SPRINGDALE, Ark. (August 13, 2017) - Michael De Leon went 3-3 with a double but the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, came up short in a 3-0 defeat Sunday at Arvest Ballpark.
- Michael De Leon singled twice and doubled to lead the way for the Riders' offense.
- Mauricio Ramos cracked a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth for the Naturals, breaking a scoreless tie to put Northwest Arkansas ahead 3-0.
- Naturals starter Emilio Ogando earned the victory, tossing seven scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The righthander allowed just five hits and a walk.
- Riders relievers Brady Feigl , Connor Sadzeck , and Nick Gardewine fired three scoreless innings of one-hit ball.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Michael De Leon: 3-3, double
- Brady Feigl: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Connor Sadzeck: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Michael De Leon collected a season-high-tying three hits for the third time this season. With Sunday's performance, the shortstop has 20 multiple-hit games.
- The Riders went 1-20 (.050) with runners in scoring position in the three-game series in Springdale.
- Fourteen of the Riders' past 16 games have been decided by three runs or fewer. In that stretch, the Riders are averaging 2.4 runs per game.
Riders vs. Arkansas, Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Tyler Davis (2-1, 2.38 ERA) vs. RHP Lindsey Caughel (8-9, 3.96 ERA)
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About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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