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Novoa plays hero in 11-inning, walk-off win

Riders win their 12th game in their last 13 in walk-off fashion
July 3, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (July21, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders walked off against the Midland RockHounds on Friday night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings from Riders Field. Tied at 3-3 entering into extras, the Riders (35-17) and RockHounds (23-29) exchanged runs in the 10th. After JJ Schwartz hit a RBI single to

FRISCO, Texas (July21, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders walked off against the Midland RockHounds on Friday night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings from Riders Field.

Tied at 3-3 entering into extras, the Riders (35-17) and RockHounds (23-29) exchanged runs in the 10th. After JJ Schwartz hit a RBI single to give Midland the 4-3 advantage, Frisco came back with a sacrifice fly from Diosbel Arias in the bottom of the inning to knot the game up at 4-4.

Jordan Procyshen (2-1) earned the win for the Riders by throwing a scoreless top of the 11th before Melvin Novoa hit a walk-off double down the left field line, scoring Anderson Tejeda, to win the game.

Aaron Brown (0-2) took the loss for Midland, throwing just two pitches in the bottom of the 11th.

To get the scoring started in the game, Frisco jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second on a Trace Loehr RBI single.

Arias then increased the lead with a two-run single, making it 3-0 Riders.

The RockHounds tied the game in the fourth on a three-run homer from Jeremy Eierman off of Frisco starter Cole Winn, who allowed just the three runs over his six innings while setting a career best with nine strikeouts.

Frisco and Midland will meet again on Saturday, July 3rd from Riders Field at 7:05 p.m. for the fifth game of the six-game set. The Riders send RHP Hans Crouse (1-1, 4.26) to the mound against LHP Jared Koenig (3-1, 2.86) for the RockHounds.

It will be Sky-Lit Saturday presented by Lexus and the second day of Stars and Stripes Weekend at Riders Field. Get your tickets at RidersBaseball.com or call 972.334.1993.

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 in each of the last 15 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 160 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including current Rangers players Jose Trevino, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Joey Gallo. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected]