RoughRiders held in check by Arkansas in 6-2 loss
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 24, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders were unable to overcome a late surge by the Arkansas Travelers on Wednesday, falling 6-2 at Dickey-Stephens Park. Box Score Frisco (18-22) took a one-run lead on two occasions but Arkansas (26-15) canceled out both leads in the bottom
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 24, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders were unable to overcome a late surge by the Arkansas Travelers on Wednesday, falling 6-2 at Dickey-Stephens Park.
Frisco (18-22) took a one-run lead on two occasions but Arkansas (26-15) canceled out both leads in the bottom half of each inning. The Travelers scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take their first and only lead of the game.
Ryan Garcia delivered another strong start for Frisco, posting his second-consecutive game with just one earned run. He struck out a season-high eight batters and gave up just two hits.
Garcia allowed a double to the first batter of the game on a pop-up that was lost in the sky. Garcia then did not allow a hit to the next 16 batters he faced. He walked two batters in the fourth inning and let a run come home on a sacrifice fly, but came back out for the fifth inning and ended his night with a scoreless frame.
Michael Brewer (0-1) replaced Garcia and allowed three runs in the sixth inning. Travis Kuhn (3-0) recorded two innings for Arkansas with one run allowed to collect the victory.
The first lead for the RoughRiders came in the fourth inning, using a two-out rally with a Dustin Harris walk and a Thomas Saggese single. Harris scored on a balk.
Two innings later, Frisco broke a 1-1 tie when Kellen Strahm doubled to the right field wall and later scored on Saggese's sacrifice fly.
The third game of the six-game series is at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, with RHP Owen White (1-1, 3.72 ERA) starting for Frisco. Arkansas will give the ball to RHP Emerson Hancock (4-1, 5.93 ERA).
Frisco’s next home game is Tuesday, May 30 at 6:35 p.m. against the San Antonio Missions.
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].