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Hinojosa Blast Propels Skeeters to Win over Round Rock 

October 1, 2021

SUGAR LAND, Texas) – A two-run home run from CJ Hinojosa helped lead the Sugar Land Skeeters to a 4-2 win over the Round Rock Express on Friday night at Constellation Field. Hinojosa belted the two-run shot, his 11th of the season, in the fifth inning to put the Skeeters

SUGAR LAND, Texas) – A two-run home run from CJ Hinojosa helped lead the Sugar Land Skeeters to a 4-2 win over the Round Rock Express on Friday night at Constellation Field.

Hinojosa belted the two-run shot, his 11th of the season, in the fifth inning to put the Skeeters up for good on the night. Hinojosa ranks fifth in Triple A West with a .317 batting average this season.

Right-hander Tyler Ivey made his second appearance with the Skeeters as part of his MLB Rehab Assignment, allowing a run on five hits while striking out two batters and totaling 45 pitches. Michael Kelly followed Ivey by striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of relief to receive the winning decision.

Korey Lee, rated as the Houston Astros’ No. 1 prospect, per MLB.com, got the Skeeters on the board with a two-run single in the first inning. Charles Leblanc countered with a solo home run for Round Rock in the second and Josh Jung delivered a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Josh James struck out three batters through a scoreless ninth to pick up his first save with the Skeeters this season. The win moved the Skeeters to 3-5 through the 10-game Triple A Final Stretch.

The Skeeters and Round Rock continue their five-game series at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday at Constellation Field. The Skeeters will be giving away throwback replica Jose Altuve Houston Astros jerseys to the first 1,500 fans in attendance for Saturday’s game.

Tickets for the Triple A Final Stretch at Constellation Field are on sale and can be purchased by visiting sugarlandskeeters.com/tickets.

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