The New Orleans Baby Cakes (69-61) avoided a series sweep by taking the final game in their series against the Round Rock Express (79-53). The final score was Baby Cakes 2, Express 1.
Round Rock designated hitter Lorenzo Quintana gave the Express an early lead with a solo home run over the left field wall.
New Orleans tied the game in the seventh inning. Deven Marrero singled and then stole second base. Marrero scored on a double by Peter O’Brien.
The Baby Cakes took the lead in the eighth inning. Magneuris Sierra singled and advanced to second base on a pickoff throwing error by Brendan McCurry. A fielder choice advanced Sierra to third base. Sierra scored on a double by Yadiel Rivera.
Express starting pitcher Cristian Javier looked spectacular in his first career PCL game. Javier struckout 8 batters in 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits while walking 2.
Round Rock relief pitcher Josh James allowed New Orleans to tie the game and was assigned the blown save. James allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 1 inning. Brendan
McCurry (3-4) took over for James and suffered the loss. McCurry gave up 1 run on 3 hits in 2 innings while striking out 3 batters.
Starting Baby Cakes pitcher Joe Gunkel (7-2) earned the win. Gunkel went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 3 batters and walking 2.