The Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs continued experimenting on the road with more new players after last week's All-Star break with a three-game road series last weekend against the McKinney Blue Thunder.
The Blue Thunder were still looking for their first win in the second half and they were able to take two out of three games from the Beach Dawgs.
Corpus Christi was able to take the first game Friday, shutting out McKinney for the second time this year with a 2-0 win.
Pitchers Miguel Soza, Bo Milner and Brandon Pello combined for 10 strikeouts in the win, with Soza and Pello getting four strikeouts each. Soza got the win, going seven innings, giving up four hits and four walks, while Pello recorded his eighth save of the season.
Games Two and Three Saturday and Sunday took a turn for the worse for Corpus Christi as errors plagued the Beach Dawgs in a 5-2 loss Saturday.
Four errors contributed to the loss as newcomer Kyle Alvarez, who replaced Tyler Kmetko at second base, had two errors in his first start for Corpus Christi.
McKinney first baseman Gene Filyaw and outfielder Antoine Cole each provided two RBIs, with Cole hitting a home run in the win.
To make matters worse for the Beach Dawgs, they stranded 10 batters in Saturday's game.
After shutting out the Blue Thunder in Game One, McKinney returned the favor in a big way with an 8-0 blowout against Corpus Christi in Game Three on Sunday.
Mike Cox pitched seven shutout innings and gave up just two hits in the Blue Thunder win.
Kmetko, who went 2-for-3 for the Beach Dawgs, had the only Corpus Christi hits in the game. McKinney's Filyaw was consistent offensively, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
New pitcher Josh Crixton had a rough outing in his first start with Corpus Christi, pitching six innings and giving up four earned runs on seven hits.
Down 2-0, the Beach Dawgs were still within reach until the Blue Thunder scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to seal the win.
Corpus Christi ends its road stint tonight against the second-half leading Texarkana Gunslingers, before coming back to Fairgrounds Field and trying to get revenge on McKinney in a three-game series beginning at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
The Beach Dawgs will play another three-game homestand against the Gunslingers beginning Tuesday.