RoughRiders open series with narrow victory
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 23, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders pulled out a 2-1 win over the Arkansas Travelers to open the series at Dickey-Stephens Park on Tuesday. Box Score Trevor Hauver provided the two RBIs for Frisco (18-21). He singled in the fourth inning to score Thomas Saggese
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 23, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders pulled out a 2-1 win over the Arkansas Travelers to open the series at Dickey-Stephens Park on Tuesday.
Trevor Hauver provided the two RBIs for Frisco (18-21). He singled in the fourth inning to score Thomas Saggese and Kellen Strahm to take a 2-1 lead. The RoughRiders had spotted a 1-0 lead to Arkansas (25-15) in the first inning and shut out the Travelers from that point on.
Jack Leiter went four innings with four strikeouts, while allowing one run and working around seven walks and ceding just one hit. Nick Starr (2-2) replaced him and threw two hitless innings. Theo McDowell and Alex Speas threw scoreless innings as well to set up Antoine Kelly's save in the ninth.
The Travelers put two runners aboard with no outs in the final inning before Kelly struck out the next three hitters to take the save. The RoughRiders recorded 11 of the final 12 outs on strikeouts and tallied 15 strikeouts on the evening.
The Travelers' starting pitcher, Bryan Woo (2-2), gave up two runs in five innings to take the loss.
Tuesday was the first win for Frisco this season scoring one or two runs.
Besides Hauver's single, the only other hits for Frisco were Saggese's double to lead off the fourth inning, an Evan Carter single and an infield single by Luisangel Acuña.
In the second game of the six-game series in Arkansas on Wednesday, May 24, RHP Ryan Garcia (1-3, 7.99 ERA) starts for Frisco, while LHP Ethan Lindow goes for Arkansas (0-1, 3.48 ERA). First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.
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].