Riders venture to extras for first time, fall 4-3 in 11

Scott Heineman collects three more hits in series-opening loss to Tulsa

The Riders played their first extra-inning game of the season Thursday in Tulsa. (Mary Adger Bowen)

By Frisco RoughRiders | April 13, 2018 12:16 AM ET

TULSA, Okla. (April 12, 2018) - The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, voyaged to extra innings for the first time this season Thursday in Tulsa, falling 4-3 to the Drillers in 11 innings.

 

BIG MOMENTS

  • Tulsa's D.J. Peters drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning to close out the win for the Drillers.
  • Trailing 2-1 in the fifth, the Riders grabbed a 3-2 lead on a pair of passed balls.
  • Tulsa tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI groundout but reliever Brady Feigl stranded the potential go-ahead run at third base to keep the game tied and eventually force extras.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Scott Heineman: 3-4, 2B, BB, R
  • Collin Wiles: 5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • Brady Feigl: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Thursday's game marked the first time the Riders played under Minor League Baseball's new extra-inning rules (enacted prior to this season), featuring a runner starting at second base to begin each inning.
  • Scott Heineman reached his first four times at the plate Thursday, compiling a streak of reaching safely in eight straight plate appearances for the second time in the young season.
  • Heineman is batting .632 (12-19) on his current six-game hitting streak.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders at Tulsa, Friday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP 
Wes Benjamin (0-1, 4.50) vs. RHP Justin De Fratus (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: 
RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio, 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 13 seasons (2005-2017). 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 140 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 , Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara . For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia atAGarcia@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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