Pair of rehabbers vaults Hooks to 10-3 victory over Riders

Stassi and McCullers Jr. shine, Hooks homer four times in win

By Frisco RoughRiders | August 30, 2017 11:02 PM ET


FRISCO, Texas (August 30, 2017) - Houston Astros rehabbers Max Stassi and Lance McCullers Jr. led the way for the Corpus Christi Hooks as they defeated the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 10-3 Wednesday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.


  • The Hooks surged out to a 3-0 lead three batters into the contest with an RBI double from Kyle Tucker and a two-run homer from Max Stassi, who homered again in the third inning.
  • Trailing 4-0, the Riders scored twice in the bottom of the third on an RBI double from Luis Marte and a RBI single from Michael O'Neill .
  • Aside from Stassi's two home runs, Corpus Christi's Jamie Ritchie and Ramon Laureano also went deep.
  • Houston Astros rehabber Lance McCullers Jr. earned the victory, striking out two over five innings of two-run ball. The righthander walked two and allowed five hits.


  • Michael O'Neill: 2-4, double, RBI, walk
  • Juremi Profar: 2-4, two doubles, run
  • Luis Marte: 2-4, RBI double


  • Scott Heineman extended his hitting streak to 11 games and his on-base streak to 17 games with a double in the sixth inning. The 11-game hitting streak ties his longest this season (April 6-20).
  • With four more long balls allowed Wednesday, Riders pitching has yielded 44 homers in 30 games against Corpus Christi this year, including four games with at least four roundtrippers.
  • Riders reliever Connor Sadzeck worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday. He has not permitted a run in six of his last nine appearances after allowing scoring in nine of his previous 11 games.


Riders vs. Corpus Christi, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Pedro Payano (4-4, 3.52 ERA) vs. LHP Framber Valdez (4-5, 5.48 ERA)
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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 or contact Art Garcia at or Ryan Rouillard at

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