Four Missions combine to shut out Naturals
SAN ANTONIO — Chris Huffman and three other pitchers combined for a shutout as the San Antonio Missions topped the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 2-0 on Monday.
Trey Wingenter struck Samir Duenez out with runners on first and second to end the game for his ninth save of the season.
Huffman (4-2) went six scoreless innings, allowing six hits while striking out five and walking four to get the win. Corey Ray (5-6) went six innings, allowing two runs and four hits to take the tough loss in the Texas League game. He also struck out five and walked three.
San Antonio scored its runs when Webster Rivas hit an RBI double in the fifth inning and Franmil Reyes hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
The Naturals squandered some scoring chances, leaving 12 runners on base in the loss. NW Arkansas was held scoreless for the sixth time this season, while the San Antonio staff recorded its 10th shutout of the year.
The Naturals have today off before opening a fourgame series at Arvest Ballpark against the Tulsa Drillers (Los Angeles Dodgers) on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
HOOKS 6, TRAVELERS 5
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Garrett Stubbs doubled twice and singled twice, driving in three runs as the Corpus Christi Hooks beat the Arkansas Travelers 6-5 on Monday.
Jack Mayfield homered and singled with two RBIs for Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi started the scoring in the second inning when Stubbs hit a two-run double.
Arkansas answered in the top of the next frame, scoring three runs to grab a one-run lead on a two-run single by Seth Mejias-Brean and an RBI single by Chuck Taylor.
The Hooks later added two runs in the third and one in the fourth and fifth to secure the victory.
Kent Emanuel (5-5) got the win in relief while Arkansas starter Brett Ash (5-8) took the loss in the Texas League game.