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Frisco Scores Late to Outlast Hooks

Riders Outpower Hooks to End June

August 21, 2022 – Texas League (TL)Frisco RoughRiders News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Frisco RoughRiders ended a three-game skid with a 7-4 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks at Whataburger Field Saturday night. Frisco reliever Grant Anderson notched his fourth consecutive save with four strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless innings, his fifth save in his last six appearances. Riders first baseman Blaine Crim finished with a 3-for-5 night with two RBIs, including a two-out RBI in the top of the 9th to ensure the Riders win.

Anderson completed the save and delivered the win by striking out the side in the bottom of the 9th, finishing with four strikeouts. In the month of August, Anderson hasn’t given up an earned run across 6.2 innings and is 4-for-4 in the month in save opportunities with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Frisco (24-20, 60-53) starter Avery Weems made his first start since July 16th with five strikeouts in four innings of work, giving up two runs on one hit. In the month of August, Weems has struck out 15 batters and walked three in 12 innings across three outings.

Reliever Tai Tiedemann (4-1) earned the win for Frisco with a strikeout and a run allowed in one inning after Weems’ four innings. Left-hander Grant Wolfram followed with three strikeouts and two walks over the next 1.1 innings, setting up Anderson for the save.

Corpus Christi starter Adrian Chaidez (4-3) surrendered three runs on three hits in five innings, while Matt Ruppenthal allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in the 8th and 9th innings for the Hooks (19-25, 51-62).

Corpus Christi struck first for just the second time this week in the bottom of the 2nd on a two-run single from third baseman Joe Perez. With the bases loaded, Perez singled in a pair of runs to give the Hooks an early 2-0 lead.

The Riders bounced back by loading the bases in the top of the 4th beginning with a single from Crim, followed by consecutive walks to Josh Stowers and Jax Biggers to load the bases. With two outs in the inning, designated hitter Miguel Aparicio tripled up the first base line and brought everybody in to vault the Riders on top, 3-2.

Frisco stretched their lead in the next inning with the first three batters reaching base safely on Hooks righty Michael Horrell. Aaron Zavala returned to the Riders roster in his first game with Frisco since August 9th with a base hit to begin the inning, followed by Justin Foscue reaching safely on a fielder’s choice. With two on, Crim struck for…

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