Riders score nine in first, Davis goes the distance to knock off Missions

Backed by big inning, Davis tosses Frisco's first complete game in six years

Tyler Davis threw the Riders' first nine-inning outing since Joe Wieland in 2011 on Tuesday. (Stephanie Michael/San Antonio Missions)

By Frisco RoughRiders | August 22, 2017 10:41 PM

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (August 22, 2017) - With the combination of a nine-run first inning and a complete-game, three-hit shutout from Tyler Davis , the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the San Antonio Missions 9-0 Tuesday night at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Riders starter Tyler Davis tossed a nine-inning, complete-game shutout, earning the victory. The 24-year-old righty struck out six, allowing three hits and no walks. He faced just one batter over the minimum and threw 97 pitches (63 strikes).
  • The Riders plated nine runs in the first inning, capping the frame with a three-run homer from Isiah Kiner-Falefa .
  • San Antonio starter Jacob Nix lasted just 2/3 of an inning, permitting eight runs on seven hits in the loss.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Tyler Davis: W, 9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 3-5, home run, three RBIs, two runs, stolen base
  • Scott Heineman: 3-5, two RBIs, double, run, stolen base
  • Jose Cardona: 2-5, RBI, two runs

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Tyler Davis' nine-inning complete game is Frisco's 18th all-time and the first since Joe Wieland's no-hitter July 29, 2011 at San Antonio.
  • The Riders' nine-run first inning is tied for the second-biggest inning in franchise history, ranking only behind a 10-run fourth inning on May 8, 2008 at Corpus Christi.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected his second consecutive three-hit game, his fifth homer of the season and his first long ball since June 3. Prior to 2017, Kiner-Falefa did not have a home run in any of his first four professional seasons.
  • With Tuesday's win over the first-place Missions, the Riders sit six-and-a-half games behind San Antonio with 13 to play.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders at San Antonio, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Collin Wiles (9-9, 4.26 ERA) vs. LHP Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 1.94 ERA)
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB First Pitch App

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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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