotted to third before scoring on a Kyle Tucker sacrifice fly the next at-bat.

Round Rock's bullpen held off Sacramento, allowing only one run while striking out four to secure a 6-3 victory in the series finale. RHP Cy Sneed and RHP Dean Deetz each put in an inning of work to notch holds while RHP Ronel Blanco tossed a perfect ninth inning to collect the save.

After a league-wide off-day on Tuesday, the Express hit the road to open a three-game set against the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres affiliate) on Wednesday. El Paso RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (1-1, 11.78) is slated to get the nod on the hill against a Round Rock pitcher yet to be announced. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m.

For more information on the Express, visit RRExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and join the conversation during our historic 20th season using #20STROng.

#RR#

 

 

Round Rock Express Baseball, owned and operated by Ryan Sanders Baseball, LP, is the proud Triple-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the Pacific Coast League.

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

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