Perhaps there is a little bit of luck in the name Flying Chanclas.
At least that seemed to be the case during Chanclas Night at Wolff Stadium Thursday as a six-game losing streak came to a close with a 5-1 victory over Midland.
The Chanclas, the name San Antonio uses for Thursday home games, turned in a productive night at the plate to complement the sound pitching of Lake Bachar, Miguel Diaz (2-2), Rowan Wick and T.J. Weir. The four gave up five hits and totaled eight walks, but they kept Midland from getting into a scoring groove as the only run came on Sky Bolt’s homer.
Offensively, the Chanclas benefitted from Austin Allen’s three doubles.
The Chanclas, who lost a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to Corpus Christi Wednesday, were locked in a similar type of contest with Midland through the first five innings.
However, the scoreless tie ended in the sixth.
Midland broke the ice with Bolt’s solo off Diaz.
The Missions retaliated with much more during their frame, knocking starter Logan Shore out of the game.
Fernando Tatis Jr. slapped a one-out single and Josh Naylor walked. Ty France then drilled his first triple of the season to bring both runners across the plate. Austin Allen smacked a run-scoring ground-rule double to put the Missions in front, 3-1.
The Chanclas got a little more breathing room in the eighth with Michael Gettys’ two-run single that was set by a hit batsman and Allen’s final double of the contest.
Elsewhere around the Texas League, South Division first-half champion Corpus Christi extended its winning streak to eight with a 4-2 victory. In addition, Randy Cesar set the TL hitting streak record at 38th with a 3 for 4 night.
Chanclas-Missions notes: Outfielder Nick Schulz joined the Double-A club from Triple-A El Paso. Shortstop Deion Tansel was assigned to the Padres Arizona League. In addition, relief pitcher Gerardo Reyes went to Single-A Lake Elsinore and pitcher Jesse Scholtens comes to the Missions from Triple-A El Paso.