Missions pitcher James Reeves promoted to Triple-A: photo gallery

James Reeves pitching for the San Antonio Missions against Frisco on May 18, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
James Reeves pitching for the San Antonio Missions against Frisco on May 18, at Wolff Stadium.
The San Diego Padres assigned San Antonio Missions relief pitcher James Reeves to the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas on Thursday.

The 27-year-old left-hander made eight appearances on the mound for the Missions and did not allow a run his first seven times out. He had a 1-0 record and 1.35 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings.

Reeves was a 10th-round pick by the Yankees in 2015 out of The Citadel. His only previous experience above the Double-A level was one game in Triple-A in 2018. The Padres acquired Reeves in a trade with the Yankees on Jan. 6, 2021.

Kyle Overstreet’s big hits, strong pitching help Missions nab first home win of season

Kyle Overstreet drove in the San Antonio Missions' first and last runs of the game in a 3-1 victory over the Frisco RoughRiders on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Kyle Overstreet drove in the Missions’ first and last runs of the game in a 3-1 victory over Frisco on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
Kyle Overstreet drove in two of the San Antonio Missions’ three runs on Thursday night.

San Antonio pitchers took care of the rest.

The Missions won at Wolff Stadium for the first time this season as they beat the Frisco RoughRiders 3-1.

Four Missions pitchers combined to limit Frisco to one hit and would have combined for a shutout if not for a ninth-inning error that allowed the RoughRiders’ leadoff hitter to reach base. That turned into Frisco’s only run of the night.

Missions starter Aaron Leasher went five innings and gave up one hit with five strikeouts to earn his first win of the season. James Reeves was the first Missions reliever and went two innings.

Nick Kuzia, who was transferred to San Antonio on Wednesday from Triple-A El Paso, pitched one inning to get the Missions to the ninth with a 3-0 lead. Jose Quezada pitched the final inning and got his second save of the summer.

Overstreet is batting a team-high .370 and had another big night at the plate. He finished with three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs.

The right-handed hitting first baseman, who also plays third base and catcher, doubled in the first inning to drive in CJ Abramas with the first run of the game. The Missions led the rest of the way. Overstreet also drove in Abrams with the Missions’ final run in the bottom of the eight.

Missions center fielder Jack Suwinski had an RBI double in the eighth. He also had a diving catch in the outfield to take away a RoughRiders hit.

San Antonio Missions center fielder Jack Suwinski makes a diving catch in a 3-1 victory over the Frisco RoughRiders on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions center fielder Jack Suwinski makes a diving catch Thursday at Wolff Stadium.

Missions drop home opener to Frisco as pitching dominates

The Frisco RoughRiders scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch to beat the San Antonio Missions 1-0 Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.

The game marked the Missions’ first home game of the 2021 season and the first Missions game at Wolff Stadium since August 2019.

Frisco’s Diosbel Arias scored from third base on a wild pitch for what turned out to be the winning run.

Four Missions pitchers combined to hold the RoughRiders to one hit, but the Missions never came up with a timely hit of their own to score a run.

Caleb Boushley was the Missions’ starting pitcher and threw five scoreless innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Sam Williams was the first Missions relief pitcher and took the loss after giving up a leadoff single to Arias in the seventh inning that led to the winning run.

Henry Henry, whose wild pitch brought in Arias, pitching 1 2/3 innings. James Reeves pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout.

The official attendance was 3,112, which was a sellout under the current covid rules in effect for the opening series of the season.

The Frisco RoughRiders' Diosbel Arias slides safely into home in front of San Antonio Missions pitcher Henry Henry to score the only run of the game on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Frisco RoughRiders’ Diosbel Arias slides safely into home in front of San Antonio Missions pitcher Henry Henry to score the only run of the game on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Wolff Stadium.