Quintana, Wrenn lead the way for Corpus Christi

Quintana, Wrenn lead the way for Corpus Christi

Lorenzo Quintana homered and singled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two as the Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the Springfield Cardinals 9-3 on Tuesday. Stephen Wrenn singled three times with two runs and a pair of RBIs for Corpus Christi. Trailing 1-0 in the third, Springfield took

Perez, Rojas carry Corpus Christi to 9-2 win over Midland

Perez, Rojas carry Corpus Christi to 9-2 win over Midland

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Josh Rojas homered and had two hits, driving in three, and Cionel Perez threw five scoreless innings as the Corpus Christi Hooks beat the Midland RockHounds 9-2 on Thursday.

Perez (2-1) allowed three hits while striking out seven and walking one to pick up the win.

Corpus Christi batted around in the third inning, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six runs, including a three-run home run by Randy Cesar.

The Hooks later added two runs in the sixth and one in the eighth. In the sixth, Rojas hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Taylor Jones, while Rojas hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Kyle Friedrichs (2-2) went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs and five hits in the Texas League game. He also struck out three and walked two.

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Birk, Wrenn and Jones lead Corpus Christi in win

Birk, Wrenn and Jones lead Corpus Christi in win

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ryne Birk had five hits, while Stephen Wrenn and Taylor Jones recorded three apiece as the Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the Frisco RoughRiders 11-3 on Friday.

Birk singled five times, driving in two runs. Wrenn singled three times, scoring three runs.

Corpus Christi got on the board first with a run in the fourth inning. After hitting a double, Yordan Alvarez scored on a double by Jones.

After Corpus Christi added five runs in the fifth, the RoughRiders cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Hunter Cole hit a three-run home run.

The Hooks later added two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to punctuate the blowout.

Corpus Christi southpaw Ryan Hartman (1-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings. Opposing starter Wes Benjamin (0-2) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and six hits over 4 1/3 innings. Kevin Hill pitched three scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Corpus Christi took advantage of some erratic Frisco pitching, drawing a season-high eight walks in its victory.

Eliezer Alvarez reached base three times for the RoughRiders.

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Ferrell induces groundout, leads Corpus Christi to 5-3 win over Frisco

Ferrell induces groundout, leads Corpus Christi to 5-3 win over Frisco

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Riley Ferrell got Luis La O to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 5-3 win over the Frisco RoughRiders on Thursday.

Frisco tied the game 2-2 in the fourth after Michael O’Neill hit a solo home run and La O hit an RBI double.

After the teams traded runs, the Hooks grabbed the lead in the eighth inning when Randy Cesar hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Jamie Ritchie.

Sean Stutzman (1-0) went 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run and one hit to get the win. He also struck out three and walked three. Joe Filomeno (0-1) went one inning, allowing two runs and two hits in the Texas League game. He also struck out two and walked one.

Taylor Jones homered and doubled, scoring three runs in the win. Cesar doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one.

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