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Chad Donato Works a Gem for Space Cowboys Wednesday Afternoon 

June 8, 2022

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) – Chad Donato followed the lead of Hunter Brown on Wednesday afternoon, delivering another fine outing from a Sugar Land Space Cowboys starting pitcher. Donato struck out a season-high nine batters through 5 1/3 innings Wednesday afternoon against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Space Cowboys went on

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.)Chad Donato followed the lead of Hunter Brown on Wednesday afternoon, delivering another fine outing from a Sugar Land Space Cowboys starting pitcher.

Donato struck out a season-high nine batters through 5 1/3 innings Wednesday afternoon against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

The Space Cowboys went on to lose 9-8 in extra innings at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Donato allowed just one run on four hits while striking out nine batters. It’s the second-most strikeouts in a single game from a Space Cowboys pitcher this season, trailing only Brown’s 10 strikeouts on May 26 in El Paso.

Corey Julks and Taylor Jones pushed the Space Cowboys out to a 2-0 lead in the first, with Julks delivering an RBI single and Jones a sacrifice fly. Jones and Jake Meyers continued their MLB Rehab Assignments Wednesday. Meyers started in center field and went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. Jones started at first base and went 1-for-2 with the sac-fly.

The Space Cowboys led by as much as 6-1 in the afternoon contest. Alex De Goti drove in a pair of runs with an RBI ground out in the sixth and RBI single in the eighth.

Pedro León drove in a pair with a two-run double in the eighth inning. León ranks second in the Pacific Coast League with 15 doubles on the year and is tied for third with 25 extra-base hits.

Oklahoma City tied the game up in the ninth on a three-run double from Jake Lamb.

The Space Cowboys scored two runs in the 10th on an RBI groundout from Cesar Salazar and a passed ball.

Oklahoma City went on to win on a walk-off two-run double from Michael Busch.

The Space Cowboys finish out their brief road trip in Oklahoma City at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday. Shawn Dubin is set to get the start for the Space Cowboys.