Flying Chanclas Suffer Friday Night Loss to Amarillo
SAN ANTONIO – For the second consecutive night, the San Antonio Missions took the field wearing their Flying Chanclas uniforms. For the fourth consecutive game this series, San Antonio was defeated by the Amarillo Sod Poodles. The Flying Chanclas were shutout for the 10th time this season as they collected
SAN ANTONIO – For the second consecutive night, the San Antonio Missions took the field wearing their Flying Chanclas uniforms. For the fourth consecutive game this series, San Antonio was defeated by the Amarillo Sod Poodles. The Flying Chanclas were shutout for the 10th time this season as they collected just four hits. Amarillo plated seven runs on nine hits while claiming the victory.
Jackson Wolf was the starting pitcher for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio. Making his Nelson Wolff Stadium debut, the southpaw allowed two runs on two hits in the top of the first inning. Jorge Barrosa began the game with a double to center field. Jordan Lawlar grounded out and Barrosa advanced to third base. After issuing a walk to Tristin English, Deyvison De Los Santos drove in Barrosa with a base hit to left-center field. English, who advanced to third base on the single, scored on a wild pitch to make it a 2-0 lead for Amarillo.
Blake Walston was the starting pitcher for the Sod Poodles. He left a runner stranded in scoring position during the first inning. With one out in the frame, Ethan Skender hit a double down the left field line. Domingo Leyba flew out and Yorman Rodriguez grounded out to end the inning.
Amarillo had a chance to improve their lead in the fourth inning. After retiring the first batter of the inning, Blaze Alexander doubled and put himself in scoring position. Wolf recorded the second out of the inning before allowing a single to Tim Tawa. On the play, Alexander attempted to score from second base. He was thrown out at home by Ripken Reyes. For Reyes, this was his ninth outfield assist of the season.
The Sod Poodles added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Eduardo Diaz legged out a triple to start the inning. Nick Dalesandro drew a walk before stealing second base. On the stolen base attempt, Diaz came in to score because of a throwing error from catcher Webster Rivas. Lawlar drove in Dalesandro with a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-0 ballgame.
Amarillo made it a 6-0 game in the sixth inning. With one out in the frame, Wolf allowed back-to-back singles to Alexander and Vukovich. Alexander, who had stolen second base following his base hit, scored on the Vukovich single. Vukovich stole second base and scored on a ground-rule double from Diaz.
Walston, the 5th-ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks’ organization, put together a stellar outing against the Flying Chanclas. The southpaw tossed six shutout innings while allowing two hits, issuing two walks, and striking out four batters.
San Antonio had a chance to end the shutout in the seventh inning. Facing Kenny Hernandez, Rodriguez began the inning with a double. He advanced to third base following a ground out from Rivas. Rodriguez was left stranded after Kelvin Melean grounded out.
*Post-Game Notes *
With the loss, San Antonio falls to 29-38 (2nd half), 67-67 (overall) on the season
10th shutout loss of the season
Ripken Reyes: 9th outfield assist of the season in the 4th inning
Noel Vela (#11 Padres prospect): DNP
Jackson Wolf (#13 Padres prospect): L, 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
Joshua Mears (#14 Padres prospect): 0-2, BB, K
Tirso Ornelas (#18 Padres prospect): DNP
Kevin Kopps (#23 Padres prospect): 1.0 IP, K
Alek Jacob (#24 Padres prospect): DNP
The San Antonio Missions will continue their six-game homestand with the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Saturday, September 17th. Right-hander Brandon Komar (4-4, 6.45) is scheduled to pitch for the Missions. Right-hander Ross Carver (2-4, 9.56) is scheduled to pitch for the Sod Poodles. First pitch is expected at 7:05 p.m. from Nelson Wolff Stadium.
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