‘Cakes drop doubleheader in Round Rock

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ROUND ROCK – The first place Round Rock Express defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 7-1, in the first game of a doubleheader and then completed the sweep holding on for a 5-4 victory in the nightcap.

Round Rock got a two run home run from Nick Tanielu in the second inning and Chas McCormick followed up with a solo shot as the Express jumped out to a 4-0 lead.  Billy Fleming homered in the third inning to make it 4-1, but the Express added a three run double from Garrett Stubbs to extend the lead to 7-1.

In the second game, the Baby Cakes scored a run in the first to take the lead.  Round Rock responded with a two run single from Taylor Jones.

The Express added a run in the fifth and a two run home run from Lorenzo Quintana extended the advantage to 5-1.  The ‘Cakes rallied in their final at bat scoring three runs to pull within one.  The Express Ronel Blanco retired the final two hitters and preserved his fourth save.

The losses officially eliminates the ‘Cakes from the postseason.

New Orleans will wrap up their penultimate road-trip Sunday night at 6 against the Express and return home for the final homestand on Monday.

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