SAN ANTONIO - Following back-to-back games in which they went to extra innings in a scoreless tie, the San Antonio Missions and Fresno Grizzlies flipped the offensive switch Sunday night at Wolff Stadium. The Grizzlies held off the Missions 11-10 in a back-and-forth affair.
After combining for six runs on 19 hits in the first two games of the series the Missions and Grizzlies erupted for a combined 21 runs on 30 hits Sunday night including eight extra-base hits.
The Grizzlies scored three runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to take an 11-9 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Jake Hager opened the frame with his second hit of the game and advanced to second a balk by Dakota Bacus. Blake Allemand recorded a productive out as he moved Hager along to third base and Nate Orf worked a walk. Tyrone Taylor lashed a single to left field to cut the lead in half but Bacus held tough on the mound to earn his ninth save of the campaign.
Fresno's Yadiel Hernandez swatted a pair of home runs to become the third Missions opponent to record a multi-homer game in 2019.
David Freitas was the offensive star for the Missions on the night. The catcher finished a triple shy of the cycle while scoring three runs and driving in two. Six different Missions tallied multi-hit games including Troy Stokes Jr. who tallied a season-high three hits. Freitas' three runs scored matched a season-high.
The Missions and Grizzlies conclude their four-game series against Monday morning at Wolff Stadium. Right-hander Corbin Burnes (0-0, 0.71) is scheduled to start for the Missions against right-hander Wil Crowe (0-1, 3.46) for the Grizzlies. First pitch is set for 11:05 a.m.
-With the loss, San Antonio dropped to 70-43 on the season.
-Sunday's game was the 13th game in which the Missions have scored multiple runs in at least three different innings.
-The Missions lost a game in which they scored 10 or more runs for the first time since August 3, 2018 at Double-A Midland when they fell 13-11.
-The Missions are now 12-1 in games in which they score 10 or more runs.
-Hernán Pérez drew three walks on the night to match a single-game team-high. It was the ninth time a Missions player has drawn three walks in a game.
-San Antonio extended its season-long errorless streak to nine games
-Cory Spangenberg scored three runs on the night to push his season total to 71, which is a new career-high.
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