NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (TRAVS) -- Sunday night at Dickey-Stephens Park the Midland RockHounds kept quiet the Arkansas Travelers' offense, en route to topping the Travs, 4-1. Lefty Carlos Hernandez helped Midland remain unblemished on the season, while hurling five-scoreless innings and yielded four hits.
Midland opened the scoring in the second inning after Travs RH Lay Batista issued a leadoff walk to Dusty Coleman. Coleman stole second before Jefry Marte scolded a liner into the left-center gap for a double.
Batista appeared to begin settling in after allowing the run in the second. The Travs starter, who was making his Double-A debut, proceeded to retire seven batters he faced. However, in the fourth Batista found more trouble.
After consecutive walks with one out to both Coleman and Marte, Batista uncorked a series of three wild pitches. The second of the three brought home Coleman for Midland's second run of the game.