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Midland Notebook: Success Despite Obstacles

Murphy Smith has starred in a new role.

April was eventful for the Midland RockHounds, as they faced a barrage of injuries and other transactions. Despite all of that roster movement, the RockHounds are off to a fast start, with a 16-9 record in April. We review the month that was for Midland.

Overview April presented plenty of obstacles for the Double-A Midland Rockhounds, but despite a long list of injured players and plenty of roster movement, manager Aaron Nieckula's club put together an outstanding first month of the season. Going into May, the RockHounds are 16-9 and just a half-game out of first place in the Texas League's Northern Division. It hasn't been easy. Midland began...

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