Flying Chanclas’ busiest relief pitchers entering the playoffs

Arturo Guajardo, pitching against the Amarillo Sod Squad at Wolff Stadium on July 29, led the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in strikeouts this season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Arturo Guajardo, pitching against the Amarillo Sod Squad at Wolff Stadium on July 29, led the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in strikeouts this season.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio had eight pitchers who appeared in at least eight games this summer.

Tyler Flores led the team with 10 appearances.

Connor Schmidt, Arturo Guajardo, Johnny Panatex and Garrett Egli had nine appearances each. Zach DeLeon, Matthew Sesler and Jaime Ramirez Jr. had eight each.

Guajardo led the Chanclas in strikeouts with 30 in 17 1/3 innings. Of the busiest relievers, Flores had the best ERA at 0.61, followed by Schmidt at 0.69.

– Tyler Flores, No. 16, 6-foot-1 left-hander from A&M-Kingsville and Clark High School

– Connor Schmidt, No. 10, 6-foot-7 right-hander from St. Mary’s and Devine High School

– Arturo Guajardo, No. 28, 6-foot-2 right-hander from UTSA and Laredo United High School

– Garrett Egli, No. 47, 6-foot-4 right-hander from Sam Houston State and Smithson Valley High School

– Johnny Panatex, No. 4, 5-foot-8 right-hander from St. Mary’s and Pflugerville High School

– Matthew Sesler, No. 40, 6-foot-5 left-hander from A&M-Kingsville and Harlingen High School

– Jaime Ramirez Jr., No. 14, 5-foot-11 left-hander from A&M-Corpus Christi and Holy Cross High School

– Zach DeLeon, No. 32, 6-foot right-hander from UTSA, UT-Rio Grande Valley and Hondo High School

Flying Chanclas keep soaring at home

The Flying Chanclas' Lee Thomas watches the ball sail into center field on his RBI triple off the wall in the bottom of the eighth inning. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas watches the ball sail into center field on his RBI triple off the wall in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio remained undefeated at Wolff Stadium with a 6-1 victory over the Round Rock Hairy Men on Sunday.

The Chanclas got eight hits including a triple and double by Lee Thomas of University of the Incarnate Word and a double by Johnny Hernandez of St. Mary’s University.

Chanclas pitchers also had a solid night, limiting the Hairy Men to four hits and only one walk with 10 strikeouts.

Lance Lusk from Sam Houston State started on the mound and went four innings. Lusk (1-0) gave up one unearned run on three hits with five strikeouts and one walk to get the win.

Tyler Flores of Clark High School and A&M-Kingsville pitched three scoreless innings in relief and Connor Schmidt of Devine High School and St. Mary’s pitched the final two scoreless innings.

The Chanclas are off Monday before playing a three-game series in Victoria. The Chanclas are back home Friday, Saturday and Sunday for three more games against Victoria.

Jordan Thompson slides safely in to home to score in the third inning Sunday in the Flying Chanclas' victory over the Round Rock Hairy Men at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jordan Thompson slides safely in to home to score in the third inning in the Flying Chanclas’ victory over Round Rock.

Johnny Hernandez of the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio

Johnny Hernandez of the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio playing against the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Wolff Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020. - photo by Joe Alexander
Johnny Hernandez of the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio playing against the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Wolff Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020.
Johnny Hernandez has been the starting second baseman for most of this season for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio. He has played in six of the Chanclas’ first eight games.

Hernandez is from St. Mary’s University and El Paso Montwood. He batted .299 and hit three home runs while playing in all 22 games for St. Mary’s in the shortened 2020 season.

Flying Chanclas 2020 TCL roster

Updated on June 24, 2020

NO. PITCHERS (16) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 32 DeLeon, Zach R/R 6-0 205 6/22/99 Hondo, TX Hondo UTSA/UTRGV
– 47 Egli, Garrett R/R 6-4 215 7/29/98 San Antonio, TX Smithson Valley Sam Houston State/Sam Houston State
– 16 Flores, Tyler L/L 6-1 195 2/16/99 San Antonio, TX Clark A&M-Kingsville/A&M-Kingsville
– 30 Garza, Logan R/L 5-11 180 1/6/99 Round Rock, TX Stony Point Our Lady of the Lake/Our Lady of the Lake
– 28 Guajardo, Arturo R/R 6-2 200 4/3/97 Laredo, TX United Laredo UTSA/UTSA
– 1 Jaramillo, Kobe R/R 5-10 174 6/1/01 Bishop, TX Bishop UTSA/UTSA
– 18 Klosowski, Derek R/R 6-1 198 10/6/00 San Antonio, TX Madison Midland JC/Midland JC
– 23 Krob, Austin L/L 6-3 215 9/20/99 Lisbon, IA Lisbon TCU/TCU
– 11 Lusk, Lance R/R 6-1 185 9/5/98 Spring, TX Spring Sam Houston State/Sam Houston State
– 4 Panatex, Johnny R/R 5-8 175 2/3/98 Pflugerville, TX Pflugerville St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 38 Perez, Marcelo R/R 5-11 180 11/16/99 Laredo, TX John B. Alexander TCU/TCU
– 14 Ramirez Jr., Jaime L/L 5-11 190 3/17/99 San Antonio, TX Holy Cross of San Antonio A&M-Corpus Christi/A&M-Corpus Christi
– 10 Schmidt, Connor R/R 6-7 185 7/27/99 Devine, TX Devine St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 40 Sesler, Matthew L/L 6-5 230 11/29/99 Harlingen, TX Harlingen A&M-Kingsville/A&M-Kingsville
– 6 Stevens, Kevin R/R 6-2 215 1/26/98 Tucson, AZ Cienega UTRGV/UTRGV
– 21 Threadgill, Riggs R/R 6-4 220 9/14/99 Fredericksburg, TX Fredericksburg McLennan CC/McLennan CC

NO. CATCHERS (2) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 45 LaRue, Tyler R/R 6-1 220 7/12/00 Kendalia, TX Blanco Rice/Grayson
– 26 Wolff, Nick L/R 6-3 200 5/28/99 Klein, TX Northside Homeschool Blinn/UTSA

NO. INFIELDERS (9) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– Barry, Leyton L/R 6-2 190 7/18/00 Houston, TX IMG Academy (FL) UTSA/UTSA
– 27 Flores, Ryan L/L 5-11 210 6/24/99 Corpus Christi, TX Carroll UIW/UIW
– 9 Gonzales, Brandon R/R 6-3 165 4/17/01 San Antonio, TX Madison Grayson/Grayson
– 15 Gonzales, Garrett L/R 6-0 195 7/13/98 San Antonio, TX Madison Mary Hardin-Baylor/Mary Hardin-Baylor
– 2 Hernandez, Johnny R/R 5-9 190 7/26/97 El Paso, TX Montwood St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 19 McDowall, Peyton R/R 6-3 220 6/28/99 Cibolo, TX Clemens Connors State/Connors State
– 33 Shepherd, Conner L/R 6-1 215 5/21/97 Upland, CA Upland TCU/TCU
– 17 Smith, Grant R/R 6-0 185 10/2/00 Albuquerque, NM St. Pius X UIW/UIW
– 24 Thomas, Lee L/L 6-2 210 12/16/97 Katy, TX Cinco Ranch UIW/UIW

NO. OUTFIELDERS (3) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 12 Brown, Porter L/L 6-0 195 8/7/00 San Antonio, TX Reagan TCU/TCU
– 25 McDonald, Kyte R/R 5-10 185 7/5/00 San Antonio, TX Antonian College Prep Mississippi State/Mississippi State
– 8 Thompson, Jordan R/R 5-9 165 8/31/00 Boerne, TX Boerne-Champion Grayson/Texas A&M

7 Manager – John McLaren
Pitching Coach – Calvin Schiraldi
20 Hitting Coach – Bryan Aughney
Clubhouse Manager – Jason Schweinsberg

Chanclas add three from St. Mary’s

St. Mary's infielder Johnny Hernandez has signed with the Flying Chanclas for the 2020 TCL season. - photo by Joe Alexander
St. Mary’s infielder Johnny Hernandez has signed with the Flying Chanclas for the 2020 TCL season. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced Friday they have signed three players from St. Mary’s for the 2020 Texas Collegiate League summer baseball season:

P Connor Schmidt, Devine
P Johnny Panatex, Pflugerville
IF Johnny Hernandez, El Paso

Panatex made eight appearances, all in relief, during the abbreviated 2020 college season. He had a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.

Schmidt appeared in eight games with one start. He had a 0-1 record with a 5.11 ERA.

Hernandez batted .299 in 22 games with a team-high three home runs.

The Flying Chanclas are the San Antonio Missions’ entry in the TCL.

St. Mary’s opens baseball season with win against Cameron

Patrick Fennell rounds third base on the way to scoring the first St. Mary's run of the 2020 season on Jan. 31 at Dickson Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Patrick Fennell rounds third base on the way to scoring the first St. Mary’s run of the 2020 season.
St. Mary’s opened its 2020 baseball season with a 5-0 shutout of Cameron on Friday at home at Dickson Stadium.

Rattlers starting pitcher Zach De La Garza went six innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits and struck out eight batters.

Patrick Fennell scored the first run of the season for St. Mary’s in the bottom of the second inning. Fennell led off the inning with a single, advanced on Mitchell Caskey’s double and scored on an error.

Missions beat OKC to stay close in playoff chase

The San Antonio Missions' Tyler Austin (right) and Tyrone Taylor celebrate after Austin's two-run homer in the third inning on Friday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Tyler Austin (right) and Tyrone Taylor celebrate after Austin’s two-run homer in the third inning on Friday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions got key hits and shutout pitching through eight innings to beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-2 on Friday at Wolff Stadium.

The Missions remain 1 1/2 games behind the Round Rock Express in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Standings. Round Rock beat New Orleans 3-2 on Friday.

Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer in the third inning, his second home run and fourth extra-base hit since joining the Missions on Aug. 16.

Nate Orf drove in the Missions’ first run with an RBI single in the second inning.

Troy Stokes Jr. added an RBI single in the sixth inning to bring in the Missions’ final run.

Missions starting pitcher Aaron Wilkerson (8-2) pitched five scoreless innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He lowered his season ERA to 3.34.

Angel Perdomo and Miguel Sanchez combined to pitch a scoreless sixth inning. Freddy Peralta kept the Dodgers scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings.

The Dodgers scored both of their runs in the top of the ninth off of Missions reliever Ray Black.

Bubba Derby helps Missions overpower Baby Cakes

Bubba Derby was the San Antonio Missions' starting pitcher and also drove in a run on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Bubba Derby was the San Antonio Missions’ starting pitcher and also drove in a run on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Bubba Derby had a run-scoring double and also started off a combined shutout as the San Antonio Missions beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 8-0 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.

Derby (6-7) pitched five scoresless innings to earn the win. He allowed three hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Miguel Sanchez followed with 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits with one strikeout. Angel Perdomo pitched the last 2 1/3 innings, allowing one hit with four strikeouts and one walk.

Tyler Austin, playing first base and starting for the second time with the Missions, had two hits including a fourth-inning home run. Troy Stokes Jr. and Corey Ray also had two hits each.

Miguel Sanchez was the first pitcher out of the San Antonio Missions' bullpen on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Miguel Sanchez was the first pitcher out of the San Antonio Missions’ bullpen on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Angel Perdomo entered in the seventh inning and finished the game on the mound for the San Antonio Missions on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Angel Perdomo entered in the seventh inning and finished the game on the mound for the San Antonio Missions on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Troy Stokes Jr. homers to rally Missions past Redbirds

The Missions' Troy Stokes Jr. touches the plate after hitting the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against the Redbirds on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Troy Stokes Jr. touches the plate after hitting the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against the Redbirds on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Troy Stokes Jr. hit his third home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Antonio Missions rallied past the Memphis Redbirds 6-4 Saturday at Wolff Stadium.

Stokes’ homer broke a 4-4 tie and put the Missions in front for good.

Cory Spangenberg gave the Missions an insurance run in the eighth inning when he scored from second on a Redbirds throwing error.

Missions reliever Donnie Hart pitched the final out of the game for his second save of the season.

Missions reliever Donnie Hart came on in the ninth inning to get the save Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions reliever Donnie Hart came on in the ninth inning to get the save Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander