Frisco thumps Chanclas

San Antonio missed an opportunity to move into the second-half lead in the Texas League South Division Thursday night.

With Corpus Christi, which owned a half-game lead over San Antonio going into Thursday’s games, losing to Midland (4-1), all the Flying Chanclas had to do was knock off Frisco.

Instead, Frisco foiled the plan and moved into a tie with the Hooks after claiming a 6-5 victory at Wolff Stadium.

The Chanclas, who dropped to third, are a half-game behind the co-leaders and can try to change their fortune in Friday’s meeting with the Rough Riders.

In Thursday’s game, the Chanclas could never get a grasp on the good fortune, even though they battled back from three deficits and held a one-run lead.

When the RoughRiders regained the lead in the eighth, the Chanclas were unable to counter-attack.

Frisco got its first advantage in the opening frame when the RoughRiders touched San Antonio’s Cal Quantrill for two-runs on Preston Beck’s RBI double and Luis Yander La O’s single.

The Chanclas cut the deficit in half during the bottom of the inning on doubles from Josh Naylor and Kyle Overstreet.

Nick Schulz tied things up with a solo home run in the second, before Frisco regained the advantage in the third.

With one out, Michael De Leon singled and came home when Yander La O, who went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, singled to left and moved to second on Naylor’s second fielding error of the contest.

The tying run crossed the plate in the fourth with Webster Rivas’ double after a walk to Austin Allen.

The Missions gained a 4-3 lead in the sixth when Allen singled and eventually scored on a balk by Frisco starter Yohander Mendez, who ended up being ejected for disputing the call.

The RoughRiders wiped out the deficit in their next plate appearance.

Destin Hood’s home run off reliever Chris Huffman tied the score. The RoughRiders then manufactured the go-ahead run with singles from Carlos Garay, Eliezer Alvarez and Michael De Leon.

The 5-4 advantaged turned into a 5-5 tie quickly as the Chanclas scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh on Ty France’s single.

Frisco moved back in front in the eighth when Yander La O doubled and eventually raced home on Eric Yardley’s wild pitch. This time, the RoughRiders’ lead remained intact.

Samir Vivas (1-1) overcame two walks to keep San Antonio scoreless in the eighth.

In the ninth, closer Reed Garrett (14 saves) gave up a lead single to Naylor. But a double play and fly to center ended the game.

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