Martinez Leads Punchout Party in Narrow Defeat
FRISCO, Texas - Emerson Martinez tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts and Riders pitchers combined to fan 15 Midland hitters Thursday night, but the RoughRiders were edged 7-6 in the series opener.
* Martinez struck out the side in the first and finished with 10 punchouts in five innings, tying a career-best set last season with Advanced-A Down East.
* Trailing 2-0, the Riders plated five unanswered runs between the fifth and sixth innings, before Midland regained the lead for good in the seventh.
* Michael De Leon and Charles Leblanc each collected a pair of RBI singles for the Riders.
NOTABLE RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Emerson Martinez: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
* Charles Leblanc: 3-for-5, 2 RBI
* Michael De Leon: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, BB, R
NEWS AND NOTES
* Leblanc collected his eighth multi-hit game of the year, four of which have featured three hits.
* Earlier in the day, the two clubs completed a suspended game from April 7, with Midland prevailing 6-2 in 11 innings.
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