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Kent strikes out 10 in 4-0 loss

Riders offense blanked for first time this year
June 15, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (June 15, 2022) – Despite an impressive start from Frisco starter Zak Kent, the Frisco RoughRiders fell 4-0 to the Midland RockHounds at Riders Field Wednesday night. Kent (1-2) carried a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a two-run home run to end the scoreless game

FRISCO, Texas (June 15, 2022) – Despite an impressive start from Frisco starter Zak Kent, the Frisco RoughRiders fell 4-0 to the Midland RockHounds at Riders Field Wednesday night. Kent (1-2) carried a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a two-run home run to end the scoreless game and departed with a season-high ten strikeouts.

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Midland (28-31) lefty starter Hogan Harris made his Double-A debut with the RockHounds by throwing 3.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and three walks allowed. Reliver Zack Plunkett (2-3) kept Frisco (29-30) hitless in his 2.1 innings to pick up the win.

Prior to the Wednesday loss, the Riders offense hadn’t been held off the scoreboard once this season. Frisco threatened to crack the first runs early by loading the bases in the bottom of the first behind consecutive base hits from J.P. Martinez and Jonathan Ornelas. Dustin Harris walked to load the bases before Hogan Harris shut down the final three batters and stranded the bases full.

The RockHounds plated all four of their runs in the top of the seventh on a pair of two-run home runs from Jeremy Eierman and Max Schuemann to cement the RockHounds’ 4-0 advantage.

The RoughRiders featured a pair of Double-A debuts Wednesday night with relievers Joe Corbett and Josh Smith. Corbett relieved Kent and gave up one run and struck a batter out in 1.1 innings, while Smith tossed a spotless ninth inning with no walks or strikeouts.

The series between Midland and Frisco continues Thursday night with a 7:05 p.m. start time. LHP Avery Weems (1-4, 7.28 ERA) makes his tenth stat of the year Thursday night for Frisco while Midland right-hander Colin Peluse (5-1, 5.87 ERA) opposes the Riders in game three.

Thursday night is another Thirsty Thursday at Riders Field, featuring a Blue Norther Hard Seltzer Rowdy @ The River. $25 gets you into the ballgame between Frisco and Midland, along with Lazy River access, $2 domestic drafts and $2 Blue Norther Hard Seltzers. Thirsty Thursday also includes drink specials around the rest of the ballpark, featuring $3 Yuengling in the seating bowl through the seventh inning. 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].