Trey Hair pulls off hidden ball trick

Despite the RoughRiders hitting four home runs and Trey Hair pulling off a hidden ball trick, the RoughRiders fell to the Hooks by a final of 9-5.

Left-hander Cody Bradford got the start for the RoughRiders against right-hander Jose Bravo for the Hooks.

Prior to the game, Tim Brennan was added back to the roster. He is someone to keep your eye on.

Corpus Christi got the scoring started in the top of the 1st so the RoughRiders were playing from behind at the start.

The Hooks held the RoughRiders scoreless in the 1st but added a run of their own in the top of the 2nd to make it a 3-0 game at the time.

RoughRiders hit four home runs

The RoughRiders found the scoreboard in the bottom of the 2nd when Catcher David Garcia hit a solo HR to right field. It was his 2nd HR of the season.

The Hooks scored one run in the top of the 3rd and two runs in the top of the 4th to make it a 6-1 game at the time.

Dustin Harris, who is starting to tap into his power hit his 5th HR of the season. It was a monster 444 foot shot to right center.

David Garcia hit a 2nd home run in the bottom of the 6th. That one was a two-run shot that went 417 feet with an exit velocity of 99 mph off the bat. This was his second-career two home run game.

And of course Blaine Crim hit his team-leading 8th home run of the season.

Trey Hair Hidden Ball Trick

Trey Hair made a play that isn’t all that common in the top of the 3rd inning. He pulled off the hidden ball trick. As you can see from the video below, Astros prospect Justin Dirden hit a single and Trey Hair caught the incoming throw on the grass near the pitchers mound to cut it off and prevent the runner that went to 3rd from advancing. He casually puts the ball out the outside of his glove as he is walking towards 1st base. Once he got to the bag he made a swipe at it with his right foot as to wipe dirt off the base. That did it. It cause Dirden to go off the bag and Trey Hair applied the tag and Dirden was ruled out. Heads up play by Hair who has been on a tear at the plate recently.

Cody Bradford was charged with the loss. He pitched four innings, allowing six runs on six hits, four walks and three strikeouts. He threw 84 pitches, 51 for strikes.

Out of the pen

Grant Wolfram and Tim Brennan each pitched two scoreless innings. Wolfram (6.59) allowed a hit, walked two and struckout one. Brennan struckout three and gave up no hits.

Seth Nordlin (3.60) was sandwiched in between and he gave up three runs on three hits and two strikeouts.

The Riders fell 9-5 and move to 20-16.

What’s next?

It’s Leiter-day. RHP Jack Leiter (1-3, 4.43) is on the mound for Frisco against RHP Jimmy Endersby (0-1, 2.20) for the Hooks.

Not only is it Fireworks Friday, but it is the beginning of Hometown Heroes Weekend with First Responders Night.