Gallen, Baby Cakes handle Missions, 5-2

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SAN ANTONIO – Lewis Brinson drilled a two-run double in the first inning and Zac Gallen pitched another gem as the New Orleans Baby Cakes defeated San Antonio Missions, 5-2, to even the midweek series Wednesday night.

Gallen allowed a pair of first inning walks and a run scoring double in the first inning but settled in afterwards and retired 18 of the next 20 hitters to earn his fifth win. He allowed one run on two hits, walked three and racked up seven strikeouts in the performance.

The ‘Cakes led 2-1 until the seventh inning when Austin Dean drilled an RBI single. Matt Snyder also drove in pair with a base hit.

New Orleans (18-15) and San Antonio are tied for second place and are one and a half back of Round Rock.

GAME NOTES: Matt Snyder extended his on base streak to 20 games. Zac Gallen picked up his Pacific Coast League-leading fifth win and also leads the league with a 1.14 ERA.

UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes and Missions meet Thursday at 7:05pm in third game of four game set (RADIO — WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).

NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home Saturday to play San Antonio in a four-game series.

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