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Hooks Walk off in Extras Again vs. Amarillo

May 11, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Corpus Christi Hooks News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks picked up their second walk-off win of the series against Amarillo, knocking off the Sod Poodles 2-1 in 10 innings Saturday at Whataburger Field. Carmen Benedetti's two-strike single drove in the winning run.

With a runner at third and one out in the 10th, Benedetti drilled a grounder back up the middle off Travis Radke (L, 2-1), who had been nearly untouchable in 2.1 innings of work to that point. The win made it three in a row and a series win for the Hooks.

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Besides the exciting walk-off, both offenses were stagnant most of the night, striking out a combined 32 times.

The Hooks pitching staff set a new club record for punchouts in a game, first matching the 9.0-inning record of 18 and eclipsing that mark in extras for a new high total of 19.

Brett Adcock made the start for Corpus Christi was fairly erratic, striking out seven but walking four over 3.0 innings. He worked out of a one-out bases-loaded jam in the second, fanning Buddy Reed and Rodrigo Orozco to avoid damage.

Corpus got on the board in the third when Benedetti led off with a walk and stole second against rehabbing San Diego Padres pitcher Miguel Diaz. He scored a batter later on an Osvaldo Duarte double.

Collin McKee allowed the tying run on a solo homer from Orozco (2), but the game reached a stalemate after that. McKee allowed two hits with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings.

Tyler Ivey made his first appearance since April 23 after serving a 14-game suspension and picked up as dominant as he left off. Ivey (W, 3-0) pitched 5.0 hitless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks allowed, lowering his season ERA to 0.86.

The Hooks go for the four-game sweep Sunday with righty Carson LaRue (0-0, 6.14) against righty Emmanuel Ramirez (1-4, 6.00). Gates open at 12:45 p.m. as the first 1,500 fans will receive an Astros Mother's Day Clutch, courtesy of Driscoll Health System.

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