Although you would not think it, a 90?f temperature and 21 mile an hour wind is a welcomed change of pace in the Mission City. This would be the conditions as we see the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio square off against the Victoria Generals in another installment of the TCL baseball. These three games follow a three-game set I which the two teams played each other in Victoria. The Flying Chanclas return home victorious, as they won two of the three games.
On The Mound
Getting the start for the Flying Chanclas is Logan Garza [OLLU]. In his last start, Garza threw a solid 3 innings where he only gave up one run on four hits and one walk. He also managed to strike out 6 batters on his way to a win. This would be the second start for the OLLU Saint, bringing his stats on the season before this game to 1-0 with a 4.76 era over 5.2 innings.
Garza would start somewhat shaky, allowing two walks in the first inning. However, he would settle down and would not allow a hit until the 4th inning. After getting into some trouble in the 5th, Garza would be relieved by John Gaddis. Gaddis would inherit runners on first and third with one out. Eventually, he would give up both runs making the new score 3-1. Gaddis finished his night after pitching for one and 2/3 innings, recording 2 k’s, and giving up one walk. The right-hander from Pflugerville, Johnny Panatex [St. Mary’s], would come in next. Panatex would shut down the Generals bats as no hits were recorded during his three innings pitched. Panatex would also record three strikeouts and one walk.
Now in extra innings, Panatex would start but be replaces after one batter. The last pitcher to take the mound for the Chanclas would be leftie Tyler Flores [A&M- Kingsville]. After starting the inning with a baserunner on second base, and a bunt to move the runner to third, Flores enters the game with one out and a runner on third. A base hit would drive the run-in, giving the Generals a 4-3 lead in the top of the 10th. The staff would finish the game giving up 4 runs on 5 hits, striking out 8 and waking 6.
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At The Plate
The Flying Chanclas are not lacking in skill at the plate, having scored more than 5 runs in all but 4 of the squads 14 games this season. This, however, was not one of those high scoring affairs. Nevertheless, timely hitting, aggressive base running, and some new rules in extra innings made this a fun game to watch.
The Chanclas have a retriever of hitters who can do damage at the plate, including Jordan Thompson [Texas A&M] and Ryan Flores [UIW].So far this season, Thompson is batting a .268 with 1 home run and has 8 runs driven in. In the lead off spot for today’s game, Thompson, two for three and had two walks. Flores is having a successful season as well, batting a .286 while driving in 8 in 11 games. Batting clean up, Flores went two for five with 2 runs driven in.
The Chanclas were able to put up a run early in the game, scoring off a single hit my Flores in the first inning. The next score for the club would not come until the 8th inning when Flores hit a triple scoring one, followed by a single by Jalen Battles [Arkansas] which would score one. Entering extras, the Chanclas started with a runner on second base but would fail to move him around to score. The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio as a team would go for 3 runs on 7 hits and have one error on the night.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio drop game one of the series by a score of 4-3. This loss is their second in a row, however only their second in the last seven. The Chanclas will look to rebound tomorrow night with first pitch from the Wolff will be at 7:05 with Klosowski getting the start.
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A self-proclaimed sports ?nerd?, Alex Ashley brings both detailed stats and the human element to his writings. A current resident of San Antonio, Alex also is a co-host of the podcast, The A&A Sports Show. With a passion for sports and for sharing stories, the articles Alex produces will paint a vivid and in depth picture of the sporting world.