Flying Chanclas rally for 7-4 victory in TCL home opener

Flying Chanclas reliever Matthew Sesler pitched 3 1/3 scoreless inning and gave up only one hit on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander

Flying Chanclas reliever Matthew Sesler yielded one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the Flying Chanclas. – photo by Joe Alexander

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio scored five runs in the fourth inning Friday night and rallied to claim a 7-4 victory over the Acadiana Cane Cutters in their Texas Collegiate League home opener at Wolff Stadium.

Trailing 3-1, the Chanclas started the uprising with one out when Johnny Hernandez walked and moved to second on a Leyton Barry single.

Eric Cervantes followed with another single to load the bases.

At that point, the Cane Cutters slowed the momentum with catcher Marshall Skinner firing to Ethan Lege at third to pick off Hernandez for the second out.

That’s when the Chanclas broke through, with Porter Brown and Jordan Thompson drawing back-to-back walks. Thompson’s free pass forced in Leyton Barry, trimming the Cane Cutters’ lead to 3-2.

On the next play, an error by Lege allowed two runs to score, giving the Chanclas the upper hand at 4-3. Another run came home on a wild pitch, and then Conner Shepherd produced an RBI single for a 6-3 lead.

The series between the Chanclas and Cane Cutters continues with Game 2 on Saturday an Game 3 on Sunday at The Wolff. Both games are at 7:05 p.m.

Runs-hit-errors

Acadiana 4 – 8 – 3
San Antonio 7 – 8 – 1

Please click the link for Friday night’s box score.

Records

San Antonio 2-2
Acadiana 1-3

Flying Chanclas catcher Eric Cervantes doubled and scored San Antonio's first run in the third inning on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander

Flying Chanclas catcher Eric Cervantes doubled and scored San Antonio’s first run in the third inning. – photo by Joe Alexander

Notable

Attendance was announced at 1,080 at Wolff, with fans turning out for the Chanclas’ first home game in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday night, the Chanclas played in Amarillo and erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning, defeating the Sod Squad 11-5. On Friday, they scored a big inning again, scoring five runs in the fourth on three hits, three walks and one error.

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