Naturals fall to 0-2 in TL Championship

In the best-of-five Texas League Championship, NW Arkansas fell to 0-2 to host Midland, dropping Game 2, 8-6.

The series now moves to NWA on Friday night with Luke Farrell on the mound. Parker Frazier is scheduled to make the start for Midland.

Texas_League_Logo_cqk7qaug_44ze5rmnThe RockHounds got to Naturals starter Paul Clemens in the first with three runs and never looked back.

Clemens lasted just 2.2 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk. Matt Murray escaped the two on and two out jam in the third, but then allowed three runs in the fourth (two on a two out home run).

The Naturals fought back to cut the deficit to two runs on a Frank Schwindel two out RBI in the fifth and a Jorge Bonifacio three-run home run in the sixth.

Unfortunately, after Aroni Nina threw two two scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts, Daniel Stumpf allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the seventh. Mark Peterson entered with the bases loaded and allowed one run to score on a force out.

The Naturals fought back again in the ninth, scoring two runs. With a runner on second base and two outs, Raul Mondesi was called out on strikes to end the game.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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