Trent Grisham homers twice as Missions pound Storm Chasers again

The Missions' Trent Grisham (12) is congratulated by Blake Allemand (right) and Lucas Erceg after hitting a fourth-inning home run Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Trent Grisham (12) is congratulated by Blake Allemand (right) and Lucas Erceg after hitting a fourth-inning home run Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Trent Grisham lashed out four hits including two home runs as the San Antonio Missions beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 9-5 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.

The Missions swept the four-game series with the Storm Chasers, scoring at least eight runs and piling up double-digit hits in every game:

July 14: W 9-5, 11 hits, 3 home runs
July 13: W 8-2, 11 hits, 2 home runs
July 12: W 10-9, 11 hits, 2 home runs
July 11: W 9-2, 10 hits, 2 home runs

On Sunday, Grisham hit his sixth and seventh home runs in 20 games since joining the Missions from Double-A Biloxi.

Tuffy Gosewisch, a catcher who doesn’t see much playing time for the Missions, hit his second home run of the season. His solo homer gave the Missions a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and they led the rest of the way.

Bubba Derby was the Missions starting pitcher. He went four innings, allowed five runs and did not get a decision.

Burch Smith had been the expected starting pitcher for the Missions on Sunday. It was announced to the media about an hour before game time that Derby would start instead.

Missions reliever Donnie Hart (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings and got the win.

The Missions' Tuffy Gosewisch hits his second home run of the season Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Tuffy Gosewisch hits his second home run of the season Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions' Trent Grisham trots around the bases in the sixth inning after hitting his second home run of the game Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Trent Grisham trots around the bases in the sixth inning after hitting his second home run of the game Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions' Cory Spangenberg slides into second base on his 23rd double of the season Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Cory Spangenberg slides into second base on his 23rd double of the season Sunday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Lucas Erceg, Blake Allemand help Missions blow away Storm Chasers

Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins is 7-0 in his last nine starts after getting the win against the Storm Chasers on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions pitcher Thomas Jankins is 7-0 in his last nine starts after getting the win against the Storm Chasers on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Lucas Erceg and Blake Allemand homered and Thomas Jankins pitched seven strong innings as the San Antonio Missions beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 8-2 on Saturday at Wolff Stadium.

Erceg hit his 12th home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning. Allemand hit a three-run homer in the 8th inning, his third blast of the season.

Jankins (9-2) gave up one earned run on eight hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. He lowered his season ERA to 3.39. Jankins has seven wins and two no-decisions in his last nine starts.

The Missions' Lucas Erceg celebrates his second-inning home run with third base coach Ned Yoast IV on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Lucas Erceg celebrates his second-inning home run with third base coach Ned Yoast IV on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions' Blake Allemand is congratulated at home plate by Jacob Nottingham (right) and Cory Spangenberg after Allemand's eighth-inning home run on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions’ Blake Allemand is congratulated at home plate by Jacob Nottingham (right) and Cory Spangenberg after Allemand’s eighth-inning home run on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

Drew Smyly earns his first Missions win at Wolff Stadium

The San Antonio Missions' Drew Smyly pitches against the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions’ Drew Smyly pitches against the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Drew Smyly pitched in his first home game with the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.

The former Texas Rangers starter threw five innings to get the win. He allowed two runs, including a solo home run in the second inning, on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

The Missions beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 9-2. Cory Spangenberg and Travis Shaw both hit home runs. Spangenberg finished with three hits and five RBIs.

Thursday’s game was Smyly’s second start for the Missions. On July 7 in New Orleans, in his first appearance after signing a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, Smyly went four innings and gave up one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. He did not get a decision.

The 6-foot-3 left-hander had a 1-5 record and 8.42 ERA in 13 games with the Rangers this season being released.