RoughRiders stymie Amarillo hitters in 7-1 win
FRISCO, Texas (May 18, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders held the Amarillo Sod Poodles hitless after the second inning on Thursday, pulling away for a 7-1 win at Riders Field. Box Score Ryan Garcia (1-3) allowed a home run to Ryan Bliss to open the game, but did not allow
FRISCO, Texas (May 18, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders held the Amarillo Sod Poodles hitless after the second inning on Thursday, pulling away for a 7-1 win at Riders Field.
Ryan Garcia (1-3) allowed a home run to Ryan Bliss to open the game, but did not allow another run in five innings. Garcia retired the final 13 batters he faced.
Frisco (16-19) has won the first three games of the series against Amarillo (15-21).
Triston Polley replaced Garcia in the sixth inning and recorded two scoreless innings, followed by an inning each from Michael Brewer and Theo McDowell. The RoughRiders bullpen has allowed just one run in the first three games of the series.
In the first inning, the RoughRiders equaled the Sod Poodles with a leadoff home run of their own. Aaron Zavala tied the game on his homer to left field, followed by a two-run home run later in the inning by Nick Tanielu. Frisco tallied four runs in the first off Amarillo starter Jeff Bain (0-2).
Thomas Saggese extended the lead to 5-1 with a solo home run in the third inning, part of his three-hit night. Neither team scored in the next four innings, until Dustin Harris and Trevor Hauver both doubled in the eighth inning, plus an RBI single by Liam Hicks.
Frisco's starting pitchers this series — Tekoah Roby, Jack Leiter and Garcia — have struck out 22 hitters with just three walks allowed, posting a 3.12 ERA.
The fourth game of the six-game series is set for 7:05 p.m. on Friday, May 19 at Riders Field. RHP Owen White (1-0, 3.73 ERA) will start for Frisco, while RHP Luke Albright (2-2, 5.74 ERA) takes the ball for Amarillo.
Animal-lover fans can enjoy Zoo Night with the Dallas Zoo on Friday. Animals and their ambassadors will be available to visit at the Roadhouse behind home plate in addition to a zoo-themed scavenger hunt at the ballpark. Then, enjoy a fireworks show following the game. 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].