EDINBURG, Texas—Scott Wingo allowed one run in seven innings and struck out six leading the Edinburg Roadrunners past the McAllen Thunder 6-3 Tuesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.
The game remained scoreless until the top of the fifth when Eric Eiland hit an RBI double to left field that allowed Derek Marshall to score giving the Thunder (15-23) the 1-0 lead.
The Roadrunners (17-22) answered back in the bottom of the fifth against Thunder starter Frank James. Adam Gordon reached on after a dropped fly ball that allowed him to reach second. After a fielder’s choice off the bat of C.J. Beatty, Robert Matlock hit an RBI single to center field that allowed Gordon to score tying the game. Gabe Memmert then followed with a two-run single that scored Beatty and Matlock making it 3-1 Edinburg.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Stantrel Smith hit an RBI ground out that allowed Matlock to score from third. With two outs, Steven Wright hit a two-run single to center field scoring Memmert and Osiel Flores from second and third extending the Roadrunners lead 6-1.
McAllen added a couple of runs in the top of the ninth with a two-run home run by Blake Sanders but Julio Castro came in and closed out the game giving Edinburg the 6-3 victory.
Wingo (3-2) picked up the win for Edinburg while Frank James (1-1) got the loss after allowing three runs in four and a third innings of work.
The Roadrunners and Thunder will play the final game of their four-game series Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. Toro Trevino (2-1) is expected to pitch for Edinburg with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are still available by calling the Roadrunners front office at (956) 380-4446 or for more information visit www.roadrunnerball.com
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