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Texas League All-Star Game Recap: North Beats South 9-4

Jorge Bonifacio late home run seals the victory.

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The Texas League All-Star game was played on Tuesday night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX in front of 7,370 fans and the North pulled away late for a 9-4 victory.

After a scoreless top of the first, the South took an early lead in their half of the inning scoring their first run on a lead-off home run off the bat of San Antonio Missions center fielder Travis Jankowski.

The South added to their lead in the bottom of the second to go up 2-0, after another lead-off home run this time off the bat of the Midland RockHounds third baseman Ryon Healy.

The North finally got on the board pulling within a run in the top of the third as Springfield Cardinals right fielder Nick Martini scored on ground out from fellow Cardinals teammate Jeremy Hazelbaker.

In the fourth, the North tied the game at 2-2 on a single by Arkansas Travelers first baseman Brian Hernandez scoring Northwest Arkansas Naturals first baseman Balbino Fuenmayor, then taking a 4-2 lead in the fifth on a two-RBI single from Cardinals center fielder Charlie Tilson scoring Travelers second baseman Sherman Johnson and Hazelbaker.

The South answered right back with two runs in the bottom half of the fifth tying the game at 4-4. RockHounds second baseman Chad Pinder scored on a sac fly from fellow RockHounds teammate Carson Blair, then a wild pitch by Travelers righty Albert Suarez scored RockHounds outfielder Chad Oberacker to tie the game.

After two scoreless innings, the North took a two-run lead in the top of the eighth on a two-run home run off the bat of Naturals right fielder and All-Star game MVP Jorge Bonifacio scoring Tilson to take a 6-4 lead.

The North pulled away with three runs in the top of the ninth when Martini scored after Tilson reached on an error, Travelers third baseman Drew Magi scored on a bases loaded walk from Bonifacio and Naturals Terrance Gore scored on Fuenmayor’s sac fly.

In the bottom of the inning, Cardinals right hander Kyle Barraclough came in and recorded two outs before giving way to Tulsa Drillers lefty Jeremy Horst who retired Tilson to end the game and give the North a victory.

Top Performers

North
Charlie Tilson – 3 for 5, R, 3 RBI, SB
Jorge Bonifacio – 1 for 4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
Balbino Fuenmayor – 3 for 4, R, Double, RBI
Brian Hernandez – 2 for 5, RBI
Nick Martini – 1 for 3, 2 R, Double, BB, SB

South
Travis Jankowski – 2 for 4, R, Triple, HR, RBI
Ryon Healy – 1 for 2, R, HR, RBI
Chad Oberacker – 1 for 3, R, Double
Chris Devenski – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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