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Happy Anniversary

August 22, 2016 - On August 12 of last year, the RockHounds defeated the Springfield Cardinals, 5-4, on Wade Kirkland's late night walk-off home run in the 14th inning at Security Bank Ballpark. The win helped push the 'Hounds to the South Division second half pennant and, ultimately, their second consecutive Texas League championship. It wasn't a year to the day, but the 'Hounds defeated Springfield, 4-3, in 13 innings on Sunday afternoon at Rocky Town, completing a three-game sweep of the Cardinals and taking a major step toward to a return... Full Story

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Bennie & the Jets Jacks

August 21, 2016 - It could be easily overlooked in what became a runaway game, but Joe Bennie "arrived" at the Double-A level on Saturday night. After hitting .302 for the Stockton Ports of the Class-A Advanced California League, Bennie was called up to the RockHounds on August 9. In his first nine games, he was 4-for-34 and had grounded out to third base in his first at-bat Saturday against Springfield. With the game tied, 1-1, in the fifth, Bennie took a Daniel Poncedeleon 2-0 pitch out over the right field wall, his first Double-A home ... Full Story

And the South Shall Rise Again

August 20, 2016 - RockHounds center fielder Brett Vertigan went 3-for-5 with a double and a career-high four RBI in Friday night's 9-3 win over the Springfield Cardinals at Security Bank Ballpark. (Forrest Allen) With all four teams in the Texas League South Division winning on Friday night, as the final set of cross-division games in the regular season got underway, the RockHounds' 9-3 win over Springfield might not seem significant. What it did, however, was break a four-game losing streak ... break a three-game slide at home ... and main... Full Story

"When You Come to the Fork in the Road ... Take It" - Yogi Berra

August 19, 2016 - RockHounds shortstop Franklin Barreto went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Thursday night's 8-6 loss to the Tulsa Drillers at Security Bank Ballpark. Barreto is hitting .381 in his last five games. (Richard A. Acosta) The above, the title of a book by the one and only Yogi Berra, applies nicely to the just-concluded series between the RockHounds and Tulsa. The series at Security Bank Ballpark opened with both clubs playing good baseball. The RockHounds had won five of six on a road trip that included a three-game sweep... Full Story

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Midland RockHounds Minor League Baseball

League: Texas League
Home: Midland, Texas
Class: AA
Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
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