FRISCO, Texas (August 3, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders plated 11 unanswered runs from the 6th through the 8th innings to defeat the Amarillo Sod Poodles, 12-5. Frisco first baseman Blaine Crim slugged two of the Riders five home runs to pick up their fourth consecutive win, their longest win
FRISCO, Texas (August 3, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders plated 11 unanswered runs from the 6th through the 8th innings to defeat the Amarillo Sod Poodles, 12-5. Frisco first baseman Blaine Crim slugged two of the Riders five home runs to pick up their fourth consecutive win, their longest win streak since winning seven in a row from April 12th through April 19th.
Rangers rehabber Brad Miller knocked a go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the 7th to give Frisco a 6-5 lead. Fellow rehabber Joe Barlow (1-0) picked up the win with three strikeouts in 1.2 relief innings.
Amarillo started Wednesday’s game strong with four runs in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Sod Poodles designated hitter Eduardo Diaz. Frisco starter Zak Kent struck out five batters through five innings and gave up five runs on seven hits.
Despite an early 4-0 deficit, Crim started the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning off Jarvis for his 14th home run of the year to cut into the deficit, 4-1.
The Sod Poodles stretched their lead with a solo home run in the top of the 6th inning from catcher Juan Centeno to hold a 5-1 advantage.
Frisco stared at another four-run deficit heading into the bottom of the 6th frame. Right fielder Aaron Zavala knocked his first home run at the Double-A level, followed by a two-out single from Sandro Fabian to move Frisco closer, 5-3.
After seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings from Amarillo starter Bryce Jarvis, reliever Josh Green (1-2) gave up five runs in 0.2 innings against the Riders.
Miller slugged a three-run home run to give Frisco a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the 7th, one of two long balls in the frame. After an RBI double from Zavala, Crim knocked his second of the night to extend the Riders lead to 9-5.
Third baseman Johnathan Ornelas scored the final runs of the night with a three-run homer in the bottom of the 8th for his 12th of the year and his third in his last four games to help Frisco take a 12-5 lead.
Frisco RHP Tim Brennan (3-3, 3.77 ERA) takes the mound for his first start of the month while Amarillo RHP Slade Cecconi (5-3, 4.11 ERA) opposes the RoughRiders with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch from Riders Field on Thursday night.
The series continues Thursday night with another Blue Norther Hard Seltzer Rowdy @ The River on Thirsty Thursday. For $25, fans receive general admission to Thursday’s game, along with access to $2 Blue Norther Hard Seltzers and $2 drafts in the Lazy River. For tickets and more information about the Frisco RoughRiders, visit RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance for 15 consecutive seasons (2005-2019). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 170 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].