‘Riders Rewind – June 21
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The ‘Riders roll into the final game before the All-Star break on the strength of a 3-0 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks. Click here to read the full game recap.
Star of the Game: 3B Joey Gallo – 1/4, R, HR, 3RBI, 2K
Gallo homered for the second straight night and in seven career games against the Hooks, the mammoth slugger has gone deep four times. Corpus Christi starting pitcher Mike Hauschild carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning when the RoughRiders opened the inning with a pair of singles from Patrick Cantwell and Trever Adams, respectively. That brought Gallo to the plate, and on the first pitch from Hauschild, he deposited the offering on the right-center field berm for the only three runs of the game for either side.
Through 12 games with Frisco, Gallo posts a .279 batting average (12-for-43) with ten runs, one double, six home runs and 14 runs driven in. He has drawn nine walks and has struck out 20 times.
In case you missed it:
-Frisco recorded all of their runs and hits in a single inning (the seventh). Corpus Christi outhit the ‘Riders 7-3 and Frisco left just one man on base in the game.
-The Hooks’ best chance to score came in the fifth inning with runners on the corners and one out. A poor bunt by Ruben Sosa enabled Alec Asher to field an throw home where Tomás Telis tagged out Tyler Heineman for a crucial second out.
-Corpus Christi relief pitcher Alex Sogard tossed one shutout inning against the RoughRiders in the ninth. Sogard’s older brother, Eric, is an infielder for the Oakland A’s.
-Cantwell spoiled Hauschild’s no-no in the seventh inning. The backstop also tarnished the perfect game when he drew a walk in the fourth. Through the first six frames, Cantwell was Frisco’s only baserunner.
-Phil Klein moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Texas League with his tenth save of the season.
-The 3-0 final score marked the eighth time Frisco has shut out an opponent. The ‘Riders are 8-3 in shutouts this season.
Be sure to catch this interview with Corpus Christi interim pitching coach Doug Brocail. Rangers fans may remember Brocail during his time in Arlington from 2004-2005. He shares some lighter moments of his career on the Pregame Show:
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