Jalen Battles was a member of the 2020 Flying Chanclas de San Antonio team in the Texas Collegiate League.
Since then, Battles gained national attention as a star on the Arkansas team that captured the SEC Tournament title. In the tournament he batted .538 with a home run and drove in five runs and was named the MVP. On the season, Battles batted .269 in 61 games with six home runs and 43 RBIs.
Tuesday night the former Madison High School star was back at Wolff Stadium. A recent addition to this season’s Flying Chanclas roster, he had a walk-off single in a 10-9 victory over the Brazos Valley Bomber. He finished the night with four hits, three RBIs and a run scored.
Battles is playing shortstop and batting .471 in four games with the Flying Chanclas (8-of-17).
Jack Suwinski spent Sunday night watching from the dugout in what might have been his final game in a San Antonio Missions uniform.
Suwinski was replaced in the Missions’ starting lineup prior to the game, a 10-6 Springfield Cardinals victory.
According to reports from multiple members of the media who cover Major League Baseball, Suwinski will be part of a trade between the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates. The big name in the trade is Pirates second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier going to the Padres. Trade story on MLB.com
The Missions got a second-inning home run from Esteury Ruiz in his first at-bat since suffering a finger/hand injury on June 13. Dwayna Williams-Sutton homered in the sixth inning.
The Cardinals pounded out 12 hits including home runs by Ivan Herrera and Luken Baker.
The Missions begin a six-game road series on Tuesday in Amarillo. They return Aug. 3 for a six-game series at Wolff Stadium against the Corpus Christi Hooks.
San Antonio Missions pitchers Adrian Martinez and Osvaldo Hernandez started combined shutouts in both halves of a doubleheader Saturday at Wolff Stadium.
The Missions won both seven-inning games 2-0.
Jack Suwinski scored three of the Missions’ four runs on the day. He went 3-for-4 in the doubleheader with his team-leading 15th home run, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
The six-game series concludes on Sunday with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.
Martinez (6-3) went six innings in the first game, allowing two hits with three strikeouts. Jose Quezada pitched the seventh for his 10th save of the season
Eguy Rosario led off the bottom of the first inning with his ninth home run. The Missions’ other run also came in the first when Kyle Overstreet drove in Suwinski.
Hernandez (3-6) went 5 2/3 innings in the second game, leaving with a 2-0 lead and a runner on second base. Pedro Avila got the final out of the sixth inning and retired the Cardinals in order in the seventh for his second save.
Suwinski hit a solo shot in the second inning. Allen Cordoba doubled in Suwinski in the bottom of the fourth for the second run.
Jordan Humphreys pitched five scoreless innings to start off a combined shutout as the San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 4-0 on Friday at Wolff Stadium.
Brandon Komar went the next 2.0 innings, James Reeves pitched 2/3 of an inning and Nick Kuzia closed out the final 1 1/3 innings and picked up his his third save.
Kuzia entered the game in the eighth with the bases loaded and two outs and struck out the first batter he faced. He retired the Cardinals in order in the ninth.
The Missions’ scoring came on Jose Azocar’s two-run double off the wall in left in the third inning and Michael Curry’s third home run of the year coming with a runner on base in the fourth. Azocar has 12 hits in the last eight games and is batting .387 over that stretch.
Curry entered the game as a replacement after Dwanya Williams-Sutton limped off following what looked like a near collision with Eguy Rosario as they went after a shallow fly ball.
Ivan Herrera is a 21-year-old catcher from Panama and is the No. 3 prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, according to MLB.com.
Herrera plays for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, who are currently in the a six-game series against the San Antonio Missions through Sunday at Wolff Stadium.
The 5-foot-11 Herrera was signed as a 16-year-old by the Cardinals in 2016. This season he is batting .213 in Springfield with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 58 games. He played in Class A in 2019, batting .284 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs in 87 games.