FRISCO, Texas (September 3, 2017) - A record crowd of 11,841 fans packed into Dr Pepper Ballpark Sunday and witnessed the latest gem from Tyler Davis . However, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, allowed three runs in the ninth inning and fell 4-1 to Midland in the middle game of a three-game set.
- Riders starter Tyler Davis twirled eight innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and no walks with four strikeouts in his final start of the season.
- Max Schrock's RBI single in the top of the ninth broke a 1-1 tie, bringing in the go-ahead run to put Midland ahead 2-1. The RockHounds added two more runs in the inning, pushing the lead to 4-1.
- Scott Heineman scored from second base on an error committed by Midland shortstop Jorge Mateo in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Riders a 1-0 lead.
- Midland's Sean Murphy clobbered a solo shot in the top of the fifth, tying the game 1-1.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Tyler Davis: 8 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- Michael O'Neill: 2-4, two doubles
- Scott Heineman: 1-3, run
NEWS AND NOTES
- Sunday's crowd of 11,841 ranks as the sixth-largest crowd in franchise history.
- Tyler Davis extended his scoreless streak to 20 1/3 innings before giving up a run in the fifth, the longest active streak by a Riders pitcher this season.
- Davis finished his Double-A campaign, compiling a 2.32 ERA in 12 starts with Frisco.
- The Riders will play the final game of their 15th season Monday against Midland.
Riders vs. Midland, Monday, 4:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Collin Wiles (9-11 ERA) vs. RHP Heath Fillmyer (10-4, 3.48 ERA)
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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 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.
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