Sanchez Guides Riders to Walk-Off Win
FRISCO, Texas - A walk-off single from Tony Sanchez capped a ninth-inning comeback for the Riders, who rallied to beat Midland 4-3 Friday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
* The Riders scored twice in the ninth to erase a 3-2 deficit. Andretty Cordero singled home the tying run before Sanchez produced the knockout blow.
* Preston Beck clubbed a solo homer in the sixth - his team-leading fifth of the year - to make it a 3-2 game in the sixth.
* Three Riders pitchers combined to allow just one run on two hits in the final six innings to keep Midland from expanding its lead.
NOTABLE RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Tony Sanchez: 2-for-4, RBI
* Preston Beck: 1-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
* Joe Palumbo: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
NEWS AND NOTES
* Friday's walk-off win was the first of the year for the Riders, who collected six such victories in 2018.
* Sanchez extended his hitting streak to 11 games. His streak is the longest by a Riders hitter since Scott Heineman collected a 12-game surge in August 2017.
Riders vs. Midland, Saturday, 7:05 pm
RHP Edgar Arredondo (1-1, 3.97) vs. RHP Brian Howard (2-0, 0.56)
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