FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2019) - The RoughRiders, in conjunction with the Texas Rangers, are hosting the inaugural Rangers Futures Camp this fall at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The camp, featuring approximately 40 of the rising stars in the organization, concludes with a pair of games at Dr Pepper Ballpark against perennial college baseball powerhouse Texas Tech, which is coming off consecutive trips to the College World Series and has been to Omaha four times in the last six years, winning at least 40 games in five of those seasons. The first game against the Red Raiders is Friday, October 4 at 7:15 pm, while the other contest will take place Sunday, October 6 at noon. Tickets are just $10 for each game and are available here.
Numerous top prospects are slated to participate in Futures Camp, including this year's first-round pick, Rangers top overall prospect and Texas Tech alum Josh Jung. Other highlights include Rangers second-ranked prospect Sam Huff and fourth-ranked pitcher Cole Winn , along with standouts from the 2019 Riders roster, such as Leody Taveras , Demarcus Evans , and Tyler Phillips .
In addition to the two games against Texas Tech, the Rangers prospects will face off with Grayson College Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 pm and West Texas A&M Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 am. General admission tickets for those games will be available at the box office on gameday.
The 2020 RoughRiders season begins April 16 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Further information about the coming season, including the full schedule and ticketing information, will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months. For more information, visit RidersBaseball.com.
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 15 seasons (2005-2019). 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, InTouch Grille, 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 160 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including current Rangers players Elvis Andrus, Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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