Relentless Riders Roll Saturday Night

Bobby Boyd belted a two-run home run to right field in the seventh inning Saturday night (Charlie Blalock)

By Corpus Christi Hooks | May 20, 2017 11:48 PM

FRISCO - The RoughRiders harnessed a 13-single attack Saturday night to best the Hooks, 6-2, before 11,009 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Ariel Jurado authored a strong start for Frisco (19-23), holding Corpus Christi to four hits through the first six innings.

With one away in the seventh, Jamie Ritchie notched an infield single and Bobby Boyd followed with a home run to right field. Boyd's two-run shot ended Juardo's (4-3) night. 

The Panamanian right-hander has permitted four runs in his last four starts, spanning 25 2/3 innings.

Of the Hooks' nine hits, five came in the seventh and eighth. Corpus Christi (20-22) stranded two in each inning.

The Riders netted their first two runs in the opening frame. Singles by Scott Heineman and Jose Cardona began the inning. A ground ball put the pair in scoring position, and Heineman scored on a wild pitch by Cy Sneed. Two outs later, Eric Aguilera hit an RBI opposite field single into left.

Frisco added three more in the third. Isiah Kiner-Falefa's infield single and a walk to Eric Aguilera started the rally. Juremi Profar was next and sent an RBI safety up the middle. A throwing error by first baseman Jon Singleton allowed Aguilera to score, and Michael De Leon capped the frame with a RBI knock into right field, putting the Riders ahead 5-0

Riley Ferrell, who relieved Sneed (2-4) in the fourth, surrendered the lone Frisco extra-base hit. Profar drove the initial pitch of the fifth into the right field corner for his first triple of the year. De Leon cashed in with a sacrifice fly.

Brock Dykxhoorn navigated past three hits and two walks to complete three scoreless innings.

Drew Ferguson, who went 2-for-5, extended his hit streak to 17 games, the fourth-longest in Hooks history.  

Akeem Bostick (1-1, 8.44) is slated to pitch for Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon. David Ledbetter (1-0, 3.60) gets the start for Frisco. First pitch is 4:05. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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