Riders split twin bill with Naturals

Martinez mows down Naturals in game two

Emerson Martinez tossed five scoreless innings in game two of Saturday's doubleheader. (Duncan Stanley/Frisco RoughRiders)

By Frisco RoughRiders | August 31, 2019 9:40 PM

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (Aug. 31, 2019) - After a tough loss in game one of a doubleheader, the RoughRiders routed Northwest Arkansas 9-0 in the second game to split the twin bill with the Naturals Saturday.

GAME ONE - NW Arkansas 7 Riders 1
* The Riders took a 1-0 lead in the third on a squeeze bunt from Yonny Hernandez before the Naturals scored the game's final seven runs.
* Hernandez and Ryan Dorow each finished with two hits in the loss.

GAME TWO - Riders 9 NW Arkansas 0
* The Riders plated four runs in the first and five more in the third to jump out to a comfortable 9-0 lead.
* Starter Emerson Martinez tossed five scoreless innings and allowed just one hit to earn the win as part of a combined one-hit shutout of the Naturals.

Riders at NW Arkansas, Sunday, 6:05 pm
RHP Tyler Phillips (6-9, 4.97) vs. RHP Gerson Garabito (6-11, 3.99)
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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 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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