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Martin's strong start spoiled late in 4-2 loss

Eighth-inning homer helps Hooks sneak past Riders
Brett Martin delivered 5 2/3 of one-run ball Wednesday evening. (Caitlyn Epes/Frisco RoughRiders)
June 6, 2018

CORPUS, Texas (June 6, 2018) - Brett Martin gave his best performance of the year for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, allowing one run and fanning six in 5 2/3 innings of work, but a late home run pushed the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 4-2

CORPUS, Texas (June 6, 2018) - Brett Martin gave his best performance of the year for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, allowing one run and fanning six in 5 2/3 innings of work, but a late home run pushed the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 4-2 victory Wednesday evening at Whataburger Field.

BIG MOMENTS
* After allowing a career-high eight runs in his last start, Martin yielded just one run and kept the Hooks off balance most of the night. He left in line for his second win of the season.

* Corpus Christi's Stephen Wrenn spoiled Martin's chance for victory with a three-run home run in the eighth to put the Hooks ahead 4-2.


* The Riders erased an early 1-0 deficit with a two-run sixth inning, thanks to a Josh Morgan sacrifice fly and Jose Trevino RBI single.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
 Brett Martin: 5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

 Jose Trevino: 1-for-3, RBI
 Josh Morgan: 1-for-2, RBI

NEWS AND NOTES
Riders reliever James Jones made his first appearance as a hitter since July 2016 and went 1-for-2 with a single, a walk and a stolen base.

* Michael O'Neill extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in the sixth.

WHAT'S NEXT
Riders at Corpus Christi, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Richelson Peña (3-3, 2.68) vs. LHP Framber Valdez (2-2, 5.37)

Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio, First Pitch App

About the RoughRiders 
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis , Adrián González , Ian Kinsler and Neftalí Feliz , as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus , Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara . For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at [email protected].