EDINBURG, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners smashed out 19 hits en route to a 12-1 victory over the McAllen Thunder Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.
Toro Trevino (3-1) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits in eight innings pitched while striking out three and walking none.
The Roadrunners (18-22) grabbed the early lead in the bottom of the first. C.J. Beatty led off with a double to left center field and then came into score on an RBI single by Robert Matlock that made it 1-0.
R.J. Harris hit a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning that scored Stantrel Smith and Wellington Dotel that extended Edinburg’s lead 3-0.
In the bottom of the third inning, Edinburg sent nine batters to the plate and scored five runs on five straight hits off of Thunder starter Justin Jordan (1-7) which pushed the score to 8-0.
Edinburg pushed their lead to 10-0 in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single by Brandon Wilkerson and an RBI double by Matlock.
The Thunder (15-24) got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth against Trevino. Derek Marshall reached on a one-out single that snapped a string of 15 batters retired in a row by Trevino. Eric Eiland then followed with a double that put runners at second and third. D.J. Dixon then hit an RBI sacrifice fly that allowed Marshall to score from third making 10-1 Roadrunners.
In the bottom of the seventh, Matlock hit an RBI that allowed Brandon Wilkerson to score. Osiel Flores then followed with an RBI single that scored Matlock from third extending the Roadrunners lead 12-1.
Rene Cortez, the newest addition to the team, closed out the ball game with a scoreless ninth giving Edinburg the 12-1 victory.
The Roadrunners welcome the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings to Edinburg Baseball Stadium for a double-header Thursday night. Game one begins at 6:00 p.m. with both games being seven innings.
Thursday is Thirsty Thursday where fans can get $2 beers all night. Tickets are still available by calling the Roadrunners front office at (956) 380-4446 or for more information visit www.roadrunnerball.com