MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds pull away for victory in home opener

MIDLAND The Midland RockHounds made home field advantage count in their first home game in nearly two years in a 6-1 victory over the San Antonio Missions Tuesday at Momentum Bank Ballpark.

Tyler Ramirez got things started for the RockHounds (3-4 overall) with a double to right field, bringing in Nick Allen to give the home team a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Allen brought a runner in with a sacrifice fly to extend the advantage to 2-0 in the bottom of the third. Kyle Overstreet had a quick response for the Missions in the next inning, hitting a homer to deep right field to cut the lead to 2-1.

The RockHounds came alive offensively throughout the rest of the contest, scoring four unanswered runs to seal the win.

Allen went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs. Midland starting pitcher Brady Fiegl earned the win by striking out five batters in five innings.

Midland will continue its series with San Antonio at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Momentum Bank Ballpark.


RockHounds 6, Missions 1


San Antonio… 000  100 000   —     1    10     0

Midland……… 101  002  20x   —     6      9     0

Adrian Martinez, Sam Williams (5), Henry Henry (6), Tom Cosgrove (7) and Juan Fernandez. Brady Fiegl, Jesus Zambrano (6), Eric Marinez (7), Zack Erwin (8), Zach Jackson (9) and Kyle McCann. W — Fiegl. L — Martinez. 2B — Midland: Tyler Ramirez, Jhonny Santos (2), Nick Allen and Chase Calabuig. San Antonio: Esteury Ruiz. HR — San Antonio: Kyle Overstreet.

Records — Midland: 3-4 overall; San Antonio: 4-3.