Huff, Arias Homer in Riders Series-Opening Victory
AMARILLO, Texas - The Frisco RoughRiders slugged their way to a 7-3 win against the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Tuesday night from HODGETOWN.
The Sod Poodles (28-38) struck first in the first inning when Alek Thomas homered to begin the ballgame, making it 1-0.
Frisco (40-27) hit right back in the top of the fourth when Steele Walker laced a two-run triple down the right-field line, vaulting the Riders in front 2-1.
Dominic Mirogilo and Ryder Jones then lifted sacrifice flies in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, giving the Sod Poodles a 3-2 advantage.
In the sixth, Sam Huff blasted a two-run home run to center, his third of the season for the RoughRiders, and Frisco led 4-3, before Diosbel Arias added insurance with a three-run home run for the Riders, making it 7-3.
Noah Bremer (2-1) received the win for the Riders, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit while striking out two.
Despite throwing seven innings, Luis Frias (3-5) took the loss for Amarillo.
The RoughRiders and Sod Poodles continue their series on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:05 p.m. Frisco will turn to RHP Hans Crouse (2-2, 3.29) while Amarillo hands the ball to LHP Tommy Henry (1-4, 5.02).
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