Frisco doubles up Hooks, 4-2

July 20, 2008 8:09:27 PM PDT
A two-run homer onto the left-field berm by Ben Harrison in the sixth inning was the difference in Frisco's 4-2 victory over Corpus Christi Sunday before 6,886. The RoughRiders improved to 19-10 in the second half of Texas League play. The Hooks are 11-18.

Jose Vallejo reached on a two-out infield hit before Harrison's 17th round-tripper of the season.

Steve Murphy's 15th home run of 2008, a solo shot an inning earlier, gave Frisco a 2-0 lead. Consecutive doubles by Elvis Andrus and Vallejo provided the visitors with a 1-0 first-inning advantage.

Corpus Christi starter Polin Trinidad (3-4) went seven innings and did not walk a batter. He struck out six.

Alfredo Gonzalez (5-1), the second of four RoughRider pitchers, was credited with the victory. Gonzalez allowed four hits, an earned run, a walk and struck out one over 2 1/3 innings. Frisco starter Thomas Diamond was lifted after four frames, two hits, two walks and five strikeouts. Andrew Laughter pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. v Billy Hart hit his fifth home run of the season in the fifth to cut Frisco's lead to 2-1. He scored the other Hooks run two innings later on Jarred Ball's groundout.

Southpaws Andy Van Hekken (3-0 for the Hooks) and Derek Lee (1-1) square off in the series finale Monday at 7:05.

Houston farm director Ricky Bennett announced the following player moves Sunday evening:

Hooks RHP Chance Douglass has been promoted to Triple-A Round Rock
Hooks OF Orlando Rosales has been demoted to High-A Salem
Salem OF Brian Bogusevic has been promoted to Corpus Christi
Hooks OF Mitch Einertson has been activated from the disabled list

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