Kowalczyk Tees off in 5-1 Win over Naturals
FRISCO, Texas - Alex Kowalczyk had three hits, including a home run, and the Riders went deep three times overall in a 5-1 win over Northwest Arkansas Friday night.
* Kowalczyk's homer came in the seventh inning, capping his first three-hit night of the season.
* Juremi Profar hit a solo shot in the second and Preston Beck went deep in the third to help the Riders build an early 4-0 lead.
* Joe Palumbo tossed three scoreless innings, and four Riders relievers combined to throw six innings of one-run ball, including another perfect inning for Matt Bush.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Alex Kowalczyk: 3-for-4, HR, 2 R
* Juremi Profar: 2-for-4, HR
* Joe Palumbo: 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K
* Matt Bush: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
NEWS AND NOTES
* Bush has thrown three scoreless innings, allowing one base runner, since coming off the 7-day IL June 8th.
* The Riders remain a half-game behind Midland for the top spot in the first-half standings with three games remaining.
Riders vs. NW Arkansas, Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
RHP Tyler Phillips (0-4, 7.89) vs. RHP Ofreidy Gomez (3-4, 3.90)
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