Missions hold off Baby Cakes, 5-4

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SAN ANTONIO – Austin Dean and Gabriel Guerrero each hammered solo home runs late on Thursday night but it was not enough as the San Antonio Missions held on to beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 5-4, in the rain. The Missions have won two of the first three in the series.

Dean went yard in the eighth and Guerrero follow up in the ninth inning but San Antonio drilled three home runs in the game. Mauricio Dubon’s solo shot in the first inning was followed by one from David Freitas in the second.

New Orleans tied the game in the third with a pair of unearned runs. In the bottom of the fourth with two men on base and two outs, it was Jankins’ single that drove home the go-ahead run.

The Missions added a two run home run from Tyler Saladino in the fifth. Ben Meyer allowed three runs in four innings for the loss.

San Antonio starter Thomas Jankins worked six innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs for his second win of the season.

GAME NOTES – Matt Snyder 20 game on base streak ended in the fourth when he was retired as a pinch hitter. The 20 games was fourth longest in the PCL. New Orleans falls to 5-7 in one run games.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes and Missions meet Friday at 7:05 p.m. in final 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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