Mario Mercedes drove in three runs, helping the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings (10-6) to an 8-3 victory over the McAllen Thunder (4-13) on Saturday at Edinburg Stadium.He doubled in the second inning and singled in the third inning.
The Rio Grande Valley Whitewings relied on Celson Polanco to eat up innings en route to the win. Polanco allowed one earned run, five hits and one walk while striking out six over eight innings of work.
The Rio Grande Valley Whitewings couldn't get anything going as long as Jeff Sakowski was on the mound. Sakowski gave up just one hit, allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out two during his five innings of work.
Kedrick Martin ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his second loss of the year. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked one and struck out none.