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Hooks Eliminated from Playoff Contention in 8-6 Loss

August 29, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Corpus Christi Hooks News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks were officially eliminated from 2019 playoff contention Thursday with an 8-6 loss to the Arkansas Travelers at Whataburger Field.

Midland entered the day with a magic number of one on the Hooks, meaning the loss ousted Corpus Christi. Frisco remains in contention for a spot against Amarillo in the Texas League playoffs.

The back-and-forth affair began with a Colton Shaver RBI single in the first inning against Logan Gilbert. The Travs got one back in the following frame with a Nick Zammarelli RBI triple off Brett Adcock.

Adcock surrendered a solo homer to Cal Raleigh in the third, but Shaver struck back with a two-run shot in the bottom half to take back a 3-2 lead.

Luis Liberato's solo blast in the fourth tied it again until a Jake Meyers RBI single in the fifth. Jake Adams later crushed a two-run homer (6) for a 6-3 lead.

But Arkansas scored four unanswered runs to secure the win. Tommy DeJuneas (2-5) loaded the bases to start the eighth, depositing the game-winning run on a Jarred Kelenic sacrifice fly. Zammarelli provided an RBI single for insurance

Rehabbing Seattle pitcher Austin Adams (1-0) was the pitcher of record for Arkansas, striking out the side in his lone inning of work.

Adcock allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over 4.0 innings, giving up two home runs.

Shaver went 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and two walks in the loss.

Raleigh was 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs, while Liberato went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored.

The Hooks wrap up the season with a four-game series against the Tulsa Drillers. Bryan Abreu (6-2, 4.46) is scheduled for the home team as the first 2,000 fans at Whataburger Field will receive a Hooks Oven Mitt, courtesy of Mrs. Baird's, while all fans can stay for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Bud Light.

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