The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, take an 11-4 loss against the Hooks Saturday night. Corpus Christi starter Brock Dykxhoorn dominated the RoughRiders offense, pitching a season-high 6 2/3 innings, giving up just three hits and two runs.
For the RoughRiders, Collin Wiles began the game on the mound. He was rocked for seven hits and five runs (all earned) across his 6.0 innings pitched. Wiles struck out three and walked none, taking the loss. Of his seven hits given up, four came from home runs. Kyle Tucker went deep in the first, Jon Singleton and Jason Martin in the fourth, and Jack Mayfield’s solo shot in the sixth inning made it 5-0.
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Connor Sadzeck, transitioning from a starter to the reliever role, came in to replace Wiles. He tossed one inning, giving up two hits and one run (earned). Sadzeck walked one and got one punch out.
Royce Bolinger, Andy Ibanez, and Scott Heineman led the offense for the RoughRiders. Bolinger went 1-2 with a double, a sacrifice fly, two RBIs, and a walk. Ibanez went 2-4 with a double and one RBI. Heineman also went 2-4. The team left six men on base, hitting 3-8 with runners in scoring position.
News and notes from RidersBaseball.com:
- Collin Wiles allowed a career-high four home runs, surpassing his previous high of three set on August 15, 2016, against Lancaster, also a Houston affiliate.
- With four more home runs Saturday, Corpus Christi has clobbered 30 long balls in 19 head-to-head meetings with the Riders.
- Scott Heineman has reached safely in 22 of his last 36 plate appearances, extending his on-base streak to 13 games. With two hits Saturday, Heineman has strung together four consecutive multi-hit games.
- Luke Tendler doubled for the seventh time in his past 12 games. Over the stretch, the outfielder is hitting .364 and has driven in 11 runs.
The RoughRiders will face the Hooks again Sunday night, at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. It will be the finale of this four-game series. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM CT. Yohander Mendez (5-4, 3.48 ERA) is set to take on Yoanys Quiala (1-0, 3.00 ERA) of the Hooks.
You can watch the game via MiLB.tv, or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.
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