RoughRiders Rally to Win 7-4 on Mother's Day

Published: May 11, 2014 20:48pm EDT
By shaunmerritt, Entertainment/Sports Writer for Konsume Sports

Please Note: This article was updated May 11, 2014 @ 08:48pm EDT

 

With 5,613 in attendance cheering them on, the Frisco RoughRiders rallied against the Corpus Christi Hooks, winning the four game series on a 7-5 victory Sunday afternoon. 

Frisco starter Jerad Eickhoff pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4 and walking one getting a no-decision. He retired the side in order the first time through the Hooks' batting order, but ran into trouble in the 4th. A lead off single by Delino DeShields and a sacrifice bunt by Nolan Fontana got the Hooks going. A single and a double by Matt Duffy and Preston Tucker got the Hooks on the board for a 2-run lead.

The Riders would answer in the bottom of the inning with two straight singles by Chris Grayson and Trever Adams. Jake Smolinski would draw a walk and catcher Tomas Telis would single in a pair of runs to tie the game at 2-2. 

The Hooks threatened to take the lead in the top of the 5th, but Eickhoff got two strikeouts and later a fly-out to end the inning. The Riders would then get a double by 17 year old new comer Michael De Leon and a single by Chris Grayson to give the Riders a 3-2 lead. 

Starter Jerad Eickhoff would run into trouble in the 7th by walking Hooks' 1B Telvin Nash and then giving up a single to Delino DeShields Jr. Reliever Jimmy Reyes came in with two outs in an attempt to keep the Hooks threat at bay, but Nolan Fontana doubled to give the Hooks a 4-3 lead. 

Frisco did not waste any time rallying in the bottom of the frame as Jake Skole hit a lead off double and right fielder Teodoro Martinez would single him home evening up the game at 4-4.  Not to be outdone by the Riders, Corpus Christi staged a rally of their own the very next inning. After two quick ground outs started the inning, catcher Tyler Heineman gkept the inning alive by hitting a single. Two back to back singles by Joe Sclafani and Chris Epps would bring Heineman home and the Hooks would regain the lead 5-4. 

Chris Grayson, easily having the best game of the day, lead the bottom of the 8th off with a double to left field. Trever Adams would reach on a fielding error by Hooks 1B Telvin Nash in the best at bat, and Jake Smolinski would single to bring home Grayson to tie the game at 5-5. Tomas Telis hit a sacrifice fly to score Trever Adams and Jake Skole hit a triple to deep let-center to score Jake Smolinski to extend Frisco's lead to 7-5.

Reliever Ryan Bored would get a double play in the bottom of the ninth to end the game and seal the series for the Riders. 

The RoughRiders will go on the road to face the Midland RockHounds in a four-game series with Luke Jackson taking the mound for Frisco in the first game on Monday.  

 

 

 


 

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