Leiter shines in Frisco win
FRISCO, Texas (May 17, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders posted an eight-run fifth inning and Jack Leiter set a career high with 10 strikeouts in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Amarillo Sod Poodles at Riders Field. Box Score Leiter (2-2) carried a shutout into the sixth inning before allowing a
FRISCO, Texas (May 17, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders posted an eight-run fifth inning and Jack Leiter set a career high with 10 strikeouts in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Amarillo Sod Poodles at Riders Field.
Leiter (2-2) carried a shutout into the sixth inning before allowing a pair of singles and a home run. The RoughRiders (15-19) have won the first two games of the series against Amarillo (15-20).
Leiter allowed just four hits and three runs in six innings. He has now struck out 54 batters in 37 innings this season.
Nick Tanielu started the scoring for the second day in a row with a solo leadoff home run in the fifth. He capped off the same inning with a two-run blast as Frisco totaled eight runs on seven hits.
Tanielu's second homer of the inning scored Dustin Harris, who had an RBI double moments earlier. Evan Carter tripled for two RBIs during the fifth inning as well.
Trevor Hauver got Frisco to double digits with an RBI single in the eighth inning. Frisco went 6-for-10 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday.
Alex Speas and Antoine Kelly chipped in scoreless innings coming out of the Frisco bullpen, which has allowed just one run through the first two games of the series.
The third game of the six-game series between Frisco and Amarillo is at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th at Riders Field. RHP Ryan Garcia (0-3, 9.64 ERA) takes the hill for the RoughRiders. The Sod Poodles have not announced their starting pitcher.
Each Thursday game is Thirsty Thursday, with drink specials throughout the seating bowl. Fans can also purchase a $25 ticket for Rowdy at the River, presented by Twisted Tea, with $2 drinks at the Lazy River. Get your tickets now at RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the 2022 Texas League champions. In 2023, the team is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has consistently finished in the top five among all Double-A franchises in attendance yearly. 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, Bullpen Bar, 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 185 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball including current Rangers Josh Jung, Cole Ragans and Bubba Thompson. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].