FRISCO, Texas (August 29, 2017) - Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected four hits but the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, fell 8-5 to the Corpus Christi Hooks in the series opener Tuesday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 4-5 with a stolen base and a run scored, collecting his first four-hit game of the season and the seventh of his career.
- Scott Heineman cut the Riders' deficit to 4-3 with a bases-clearing, three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. However, the Hooks answered back with three runs in the top of the fifth to regain a comfortable edge.
- Corpus Christi's Ramon Laureano led the way for the Hooks, going 4-5 with a double and two runs scored. Ryne Birk chipped in with a solo home run, and Jamie Ritchie drove in three runs.
- Jake Diekman struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning, stranding a leadoff double in his sixth rehab outing (fifth with Frisco).
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 4-5, stolen base, run
- Jose Cardona : 3-5, two runs
- Scott Heineman: 2-5, double, three RBIs
- Jake Diekman: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Scott Heineman extended his hitting streak to 10 games and his on-base streak to 16 games with a single and double. Jose Cardona collected three hits for the sixth time this season, his 35th multi-hit effort.
- Collin Wiles surrendered a career-high-tying seven earned runs on a career-high 14 hits.
- Frisco snapped a season-high-tying four-game winning streak with Tuesday's loss.
- The Riders committed a season-high four errors for the second time this season (also May 28 at Arkansas).
Riders vs. Corpus Christi, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (7-7, 3.54 ERA) vs. RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (MLB rehab)
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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.
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