Riders allow just four hits all day in doubleheader split

Hernandez dominates Travelers in game two victory

Jonathan Hernandez turned in one of his best Double-A outings Thursday at Arkansas (Caitlyn Epes/Frisco RoughRiders)

By Frisco RoughRiders | August 9, 2018 11:09 PM

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 9, 2018) - Behind excellent pitching all day long, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, split a doubleheader with the Arkansas Travelers Thursday at Dickey-Stephens Park, winning game two 6-0 after losing the front half 4-0.

GAME ONE - Arkansas 4 Riders 0

BIG MOMENTS
* The Riders held the Travelers to just two hits but a pair of unearned runs in the third helped the Travelers expand their lead.
* Josh Morgan reached base twice with a hit and a hit by pitch.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Josh Morgan: 1-for-2, HBP
* Adam Parks: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

GAME TWO - Riders 6 Arkansas 0

BIG MOMENTS
* Jonathan Hernandez tossed a gem for the Riders, working six scoreless innings, while allowing just two hits, three walks and recording nine strikeouts.

* Both Michael De Leon and Luis Yander La O recorded three-hit nights, each collecting their third hit as part of a four-run seventh inning.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Jonathan Hernandez: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K (W)
* Luis Yander La O: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, R
* Michael De Leon: 3-for-4, R
* Juremi Profar: 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI

NEWS AND NOTES 
* Riders pitching allowed just two hits in each game of Thursday's twin bill.
* Hernandez's nine strikeouts in game two tied a single-game high by a Riders pitcher this year.
* The Riders recorded their fourth shutout win of the season in game two.

WHAT'S NEXT
Riders at NW Arkansas, Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Probables: LHP Taylor Hearn (1-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Scott Blewett (6-6. 5.59)

Video: MiLB.tv
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