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April 20, 2018 - Texas League (TL) - Corpus Christi Hooks News Release

FRISCO - Corpus Christi notched four two-out RBIs in a 5-3 triumph over Frisco Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Myles Straw was hit by a Collin Wiles pitch to begin the ballgame. Straw later scored on Carmen Benedetti's single into center field.

The Hooks (7-6) doubled their edge in the fourth. Taylor Jones, who doubled to open the frame, crossed the pay station when Alex De Goti smacked a two-out single into right field.

Brock Dykxhoorn retired the first seven men he faced, and held Frisco (3-10) to a pair of singles through three innings of work.

Michael O'Neil's lead-off home run and Luis La O's RBI double tied the game at 2 in the fourth.

Jones responded with a two-out solo home run to left field in the fifth. His first Double-A dinger put Corpus Christi back in front, 3-2.

Dykxhoorn spun a scoreless fifth before giving way to Sean Stutzman in the sixth. A walk and Jose Trevino's double greeted Stutzman, setting the stage for an RBI groundout from Luis Mendez.

With the game level at 3 in the eighth, Corpus Christi scored twice against Joe Filomeno. Jones worked a free pass and scored from first on a two-out double by Randy Cesar. Jamie Ritchie then sent a single into left field, plating Cesar from second base.

Riley Ferrell was called upon to get the final out in the eighth, leaving a man at first base.

In the ninth, Ferrell worked around a hit batsman and two walks to notch his first save of the season.

Former Hook and rehabbing Texas Ranger Delino DeShields went 1-for-3 with a bunt base hit while playing five innings in center field.

Lefty Ryan Hartman (0-0, 0.00) gets the ball for Corpus Christi Friday night. Frisco counters with southpaw Wes Benjamin (0-1, 5.00). First pitch 7:05.

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