The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio picked up their first win of the Texas Collegiate League season on Thursday night in Amarillo.
The Chanclas piled up 12 hits and broke loose for eight runs in the eighth inning to beat the Sod Squad 11-5.
The top three guys in the Flying Chanclas’ batting order – Porter Brown, Jordan Thompson, Kyte McDonald – had two hits each. Leyton Barry, batting in the No. 8 spot, had three hits, two RBIs and a run scored.
The Chanclas (1-2) return to San Antonio for their home opener on Friday night at Wolff Stadium. That is the first of a three-game series.
Sod Squad load the bases with no outs in bottom of the 9th. Flying Chanclas haven’t quite wrapped this up yet.
Flying Chanclas don’t score in the top of the 9th. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, middle of 9th.
Sod Squad’s Julio Marcano has his 6th hit in the series but that’s all for Amarillo in bottom of the 8th. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, end of 8th.
Flying Chanclas have a 9-run lead and are 6 outs away from their first win of the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season.
Flying Chanclas’ Leyton Barry has a 2-run single. Chanclas put up 8 runs in the inning. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, middle of 8th.
Flying Chanclas putting together a huge inning as Sod Squad pitching falls apart. Last 4 batters with bases loaded: walk – walk – hit by pitch – hit by pitch.
Sod Squad pitching really struggling. Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Chanclas lead is up to 9-2.
This time it’s Grant Smith who draws a bases-loaded walk. That pushes across the Flying Chanclas’ 5th run of the 8th inning.
Flying Chanclas’ Conner Shepherd draws a bases-loaded walk on a full count. Chanclas extend the lead to 4 runs in the 8th.
Flying Chanclas load the bases and Jordan Thompson comes through with a 2-run single to left to boost the lead back to 3 runs in the 8th.
Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas leads off the 8th with a single to short centerfield. His 2nd hit of the night.
Sod Squad load the bases and score twice in bottom of 7th. It’s tightening up up. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 2, end of 7th.
Flying Chanclas go down in order in top of 7th. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, middle of 7th.
Sod Squad load the bases in bottom of 6th but come up empty and still scoreless. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, end of 6th.
Flying Chanclas pitching update. The live box now shows it was Zach DeLeon pitching in the 5th inning, not Tyler Flores.
Flying Chanclas use 3 hits to push across 2 runs in the top of the 6th. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, middle of 6th.
Porter Brown hits into a fielder’s choice, but it’s good enough to score Leyton Barry from 3rd and give the Flying Chanclas a 3-run lead in the 6th.
Flying Chanclas do it again, men on 1st and 2nd with one out. Nick Wolff comes through with a single to drive in Lee Thomas in the top of the 6th.
Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores has retired 8 straight batters. Sod Squad go down in order in bottom of 5th. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 5th.
Flying Chanclas’ Jordan Thompson cut down at the plate trying to score from 3rd on a fly ball to center. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 5th.
Every single inning so far, Flying Chanclas have had 2 runners on with either no outs or one out. Done it again here in the 5th.
Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown is from TCU. Jerry Briggs wrote this story on Brown before the TCL season started: https://thejbreplay.com/brown-hopes-to-take-advantage-of-his-flying-chanclas-opportunity
Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown leads off the 5th with a single. It’s his 3rd hit of the night and 6th hit in the first 3 games.
Sod Squad go down on order in bottom of 4th. This is a lot like last night’s game, except tonight the Flying Chanclas are in front. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 4th.
No runs for the Flying Chanclas in the 4th. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 4th.
Flying Chanclas have 2 baserunners in top of 4th. They’ve done that every inning so far.
Back in the 3rd inning, Flying Chanclas batted Grant Smith in the No. 5 spot in the order, replacing DH Tyler LaRue.
Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores retires the first two batters he faces to keep the Sod Squad scoreless. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 3rd.
Flying Chanclas starter Marcelo Perez went 2 1/3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, 2 walks.
Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores enters the game with 1 out in bottom of 3rd. Flores is a 6-foot-1 right-hander from Clark HS and A&M-Kingsville.
Flying Chanclas get 2 runners on for the 3rd straight inning. This time 1st two batters are both hit by pitches. But no runs scored.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 3rd.
Sod Squad go down in order in 2nd.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 2nd.
Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown, with his 2nd hit of the game, drives in Johnny Hernandez with the 1st run of the game in the top of 2nd.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 2nd.
Flying Chanclas have 2 baserunners again in 2nd, this time with one out.
Sod Squad manage a walk and a single in the bottom of the 1st but no scoring.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, end of 1st.
Flying Chanclas get their first two batters on base in top of 1st and don’t score.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, middle of 1st.
Flying Chanclas’ Jordan Thompson, batting second, draws a walk. He doesn’t have a hit yet this season but has walked 5 times in two games plus one inning.
Flying Chanclas leadoff batter Porter Brown singles to start the game , steals 2nd.
Marcelo Perez, a 5-foot-11 right-hander from TCU, will start on the mound for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in tonight’s road game against the Amarillo Sod Squad.