FRISCO, TEXAS (May 2, 2016) - One week after being named Texas League Player of the Week, Frisco RoughRiders outfielder Ryan Cordell has been named Texas League Player of the Month for April.
In 21 games during the season's opening month, Cordell hit .363 with five home runs and 22 RBI, turning in the best statistical month of his career. He finished April as the league leader in doubles (9), runs (20), and slugging percentage (.688), while placing in the top five of many other offensive categories. Cordell reached base in all 21 games in May, while recording a hit in all but one.
He picked up right where he left off Sunday, hitting a solo home run in his first at-bat of May. The homer, his sixth, extended his on-base streak to 22 games, while keeping his 17-game hitting streak alive, too.
Aside from his offensive abilities, Cordell also turned in a handful of defensive gems, including a full-extension diving catch in Friday's win against Corpus Christi.
This is Cordell's first Player of the Month honor at any level. He has won three Player of the Week awards in his career, including his honor last week.
Cordell and the Riders conclude their eight-game homestand tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Corpus Christi Hooks at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Tickets are available online at RidersBaseball.com, via email at email@example.com, over the phone at (972) 731-9200, or in-person at the RoughRiders box office.
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 11 seasons (2005-2015). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing over $7 million in wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including the 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 improvements made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz, and C.J. Wilson as well as current Rangers stars Derek Holland, Rougned Odor, and Mitch Moreland. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Nathan Barnett at (972) 334-1976 or via e-mail at Nathan@RidersBaseball.com.