Missions edge Baby Cakes, 1-0
SAN ANTONIO – The inaugural game between San Antonio and New Orleans in the Pacific Coast League provided a rarity in the league – a 1-0 final score.
The host Missions utilized a pair of infield hits to score a run in the 10th inning to edge New Orleans on Tuesday night.
The bottom of the 10th started with the courtesy runner at second base per minor league rules. Nate Orf dropped a bunt and beat the throw to put runners at first and third base. The ‘Cakes issued an intentional walk to load the bases before Jake Hager hit a low liner towards the mound. the ball kicked off New Orleans pitcher R.J. Alvarez to allow the game-winning run to score.
Alex Wilson earned the win in one inning of relief for San Antonio while Alavarez suffered the tough-luck defeat. Harold Ramirez of New Orleans was the only player in the game with two hits.
New Orleans (17-15) dropped to third place in their division, now sitting e game and a half back of Round Rock.
GAME NOTES: The ‘Cakes fell to 1-4 in extra inning games. Matt Snyder drew a walk to extend his on base streak to 19 games.
UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes and Missions meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in second game of the four game set (AUDIO — 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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