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Corpus Christi Plays Strong throughout August Play

By Ruben Rodriguez
Los Fresnos News

As we continue throughout August, The Corpus Christi Hooks look to continue their dominance as they look to move up the standings in the Texas League Southern division. After winning the last two against the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

Corpus looked to continue their win streak as they hosted the Springfield Cardinals. The Bats came hot as Corpus took control early on and captured game one in shutout fashion 10-0. Game two saw the Hooks and Cardinals in a shootout and a nail-biter as both teams managed secure hits in their opening innings. Edwin Diaz of the Hooks hit two homeruns on back to back at bats. Corpus would win the thriller 5-4.

Game three saw Corpus again dominate on offense and defense to win 7-2. Game four on Friday night was a thriller as the Hooks managed to win 7-6. Corpus would eventually lose the last two games but still won the series over Springfield.

With the season winding down, the Hooks have a few key matchups left with San Antonio, Frisco, Wichita, Tulsa, and Arkansas. The Hooks offense has been led by Edwin Diaz, Will Wagner, Grae Kessinger, CJ Stubbs, Joe Perez, and Cesar Salazar. Pitching for the Hooks has been stellar by Cody Deason, Freyline Garcia, and Michael Horrell.

Despite losing Enmanuel Valdez, Wilyer Abreu, and more recently Justin Dirden, the Hooks still look like a strong contender in the Texas League South. Frisco still remains as the number