Sod Poodles take series from Frisco with 9-7 win

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles were victorious by a final score of 9-7 over the RoughRiders Sunday night in front of 6,505 fans.

In the bottom of the seventh and down by a run, Sod Poodles third baseman Hudson Potts knocked a two-run home run to give Amarillo the late lead. Shortstop Owen Miller also led Amarillo offensively with his four-hit night and finished a home run short of the cycle.

The win marks the second consecutive for the team and seventh in their last 11 games. 

J.C. Cosme earned his first win of the season after tossing one inning of relief and striking out two batters. Emmanuel Ramirez, who took a no-decision, made his 12th start for the Sod Poodles and allowed five runs on seven hits through six innings of work with three walks allowed and three strikeouts. 

Amarillo jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Leadoff batter Rodrigo Orozco doubled on the first pitch saw which marked his 100th career double. Orozco came around to score when Edward Olivares hit into a fielder's choice. Owen Miller then hit an RBI double to center field scoring Olivares.

In the second inning, Kyle Overstreet hit a leadoff triple and then came around to score as Buddy Reed grounded into a field choice. Reed came around to score as Ivan Castillo singled to right field to extend the Amarillo lead to 4-0.

Frisco responded in the third inning as Brendon Davis hit a solo home run to left field to cut the Sod Poodles lead to 4-1.

Miller started off the fifth inning with the second leadoff double of the game and then scored on an RBI single by Taylor Kohlwey to give Amarillo the 5-1.

The RoughRiders plated one run in the sixth as Preston Beck tripled to right center plating Charles Leblanc to narrow the Sod Poodles lead to 5-2.

In the seventh inning, the RoughRiders plated four runs on five hits as Frisco took the 6-5 lead. Frisco started the inning with two walks and a base hit to load the bases for Leody Taveras who hit a two-RBI single to center field. One batter later Ryan Dorow hit a sacrifice fly to plate Yonny Hernandez. Taveras then scored on a Leblanc single.

Amarillo answered right back in the bottom of the seventh as Miller hit a leadoff single then Hudson Potts bashed a two-run home run to left field. Kohlwey then walked and advanced to third on an Overstreet single. Buddy Reed plated Kohlwey via a sacrifice fly to give the Sod Poodles the 8-6 advantage.

The Sod Poodles tacked on one insurance run in the eighth inning as Kohlwey hit an RBI single which scored Miller to push the Amarillo lead to 9-6. 

Frisco made things interesting in the ninth inning when Andretty Cordero reached base on a leadoff walk. One batter later, Leblanc grounded into a fielder's choice. Beck then doubled to right-center field to allow Leblanc to score. Sod Poodles reliever Evan Miller then struck out LeDarious Clark for out number two. The next batter was Tony Sanchez who grounded out to Miller, who then flipped the ball over to Overstreet to secure the 9-7 win and series victory for Amarillo. 

The Sod Poodles will hit the road starting Monday and will faceoff against the Midland RockHounds for a three-game set at Security Bank Ballpark before heading to Frisco for four more games.

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