Marcelo Perez pitched four scoreless innings, and Grant Smith enjoyed a three-hit, three-RBI night Wednesday as the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio rolled to a 15-2 victory over the Brazos Valley Bombers at Wolff Stadium.
With the win, the Chanclas avenged a 6-1 loss to the Bombers in the series opener Tuesday and moved back into first place in the South Division standings of the Texas Collegiate League.
The Chanclas (12-7) and the Bombers (12-8) will play again Thursday night at Wolff, before the teams move on to play three more starting Friday at Travis Field in Bryan.
Perez, from Laredo Alexander and TCU, was sharp from the beginning.
He kept throwing strikes to challenge the visitors, and the visitors kept making outs. Through the first three innings, Perez had a strike-ball ratio of 32-13. His teammates responded in the bottom half with three runs to take a 3-0 lead.
For his night’s work, Perez pitched four scoreless innings and allowed only three hits. He walked three but he also struck out five.
The Chanclas made up for a poor showing in Tuesday’s series opener by blowing away the Bombers in the middle innings.
After scoring three runs in the third, the Chanclas added one in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth for a 10-0 lead. Smith, from the University of the Incarnate Word, sparked the uprising in the fifth with a two-run single.
Brazos Valley — 2 5 2
San Antonio — 15 12 2
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Brazos Valley 12-8
San Antonio 12-7
Brazos Valley at San Antonio, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, at Wolff Stadium.
The Bombers hastened their own demise with wildness and walks. They issued nine bases on balls for the game.