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TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Defensive miscues cost RockHounds in loss to Hooks

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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 10:02 pm

MIDLAND Defensive miscues proved to be the difference Friday night as the Midland RockHounds fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks 5-2 Friday in Texas League play at Security Bank Ballpark.

The Hooks got on the board in the top of the first inning after Bryan de La Cruz reached on a fielding error to lead off the game and scored three batters later thanks to an RBI single from Lorenzo Quintana.

The Hooks added a run in the fourth when Ronnie Dawson led off with a triple and Chuckie Robinson followed with a double.

Midland struggled offensively as it did not record a hit off of Corpus Christi starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas for five-plus innings. Chase Calabuig recorded the first hit for Midland with a one-out single in the sixth. Tyler Ramirez drove in the RockHounds first run two batters later with a single.

After an RBI single from Seth Beer in the seventh, Corpus Christi added two more runs in the eighth after Dawson reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to third base on a throwing error to score a run. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Robinson.

Nate Mondou closed out the scoring in the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run to right field but the RockHounds could not get any closer.

The series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday at Security Bank Ballpark

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