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Midland Notebook: Digging Deep

Heether produced big after joining the 'Hounds.

The dog days of summer came a little early for the Double-A Midland Rockhounds in 2011. The 'Hounds limped through a hot Texas May, falling out of contention for a first-half playoff berth with a 9-19 record. The Oakland A's affiliate will look to rebound in June.

Team Overview The Midland Rockhounds were in a strong position to compete for a first-half division title at the end of April, but a disastrous May has left them well off of the pace of first place San Antonio. The ‘Hounds went 9-19 in May and are now 13 games out of first place and fourth overall in a five-team division. The month was highlighted by an eight-game losing streak during which...

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