MIDLAND, Texas (July 26, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, fell 11-3 to the Midland RockHounds in the series finale Wednesday night at Security Bank Ballpark.
- The RockHounds were led by Texas League RBI leader Viosergy Rosa , who drove in three runs, bringing his season total to 84. He plated a pair with a two-run double in the third and drove in another with an RBI groundout in the fourth.
- Tyler Ramirez and J.P. Sportman each added solo home runs, and Sean Murphy clobbered a two-run home run to pad the Midland lead.
- Back-to-back RBI groundouts by Juremi Profar and Jose Cardona cut the RockHounds' lead to 7-2. Cardona added a sac fly in the seventh, making it 10-3.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Jose Trevino: 2-4, run
- Michael O'Neill: 2-4, run
- Royce Bolinger: 2-4
- Jose Cardona: 0-2, two RBIs
NEWS AND NOTES
- With two more hits Wednesday, Michael O'Neill went 5-8 in the final two games of the series, and extended his hitting streak to five games.
- Jose Trevino picked up his 11th multi-hit game in his past 28 contests.
- Luke Tendler extended his on-base streak to 14 games with a sixth-inning walk.
- The RockHounds swept the three-game series, outscoring Frisco 31-6. On its current six-game win streak, Midland has scored 62 runs.
Riders at San Antonio, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-8, 4.84 ERA) vs. RHP Cal Quantrill (0-1, 3.75 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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