RoughRiders fall in pitchers' duel
FRISCO, Texas (May 19, 2023) - The Frisco RoughRiders outhit the Amarillo Sod Poodles but were edged 2-1 on Friday night at Riders Field. Box Score Following a weather delay of one hour and 53 minutes, Owen White (1-1) made his eighth start of the season and allowed just three
FRISCO, Texas (May 19, 2023) - The Frisco RoughRiders outhit the Amarillo Sod Poodles but were edged 2-1 on Friday night at Riders Field.
Following a weather delay of one hour and 53 minutes, Owen White (1-1) made his eighth start of the season and allowed just three hits in five innings. Amarillo (16-21) scrapped for a run in the second and a run in the fourth to lead 2-1. Neither team scored the rest of the game.
Evan Carter recorded the lone RBI for the RoughRiders (16-20), lacing a single in the third inning to bring home Cooper Johnson. Johnson had doubled earlier in the inning for his first hit with Frisco.
Luke Albright (3-2) went five innings for Amarillo with just one run allowed. Jake Rice went 1-2-3 in the ninth inning for the save.
Frisco snapped a three-game winning streak with the loss and Amarillo halted a four-game losing streak.
The Frisco bullpen posted four scoreless innings on Friday. Marc Church struck out two and didn't allow a base runner in the sixth, followed by scoreless innings from Hever Bueno, Alex Speas and Eudrys Manon. RoughRiders relievers have given up just one run and four hits this series across 13.2 innings.
The six-game series hits the home stretch with a 7:05 p.m. game on Saturday, May 20 at Riders Field. Frisco has yet to announce a starting pitcher, while Amarillo turns to RHP Jamison Hill (0-3, 4.68 ERA).
Saturday is Whataburger Night at Riders Field, with a ticket pack that includes Whataburger T-Shirts, not to mention Whataburger-themed activities throughout the night. Plus, kids can run the bases after the game, presented by Raising Cane’s. 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].