Naturals use strong pitching to end Missions’ win streak

The San Antonio Missions' Yorman Rodriguez hits a home run Wednesday at Wolff Stadium in his first game after being promoted from Class A. - photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions’ Yorman Rodriguez hits a home run Wednesday at Wolff Stadium in his first game after being promoted from Class A. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions managed only one hit in the first seven innings on the way to a 3-2 loss to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Wednesday at Wolff Stadium.

The Missions made it close when Yorman Rodriguez, making his Double-A debut, hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. The next batter, Michael Curry, doubled but was left stranded.

The loss ended a five-game Missions win streak.

Naturals starting pitcher Drew Parrish went seven innings and allowed one run and one hit while striking out four. Yefri Del Rosario held the Missions hitless the next two innings.

Jack Suwinski hits two more homers as Missions take 5 of 6 from Midland

Jack Suwinski hits his ninth home run of the season in the second inning on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. He homered again in the eighth inning. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jack Suwinski hits his ninth home run of the season in the second inning on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. He homered again in the eighth inning.
Right field at Wolff Stadium has historically been a place where most long fly balls die at the warning track.

That hasn’t stopped Jack Suwinski. The San Antonio Missions’ left-handed outfielder hit his ninth and 10th home runs of the season on Sunday in a 12-6 victory over the Midland RockHounds.

Suwinski hit his eighth homer of the season on Saturday night. All three weekend home runs soared out over right field.

Suwinski went 3-for-5 on Sunday and scored three times. The 22-year-old, who is playing his first season above Class A, batted 9-of-22 (.409) in the six-game home series against Midland as the Missions won five of the six games.

Missions third baseman Allen Cordoba, who made his season debut on Saturday, recorded his first two hits of the season including a double on Sunday.

The Missions’ CJ Abrams had three hits, two RBIs and two runs, and Jose Azocar and Michael Curry both had two hits.

Starting pitcher Reiss Knehr went five innings, giving up two runs in the first and holding Midland scoreless the next four innings to get the win (5-1). He allowed four hits and two walks and struck out six.

Missions left fielder Esteury Ruiz left the game in the top of the third. He was shaking his hand after sliding into second base in the bottom of the second.

Kyle Overstreet, who left Friday’s game after being hit in the face by a pitch, was not in the Missions’ lineup for the second day in a row.

Frisco takes 2nd straight from Missions; Abrams stays hot

Jose Azocar drives in Michael Curry with the Missions' first run in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jose Azocar drives in Michael Curry with the Missions’ first run in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday at Wolff Stadium. – photos by Joe Alexander
The Frisco RoughRiders beat the San Antonio Missions 8-2 on Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium.

The Missions have scored only two runs in the first two games of the series combined. Frisco and the Missions play the third in the six-game series on Thursday.

Missions shortstop CJ Abrams had three hits, a walk and an RBI. He is batting .333 on the season. Abrams is on a five-game hitting streak and is 9-of-21 (.429) over that stretch.

The Missions had 10 hits including doubles by Michael Curry and Jose Azocar but couldn’t put together a big inning.

Michael Curry heads for home with the Missions' first run in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Michael Curry heads for home with the Missions’ first run in the bottom of the second inning.