Flying Chanclas Fall to Pointy Boots in 11 Innings

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In another thriller against Amarillo, the Flying Chanclas lost 6-5 in 11 innings. The Chanlas offense goes 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 runners during the losing effort.

It was an eventful first inning for the Flying Chanclas against the Pointy Boots. Amarillo scored once in the top of the inning and San Antonio bounced back with two runs of their own.

Fred Schlichtholz was the starting pitcher for San Antonio replacing Reiss Knehr who was a late scratch. It was Schlichtholz’s second career start. Alek Thomas welcomed him to the game with a lead-off double. Dominic Fletcher followed that with an RBI single. Schlichtholz rebounded with a double play and a ground out to end the inning.

The Flying Chanclas were facing Tommy Henry, the 12th ranked Diamondbacks prospect. Azocar singled to start the inning but was caught trying to steal second base. With two outs in the inning, Eguy Rosario reached base with a single. Allen Cordoba provided the power with a two-run home run. His third long ball of the year gave the Flying Chanclas a 2-1 lead.

After two scoreless innings, San Antonio added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Fernandez hit his fifth double of the season. He advanced to third base on a wild pitch. After a ground out from Olivier Basabe, Fernandez scored on a second wild pitcher from Henry. The Chanclas were up 3-1.

Facing new pitcher James Reeves, the Pointy Boots rallied in the top of the eighth inning and tied the game. Thomas welcomed Reeves to the game with a triple. After two straight walks, the bases were loaded with one out. Ryder Jones hit a ground ball to second that was misfielded by Kelvin Melean. Two runners scored on the play and the game was tied at three.

The Flying Chanclas threatened in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jack Suwinski walked and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Basabe singled and advanced Suwinski to third base. After a wild pitch, Chandler Seagle drew a walk and loaded the bases. The Chanclas were left stranded after a groundout from Azocar.

For the first time since the first inning, Amarillo regained the lead in the 10th inning. With Luis Basabe automatically on second base, he advanced to third base on a ground out. After a hit by pitch, Basabe scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly from Stone Garrett. Amarillo took a 4-3 lead.

The Flying Chanclas capitalized on their scoring opportunity in the bottom of the 10th inning. Suwinski was placed at second base and advanced to third on a ground out. Basabe struck out, but reached base on a passed ball. During that play, Suwinski scored the tying run.

Joe Beimel was the new pitcher for the Flying Chanclas in the top of the 11th inning. Mikey Reynolds began the inning at second base. After stealing third base, he scored on an RBI single from Jancarlos Cintron. Cintron stole second base and then scored after an RBI single from Dominic Miroglio. Amarillo took a 6-4 lead.

The Flying Chanclas refused to give up and loaded the bases in the 11th inning with no outs. Melean was placed on second base. Chandler Seagle drew a walk. Jose Azocar reached on an error. Ben Ruta drew a walk to score Melean. Seagle was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice from Rosario. Rosario was safe at first. Allen Cordoba struck out looking for out number two. Suwinski struck out swinging to end the game.

Post-Game Notes

  • With the loss, San Antonio falls to 28-29 on the season
  • Eguy Rosario (#18 Padres prospect): 2-4, R, 2 BB, SB
  • Dylan Rheault pitched three shutout innings in relief, allowed two hits, struck out three
  • San Antonio hitters went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position

The Missions continue their six-game series with the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Thursday, July 8th. Right-hander Reiss Knehr (6-1, 3.90) is scheduled to start for the Missions. Left-hander Tommy Henry (1-3, 4.65) is scheduled to pitch for the Sod Poodles. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

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