The Hooks scratched out three 10th-inning runs Friday night, edging Frisco, 4-3, before 4,801 fans at Whataburger Field.Thanks to its second last at-bat triumph of the young year, Corpus Christi has won 11 of the last 15 games.
The Hooks scratched out three 10th-inning runs Friday night, edging Frisco, 4-3, before 4,801 fans at Whataburger Field.
Thanks to its second last at-bat triumph of the young year, Corpus Christi has won 11 of the last 15 games.
Trailing 1-0, Myles Straw opened the home ninth with a base hit into right field. One out later, Yordan Alvarez smoked a double over the head of centerfielder Michael O'Neil, chasing Straw home from first to tie the game.
In the 10th, home plate umpire Jeff Gorman ruled Eliezer Álvarez was hit by an Alex Winkelman pitch. A sac bunt pushed the extra-inning run to third and Eliezer Alvarez to second, prompting an intentional walk of O'Neil. Correlle Prime then sent a single into right field, putting the Riders ahead 2-1. Corpus Christi native Jose Trevino followed with a sac fly for a two-run Frisco advantage.
Corpus Christi responded with an RBI double to left field by Lorenzo Quintana which scored extra-inning runner Nick Tanielu. Alex De Goti reached as the winning run thanks to a free pass from Adam Choplick.
With two away in the frame, Straw rolled an infield hit to third base. Stephen Wrenn then cracked a grounder toward the hole on the left side. Third baseman Luis Marté made a diving stop and hurried throw to second which sailed into right field, allowing Quintana and De Goti to score.
Wrenn led the club with three hits on the night.
Akeem Bostick made the start for Corpus Christi, allowing one run on four hits in 5.2 innings. Bostick struck out six and walked two. Winkelman earned the victory, holding the Riders to a pair of singles over the final 4.1 frames.
Pedro Payano and Brady Feigl combined to blank Corpus Christi over the first eight innings.
Lefty Cionel Pérez (1-1, 3.00) takes the ball for the Hooks Saturday night. First pitch is 7:05 and gates open at 5:35 as the first 2,000 fans receive an Astros José Altuve World Series Jersey, courtesy of CITGO.