Missions 6 Arkansas Traveler 5
Key Statistics: 2B Cory Spangenberg 2-5, SB; 3B Jake Blackwood 2-3, BB; RF Yeison Asencio 2-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; SS Jeudy Valdez 1-3, BB; DH Austin Hedges 1-4, RBI; LHP Juan Oramas (W, 1-0) 6.0 IP 2 H BB 7 Ks; RHP Jeremy McBryde (S, 3) 1.0 IP K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions win tonight will force a deciding Game 5 on Sunday. The big story was the performance of lefty Juan Oramas who threw six scoreless innings before the Travelers hit the San Antonio bullpen for five earned runs. The offensive hero of the game was right fielder Yeison Ascencio who hit a bases loaded triple in the fifth inning to break the game open. He also doubled on the night and is now hitting .344 in the Texas League playoffs. Ascencio, 23, was involved in an age scandal after a big year in the Arizona League in 2010 that caused many to question how good he would be at higher levels. He put up solid offensive numbers with the Missions this year and has a plus arm in right. Keep an eye on him....Josh Geer, who delivered the big win in the division series, will get the start on Sunday.
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