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Hounds Hammer Hooks Again Video included

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Max Muncy hit his second grand slam in as many nights and Sean Murphy ran his 2014 Texas League record to 4-0 as Midland dropped Corpus Christi 6-3 Tuesday at Whataburger Field before 5,525. At 16-8, the RockHounds lead the South Division second-half race by three games over Frisco. The Hooks are 13-12. Murphy, who returned to Double-A from Triple-A Sacramento a month ago, allowed two runs, seven hits and three walks in a six-inning, 92-pitch performance (58 strikes). He struck out five. Munc... More>>

Midland Returns Favor of a Beatdown to Hooks Video included

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Just a day after the Hooks hung 14 runs on the RockHounds, Midland returned the favor Monday in a 14-2 win over Corpus Christi.The RockHounds hit four home runs off Hooks' pitchers including the game-sealing grand slam from Max Muncy in the fourth inning off of Corpus Christi starter David Rollins. Rollins allowed eight runs, seven earned in four innings pitched.With the loss the Hooks drop back to two and a half games out of first place behind Midland. The two will play game three of the ser... More>>

Hooks Hammer Red Hot RockHounds Video included

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Ruben Sosa, Telvin Nash and Tony Kemp homered in Corpus Christi's seven-run third as the Hooks blitzed Midland 14-1 Sunday evening at Whataburger Field before 4,877. The rout snapped Midland's nine-game winning streak, the RockHounds falling to 14-8 in Texas League second-half play. The Hooks are 13-10, 1½ games off the South Division lead, and have won eight straight at home and nine of 11 overall. Chris Devenski worked five scoreless frames while improving to 2-0 in his initial Double-A sta... More>>

Hooks Rally For 6th Straight Win Video included

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The red-hot Corpus Christi Hooks stayed that way with a dramatic walk-off win over Tulsa on Monday night. The 6-5 victory completed a sweep of the Drillers and Springfield as part of a 6-0 home stand at Whataburger Field. The Hooks trailed 4-0 before Ruben Sosa clubbed a 3-run home run to cap a 5-run bottom of the 5th inning. Corpus Christi's 5-4 lead lasted until the top of the 9th, when Jared Simon tied the game at 5-5 with a solo home run off of Chris Devenski. More>>

Triples Propel Hooks Over Tulsa 7-2 Video included

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Telvin Nash belted a two-run homer and Ruben Sosa and Tony Kemp combined for seven hits, three RBI's and three steals as Corpus Christi drilled Tulsa 7-2 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 4,759. The Hooks, winners of five straight, improved to 9-8 in the Texas League second-half race, 43-44 overall. Tulsa fell to 7-10 and 45-41. Brady Rodgers (4-9) won his third straight decision. The Richmond native twirled five shutout innings, scattering just two hits. Despite a rocky sixth, Luis Cruz ear... More>>

Hooks Remain Perfect in July with Series-Opening Win Over Tulsa Video included

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Telvin Nash cracked two solo home runs and Rene Garcia dropped a three-run bomb on reliever Kraig Sitton in the eighth as Corpus Christi popped Tulsa 7-2 Saturday before 6,183 at Whataburger Field. The Hooks, winners of four straight, are 8-8 in Texas League second-half play and 42-44 overall. The Drillers are 8-8 and 45-40. Hooks ace Tommy Shirley (7-3) managed to slip out of a two-on, one-out first-inning dilemma, Tyler Massey remaining at third after a lead-off single. Shirley fanned Trev... More>>

Hooks Sweep Cards on 4th with Record Crowd on Hand Video included

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Kyle Smith struck out six over six scoreless innings and Delino DeShields, Jr., drove in three runs as Corpus Christi blanked Springfield, 8-0, Friday night at Whataburger Field before a stadium-record 9,185. The Hooks, 7-8 in Texas League second-half action and 41-44 overall, have won three straight. The Cardinals are 5-10, 39-46. Mitchell Lambson (two innings) and Travis Ballew joined Smith in teaming on the four-hit shutout. It was Smith's first victory since May 27. Smith flirted with dan... More>>

Hooks Anticipate Fourth of July Video included

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The Corpus Christi Hooks continued their early-July homestand with a Fourth of July game and fireworks. Like most all Americans, players and manager Keith Bodie were looking forward to a special night at Whataburger Field. More>>

Hooks Take Two in a Row From Cardinals Video included

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Jonathan Meyer drove in two runs and Jordan Jankowski won for the first time since June 6 as Corpus Christi dropped Springfield 4-2 Thursday at Whataburger Field before 6,735. The Hooks look to sweep the three-game series on Independence Day in Springfield's final Sparkling City appearance of 2014. Corpus Christi is 6-8 in Texas League second-half action, 40-44 overall. The Cardinals are 5-9 and 39-45. Travis Ballew worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Michael Hauschild authored a thre... More>>

Hooks Open July With a Win Video included

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Corpus Christi struck for three first-inning runs in a 3-2 decision over Springfield Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 5,256. The Hooks won for the second time in six games, riding the arms of starter David Rollins (2-2) and relievers Alex Sogard and Tyson Perez, who picked up his third save. Rollins began the night by allowing the first two Cardinals to reach, Mike O'Neill and Breyvic Valera on a single and walk, respectively. Rollins recovered nicely, sandwiching strikeouts of Cody Stan... More>>

Drillers Walk Off Against Hooks in 13 Innings Video included

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Brian Humphries' 13th-inning single to center scored Tyler Massey from third to lift Tulsa to a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field before 4,948. Travis Ballew (4-3) came out of the bullpen to start the 13th and induced a fly out by Ryan Casteel. Then Massey singled, Harold Riggins walked and Humphries delivered to bring Tulsa its second extra-inning victory in three days. To get the game to extras, Andrew Aplin threw out the would-be go-ahead run at the plate to end the eighth inning. Wi... More>>

Hooks Score Early and Often in Series Opener Against Tulsa Video included

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The Hooks exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits in a 10-3 win over the Tulsa Drillers in the series opener Saturday.Corpus Christi put five runs on the board in the first two innings alone to back starter Thomas Shirley's solid outing. More>>

Aplin's Heroics Not Enough As Hooks Fall to Cardinals Video included

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Corpus Christi's ninth inning comeback fell one run short, as the Cardinals topped the Hooks for the first time at Hammons Field in 2014, 6-5, before a sellout crowd of 7,001 Thursday night. Trailing 6-2 through eight innings, the Hooks scored three times against Cardinals closer Lee Stoppelman in the top of the ninth. After a Ruben Sosa leadoff single, Andrew Aplin belted his second home run of the night to cut the lead to two. Following a groundout, Carlos Perdomo delivered a pinch-hit sing... More>>

Reversed Call Helps Hooks Knock Off RoughRiders Video included

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Luis Cruz pitched seven innings of one-run ball and Jio Mier, Telvin Nash and Leo Heras homered as Corpus Christi beat Frisco 4-1 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 5,067. Cruz (5-5) spread four hits, walked one and struck out four. The left-hander from San Juan, PR, threw 84 pitches (54 strikes). Cruz retired 14 of his last 17, facing two over the minimum after the third. Jordan Jankowski earned his second save by going the rest of the way. Corpus Christi (2-4 Texas League second half) split... More>>

RoughRiders Spoil Hauschild's Solid Outing Video included

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Patrick Cantwell spoiled Mike Hauschild's no-hit bid and Joey Gallo crushed a three-run homer in the seventh as Frisco blanked Corpus Christi 3-0 Saturday at Whataburger Field before 6,726. Hauschild, who collected 10 ground ball outs and threw 75 pitches during the first six frames, began the seventh by yielding Cantwell's chopper through the left side. Trever Adams followed with a ground-hugger the same way. Gallo then belted his professional baseball-leading 27th round-tripper onto the rig... More>>

Hooks Rough Up Rangers' Prospect Gonzalez Video included

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Brady Rodgers snapped a six-game personal losing streak and Jonathan Meyer had three hits as Corpus Christi defeated Frisco 4-1 Friday at Whataburger Field before 5,980. Rodgers (2-9), the Astros' third-round pick out of Arizona State two years ago, allowed four hits and a walk. He fanned four and forty-six of his 70 pitches were strikes. David Rollins earned a four-inning save. The former Toronto prospect, who played collegiately at Houston's San Jacinto College, struck out six. Corpus Chris... More>>

Bad Hop Costs Hooks In Extras Video included

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Guilder Rodriguez's two-out, full-count bounding bad-hop base hit over first baseman Telvin Nash scored Odubel Herrera and Ryan Rua as Frisco defeated Corpus Christi 7-5 in 10 innings Thursday night at Whataburger Field. The Hooks have dropped four straight and are 0-3 to start the second half of Texas League play. Frisco stands 1-1. Michael Dimock (1-4) walked Trever Adams to open the 10th, but catcher Tyler Heineman erased Adams on a stolen base attempt. Herrera reached when third baseman J... More>>

Hooks Roughed Up By RoughRiders in Homestand Finale Video included

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Frisco's Luke Jackson permitted one hit and two runs over five innings and his teammates struck for six fifth-inning runs as the RoughRiders beat Corpus Christi 10-2 Saturday before 6,555. Jackson (8-2), the Texas League's winningest pitcher, has held the opposition to three or fewer earned runs in 11 of 13 starts. Saturday, the 6-foot-2 right-hander walked and struck out three in a 73-pitch effort (44 strikes). Jon Edwards then faced the minimum over three frames. Aided by a sixth-inning dou... More>>

Hooks Rally Late and Walk Off in Extras Against Frisco Video included

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Rene Garcia scored from third base on Francisco Mendoza's wild pitch with two away in the 11th, lifting Corpus Christi past Frisco 4-3 Friday night at Whataburger Field before 5,872. Garcia hit into a fielder's choice, forcing Leo Heras (walk) at the keystone for the second out. Carlos Perdomo's looper into right field advanced Garcia to third. With right-handed Jio Mier at the plate, Mendoza's 1-1 pitch found dirt deep inside the batter's box and squirted to the backstop. Dramatic long balls... More>>

Slow Start, Fast Finish For Hooks in Win Over Frisco Video included

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Corpus Christi erupted for seven runs on seven hits in the seventh to dispatch Frisco 7-0 Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 5,278. The Hooks took full advantage of Alec Asher's departure. The RoughRiders starter, who retired 16 straight Hooks between the first and seventh, permitted just two hits and recorded eight strikeouts. Sixty-five of his 93 pitches were strikes. Asher (6-5) was removed after Nolan Fontana's lead-off single, the first component of Corpus Christi's blitz. Reliever Ji... More>>

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