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Orlando Calixte hits another walk-off homer

05/17/2014 10:09 PM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Shortstop Orlando Calixte hit his second walk-off home run in seven days when he hit a solo shot that lifted Class AA Northwest Arkansas to a 2-1 win over Tulsa.

Calixte had an RBI single in the third inning that tied the game 1-1 and it stayed that way until Calixte led off the ninth inning with a home run. Last Sunday, Calixte also hit a game-winning homer in the ninth. That one beat Springfield.

Starter Jason Adam had a great night, allowing a first-inning run in his seven frames. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three. Malcom Culver pitched a perfect eighth, and Wilking Rodriguez, 1-0, struck out two in the top of the ninth inning.

That set the stage for Calixte.

Other games

Francisley Bueno allowed three runs on three hits in two innings and Class AAA Omaha lost 6-2 at Memphis. Bueno, who is on a rehab assignment, walked two, gave up three hits and struck out a pair. He threw 20 of his 35 pitches for strikes. Shortstop Christian Colon had two hits, including a double, and scored both runs. Right fielder Paulo Orlando also had a pair of hits.

Two bad innings proved costly to Miguel Almonte and Class A-Advanced Wilmington in a 5-1 loss at Lynchburg. Almonte, 2-2, gave up all five runs on six hits in six-plus innings. He struck out seven and walked four. Third baseman Michael Antonio doubled and scored for the Blue Rocks.

First baseman Frank Schwindel’s two-run double highlighted a three-run eighth inning as Class A Lexington won 5-2 against Hagerstown. The Legends had the bases load with one out when Tyler Chism scored on a wild pitch. Schwindel then doubled home Ramon Torres and Chad Johnson. Schwindel had three RBIs in the game. Starter Luke Farrell allowed two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three. Luis Santos, 4-1, didn’t allow a run in 2 2/3 innings.

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