FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2019) - Five pitchers combined to toss a two-hit gem Thursday, as the Riders topped Amarillo 3-1.
* The five arms - Richelson Pena, Luke Farrell, CD Pelham, Blake Bass and Jake Lemoine - yielded just two hits and a walk to knock off the first-place Sod Poodles.
* Pelham was one of the highlights for the staff, striking out the side in order during the fifth inning. Rehabber Luke Farrell also turned in a scoreless outing in his second appearance with the Riders.
* Frisco broke through in a scoreless tie with a three-run sixth, started by a sacrifice fly from Leody Taveras and two run-scoring wild pitches.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Blake Bass: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (W)
* CD Pelham: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
* Eliezer Alvarez: 2-for-4, 2B, R
NEWS AND NOTES
* Thursday's two-hitter was the second in a row for the Riders, after holding Corpus Christi to the same total Wednesday.
Riders vs. Amarillo, Friday, 7:05 pm
RHP Collin Wiles (0-2, 9.69) vs. RHP Lake Bachar (7-3, 3.20)
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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 14 seasons (2005-2018). 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 Choctaw 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 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. 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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