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Tuesday Pebble Report: Tyler Matzek Struggles, Juan Crousset Hits 2 Homers

Corpus Christi 16, Tulsa 2
Not a good night for Drillers pitchers. Joe Gardner started and allowed nine runs on seven hits in two-plus innings. The last three of those runs actually scored with Cory Riordan on the mound, who allowed a sacrifice fly and two singles to account for those runs. Riordan allowed one of his two runs on the next single.

Corpus Christi hit five home runs: a three-run shot off Gardner in the first inning, a solo homer off Riordan in the fifth, and a solo and two-run home run in the ninth.

Josh Rutledge went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

High Desert 12, Modesto 10
Tyler Matzek pitched into the fifth inning, but he failed to record an inning without allowing a High Desert run. In the end, Matzek's final line was 10 runs allowed (nine earned) on 11 hits and three walks. Eight of the 11 hits were singles, the others doubles. He also committed a fielding error and had an errant pickoff throw.

Nick Schnaitmann allowed a couple of inherited runners to score when he relieved Matzek in the fifth, but there were no more big innings for High Desert to be had.

Left fielder Juan Crousset powered the offense with a 4-for-5, four runs scored night. He doubled, hit two home runs (solo, two-run), and drove in a total of six runs.

Tri-City 4, Spokane 3
First baseman Miguel De Leon kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning, his first with the Devils. In the fifth inning, DH Kyle Von Tungeln and SS Rosell Herrera drove in back-to-back runs on a double and a sacrifice fly.

Shane Broyles started and allowed two runs on four hits in five innings. He struck out seven and put up a GO-FO of 5-0.

Ogden 10, Grand Junction 6
Left fielder and Colorado Mesa product Jeffrey Popick went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run (3), a solo shot in the second inning, driving in a total of two runs. But the team was just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. David Dahl picked up his sixth stolen base.

Alving Mejias made the start and allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings. Two of the 10 hits went for a double and a solo home run.

DSL Rockies 6, DSL White Sox 0
Angel Lezama led the way to a shutout for the DSL Rockies, pitching six scoreless innings of two-hit ball while striking out six. Jhonriz Santana, David Martinez and Andres Medrano pitched the final three innings.

The heart of the lineup got things done. Third baseman Wilson Soriano drove in two runs. Second baseman Miguel Dilone, 1B Henry Garcia, RF Raimel Tapia, and LF Yonathan Daza each drove in a run.