Grant Holmes dazzles in Midland's 6-0 win over Riders

Riders pitching strikes out 12 in series opener

By Frisco RoughRiders | June 10, 2017 10:44 PM

MIDLAND, Texas (June 10, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, were bested by Grant Holmes and the Midland RockHounds 6-0 Saturday night in the series opener at Security Bank Ballpark.

BIG MOMENTS

  • RockHounds starter Grant Holmes shut out the Riders over a career-high eight innings, earning the win. He allowed two hits and three total baserunners, striking out eight. Holmes was perfect for 5 1/3 innings and lost his no-hitter with one out in the seventh.
  • Midland scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, taking a 3-0 lead and chasing Riders starter Connor Sadzeck from the game after 2/3 of an inning. B.J. Boyd's solo homer, a wild pitch, and J.P. Sportman's run-scoring single did the damage.
  • Shane McCain worked 4 1/3 scoreless innings of extended relief, allowing just two hits, following Sadzeck's departure.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Shane McCain: 4 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K
  • Jose Trevino: 1-3

NEWS AND NOTES

  • With 12 more strikeouts Saturday, Riders pitching has fanned 66 batters over the past six games, striking out at least 10 hitters in each contest.
  • Jose Trevino snapped a 0-29 drought with a single in the eighth, while Michael O'Neill lost his seven-game hitting streak.

WHAT'S NEXT

RoughRiders at Midland, Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (6-4, 3.88 ERA) vs. LHP Evan Manarino (1-1, 6.10 ERA)
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB First Pitch App

About the RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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