CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 16, 2017) - The Corpus Christi Hooks scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 10th, walking off with a 2-1 win over the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Sunday at Whataburger Field.
- Antonio Nunez scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th on a passed ball against Riders catcher Jose Trevino .
- Corpus Christi's J.D. Davis broke a scoreless tie in the third, delivering an RBI single in the third to give the Hooks a 1-0 lead.
- Royce Bolinger doubled to lead off the fifth and scored on a Hooks throwing error, tying the game 1-1.
- Riders starter Yohander Mendez struck out eight men over seven innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk in a no-decision.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Yohander Mendez: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- Royce Bolinger: 1-4, double, run
- Juremi Profar: 2-4
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Riders played consecutive extra-inning games for the first time since August 24-25, 2016 at San Antonio.
- Yohander Mendez recorded eight strikeouts Sunday, marking the fourth time in his last five starts that he's fanned at least seven hitters in an outing.
- Juremi Profar recorded his third consecutive multi-hit game Sunday. He is 10-for-his-last-15, hitting .667.
Riders at Corpus Christi, Monday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-6, 4.57 ERA) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (MLB rehab)
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB 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 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, 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 Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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