Hooks' Magic Number At 3 After Another Win, SA Loss - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Hooks' Magic Number At 3 After Another Win, SA Loss

Posted: Updated:

CORPUS CHRISTI (CC Hooks) - Ross Seaton pitched seven strong innings and Jay Fernandez had a game-winning two-run single as Corpus Christi defeated Midland 4-2 Wednesday before 4,321.

Winners of five straight, the Hooks stand 37-21 in Texas League second-half play, 74-54 overall. Corpus Christi's magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three.

Midland is 24-32 and 59-67. The RockHounds are 3-11 at Whataburger Field this season.

Seaton (7-8) allowed just two runs, five hits and a walk over 104 pitches. He struck out six. His relief, Kevin Chapman, achieved four outs before turning the game over to closer Jason Stoffel (25th save).

Austin Wates' two-base error seemingly put Midland in second-inning business, but a RockHounds surge never materialized.  Wates dropped lead-off man Matt Rizzotti's fly in left field and Josh Horton followed by singling. Seaton then righted the ship, getting Jeremy Barfield on a soft liner to short, Beau Taylor on a fly to left and Leonardo Gil with a called third strike.

Seaton was less fortunate an inning later. Conner Crumbliss doubled and Anthony Aliotti popped his 10th home run of 2012 off the right-field foul pole.

Robbie Grossman's sacrifice fly scored Enrique Hernandez (lead-off walk) during the home third, cutting the lead in half.

The Hooks drew even in the fifth, Hernandez' first round-tripper finding the left-field berm.

They rode three singles and a wild pitch while moving up 4-2 the next inning, Fernandez looping a single up the middle to push Jacob Goebbert and Bobby Borchering plateward.

Fernandez' safety prompted Midland manager Steve Scarsone to pull starter Murphy Smith for reliever Paul Smyth.

Smith (6-10) logged 5 2/3 innings, six hits, three walks and five strikeouts. His 98-pitch effort produced 59 strikes.

Aliotti has a 14-game hitting streak.

Rob Rasmussen (4-3) draws the Hooks pitching assignment Thursday at 7:05 against Shawn Haviland (6-8). Stripes presents Thirsty Thursday with discounted beer and soda.

Courtesy CCHooks.com

  • Buccaneer Days Carnival Opens its Gates

    Buccaneer Days Carnival Opens its Gates

    Buc Days is back, and the carnival gates are set to be opened up for everyone. Kiii Chief Meteorologist Bill Vessey went Live from the carnival Thursday where the fun is about to begin.More >>
    Buc Days is back, and the carnival gates are set to be opened up for everyone. Kiii Chief Meteorologist Bill Vessey went Live from the carnival Thursday where the fun is about to begin.More >>
  • Free Admission to Museum of Science and History Saturday

    Free Admission to Museum of Science and History Saturday

    If you are looking for something to do with the family this weekend, you can't beat "free." That's the deal the Museum of Science and History is offering Saturday."We'll be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., completely free, so you can bring the whole family," said Jordan Greer of the Museum of Science and History.There will be plenty of hands-on activities featuring the wonderful world of science.Also, the museum will be having an after-hours event on Monday for those suffering from autism. It's all ...More >>
    If you are looking for something to do with the family this weekend, you can't beat "free." That's the deal the Museum of Science and History is offering Saturday."We'll be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., completely free, so you can bring the whole family," said Jordan Greer of the Museum of Science and History.There will be plenty of hands-on activities featuring the wonderful world of science.Also, the museum will be having an after-hours event on Monday for those suffering from autism. It's all ...More >>
  • PRCA Buc Days Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday Night

    PRCA Buc Days Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday Night

    For many, one of the highlights of Buc Days is the PRCA Buc Days Rodeo, and this year is no exception. It kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.Kiii Meteorologist Alan Holt went Live from the rodeo arena with the details of the night's event. He even talked to an award winning rodeo clown and bull fighter.More >>
    For many, one of the highlights of Buc Days is the PRCA Buc Days Rodeo, and this year is no exception. It kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.Kiii Meteorologist Alan Holt went Live from the rodeo arena with the details of the night's event. He even talked to an award winning rodeo clown and bull fighter.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.