CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 5, 2018) - Behind a six-run fourth, the Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 9-2 Tuesday night at Whataburger Field.BIG MOMENTS* Leading 2-1 entering the fourth, the Hooks opened up a comfortable lead with a six-run frame.* Ryne Slack
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 5, 2018) - Behind a six-run fourth, the Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 9-2 Tuesday night at Whataburger Field.
* Leading 2-1 entering the fourth, the Hooks opened up a comfortable lead with a six-run frame.
* Ryne Slack entered out of the bullpen after the big inning and retired all seven batters he faced.
* Juremi Profar put the Riders on the board first with an RBI single in the second.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
Juremi Profar: 1-for-4, RBI
Michael O'Neill : 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, SB
Ryne Slack: 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
NEWS AND NOTES
Michael O'Neill pushed his hitting streak to eight games with a double in the second inning.
* The Riders had the leadoff runner reach in each of the first seven innings.
Riders at Corpus Christi, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Brett Martin (1-5, 8.93) vs. RHP Akeem Bostick (0-1, 3.24)
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].