Four-run ninth lifts Frisco to 6-3 win
Wieland allows one run in Double-A debut
After the Hooks (3-3, 28-48) scored an unearned run in the eighth to take the lead, Frisco loaded the bases on three straight singles. Elio Sarmiento's two-run single gave the 'Riders the lead for good. Later in the inning, both Renny Osuna and Tommy Mendonca added RBI singles to give the 'Riders some insurance.The RoughRiders (2-4, 42-34) erased a 2-0 deficit in the eighth when Guilder Rodriguez doubled home a pair against former RoughRider Mike Perconte.
Tanner Scheppers (1-0) tossed a pair of innings for his first win of the season at any level, and Tyler Tufts posted a scoreless ninth for his first save as a RoughRider this year.
Frisco starter Joe Wieland worked five innings in his Double-A debut. The righty allowed a run on six hits and struck out five, which puts his 2011 strikeout total at 101 between Frisco and High-A Myrtle Beach.
Corpus Christi starter Xavier Cedeno struck out the first nine men he faced and took a perfect game into the sixth inning. Rodriguez laced a two-out single to right to end Cedeno's bid for perfection.
The left-hander finished after six and two-thirds innings. He recorded a Corpus Christi-record 14 strikeouts and allowed just three RoughRiders to reach base.
Corpus Christi scored in the third inning on a Jose Altuve two-out RBI single. J.D. Martinez doubled in Altuve two innings later to give the Hooks a 2-0 advantage.
The Texas League All-Star break is Tuesday and Wednesday, with the 75th All-Star Game Wednesday night. Nine RoughRiders are on the South Division roster, including five starters.
The 'Riders resume the regular season slate Thursday night at 7:05 with the opener of a three-game series against the Springfield Cardinals. For tickets, call the RoughRiders ticket office at (972) 731-9200.
QUICK HITS: Cedeno's record-setting effort comes one day after Frisco's Robbie Erlin set a franchise record with 14 strikeouts...The previous Corpus Christi record was 12, set by current Cleveland Indian starter Mitch Talbot.