Evan Carter walks it off in the 10th
FRISCO, Texas (May 20, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders came back from a 6-0 deficit and walked off the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the 10th inning for an 8-7 win on Saturday at Riders Field. Box Score The RoughRiders (17-20) scored six unanswered runs and tied the game in the
FRISCO, Texas (May 20, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders came back from a 6-0 deficit and walked off the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the 10th inning for an 8-7 win on Saturday at Riders Field.
The RoughRiders (17-20) scored six unanswered runs and tied the game in the seventh inning at 6-6. In the 10th inning, Amarillo (16-22) scored the designated runner on a sac fly. Down 7-6 in the bottom of the 10th, Luisangel Acuña singled for the game-tying RBI. He stole second and scored on Evan Carter's base hit to right field.
It was the first extra-inning win for Frisco and the first walk-off win of 2023.
The RoughRiders drew closer in large part due to Liam Hicks, who launched a grand slam in the sixth inning. The RoughRiders scored five runs in that inning to draw within one, and Hicks delivered the game-tying RBI with a base hit in the seventh. Hicks went 3-for-5 in the ballgame while Carter went 4-for-6. Dustin Harris and Acuña added a pair of hits of their own.
Antoine Kelly (2-2) pitched the ninth and tenth innings for Frisco without a hit. Mitchell Stumpo (0-1) allowed the game-winning run in the 10th inning and took the loss.
Frisco's starter, Ricky Vanasco, allowed four unearned runs in the first inning and left after recording just two outs. Nick Krauth replaced him and got out of the first inning before allowing two runs in four innings. From then on, RoughRiders relievers shut down the Amarillo hitters. Nick Starr did not allow a hit in 1.1 innings, Michael Brewer delivered a scoreless seventh inning, Theo McDowell followed suit in the eighth.
The final game of the series between Frisco and Amarillo is at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at Riders Field. RHP Tekoah Roby (1-3, 6.11 ERA) and RHP Chad Patrick (0-5, 7.30 ERA) are the starters for Frisco and Amarillo, respectively.
Celebrate Halfway to Halloween Night by wearing a costume and loading up on candy at the ballpark while also enjoying the RoughRiders’ 2003-style throwback uniforms. Fans can also enjoy pregame catch in the outfield from 3 to 3:30 p.m. as part of Kids Sunday Funday, 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].