Generals swept by Strykers; third-straight loss
July 19, 2013 at 2:19 a.m.
THE WOODLANDS - The Generals struck out 11 times Friday night in another one-run loss to the Woodlands Strykers that capped off a two-game sweep by the Woodlands.
Will Hibbs pitched all nine innings for the Strykers and allowed just six hits and five walks.
The Generals (21-20), after winning four straight after the All-Star break, have now lost three in a row and are on the verge of dropping below .500 for the first time in 2013.
Kyle Keller took the loss for the Generals, allowing three runs on three hits in four innings of work. He also had four strikeouts. Juan Cortina pitched the final four innings and gave up two runs on four hits and six strikeouts.
However, the Generals struck first.
After J.B. Moss was hit by a pitch to start the game, J.D. Arrowood came to the plate and drove Moss in from third base on a groundout RBI.
Arrowood was the only General to get multiple hits.
The Strykers tied the game up at 1-1 on the bottom of the second inning on a Vesely error at second base.
Aaron Morgan gave the lead back to Victoria when he scored an unearned run, but the Strykers took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI double by Ricky Sanchez.
Alvaro Rondon cut the deficit to 4-2 for the Generals in the sixth inning, but the Strykers' Bobby Schuman hit a solo home run to make it 5-3.
Kyle Thornell drove in the final run of the night when he hit a pitch back up the middle to score Arrowood, making the score 5-4.