Hooks top Naturals with aid of double play
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Kent Emanuel got Zach Walters to hit into a double play in the eighth inning, leading the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 5-2 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Wednesday.
The double play came with the bases loaded and prevented the Naturals from scoring in the inning.
Corpus Christi got on the board first in the third inning when it put up three runs, including a solo home run by Ramon Laureano.
NW Arkansas answered in the next half-inning when Samir Duenez hit a two-run home run to cut the deficit to one.
The Hooks later tacked on a run in both the fifth and eighth innings. In the fifth, Kyle Tucker hit a solo home run before he doubled to score Laureano in the eighth.
Emanuel (4-5) got the win with 51/3 innings of scoreless, five-hit relief while Naturals starter Corey Ray (5-5) took the loss.