Missions’ Freitas, Dubon, Saladino homer against Baby Cakes

The Missions' David Freitas hits his first home run of the season against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ David Freitas hits his first home run of the season. – photo by Joe Alexander
Mauricio Dubon, David Freitas and Tyler Saladino homered to give the San Antonio Missions a 5-4 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.

Dubon hit his third home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning for the first run of the game.

Freitas, who leads the Missions in hitting with a .359 average, hit his first homer of the season in the second inning. That gave the Missions a 2-0 lead.

The Missions' Mauricio Dubon homers against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Mauricio Dubon homers against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Tyler Saladino added a massive two-run homer in the fifth inning. It was a 476-foot shot over the big wall in straightaway center field.

The Missions' Tyler Saladino batting against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Tyler Saladino batting against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Missions starting pitcher Thomas Jankins (2-1) got the win. He went six innings and allowed two unearned runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk. He also had an RBI single in the fourth inning.

Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins got the win against New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins got the win against New Orleans Baby Cakes on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

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