FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
By: Rey Silva
EDINBURG, Texas---- Edinburgs’ (10-12) Robert Matlock had the walk-off double to lead the Roadrunners over the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings 6-5 Friday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.
It was the WhiteWings (10-12) that had an early lead courtesy of a bases loaded walk from Welins Baez off Edinburg starter Eric Montoya.
RGV continued with the scoring on a fielders choice by Kenny Hart in the third inning that gave the WhiteWings the 2-0 lead.
Jonathan Poterson drove in two more runs with a single to left center in the fourth inning off Montoya. Reliever Bryan Heaston came in to pitch three innings of scoreless baseball.
RGV starter Sendy Vazquez allowed a lead off single to Matlock in the fourth inning to start a Roadrunners rally with Bryon Smith driving in Matlock on a ground-out to make it a 4-1 ballgame.
Amado German reached on a single with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and after a wild pitch that moved German to second, an error by RGV’s short-stop allowed German to score. Eric Gonzalez then walked, followed by an RBI single by Vincent Blue to bring the Roadrunners within one.
Edinburg trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth when Matlock hit the walk-off double to get the 6-5 win over the WhiteWings.
Austin Bridges (2-1) pitched two and one-third innings of scoreless baseball and earned his second win of the season.
The Roadrunners will continue their four-game series against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings on Saturday night at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium. Tim Haines (2-1) will face Juan Peralta (0-1) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The Roadrunners are members of United League Baseball, an independent league of six professional baseball teams located in Texas that include Amarillo, Coastal Bend, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley and San Angelo.