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Two-homer eighth gives Riders thrilling victory over San Antonio

Wendzel, Novoa homer in eighth inning in 7-4 win
September 12, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (September 11, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders used a five-run eighth to propel them to a 7-4 win over the San Antonio Missions on Saturday night from Riders Field. Trailing 4-2 into the eighth inning, the RoughRiders (61-50) tied the game on a Davis Wendzel two-run home run.

FRISCO, Texas (September 11, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders used a five-run eighth to propel them to a 7-4 win over the San Antonio Missions on Saturday night from Riders Field.

Trailing 4-2 into the eighth inning, the RoughRiders (61-50) tied the game on a Davis Wendzel two-run home run. Melvin Novoa then crushed a three-run shot to put the Riders out in front 7-4.

Chase Lee then earned the save in the ninth by striking out the side in order.

Sal Mendez (5-3) earned the win for Frisco with his three shutout innings out of the bullpen.

Sam Williams (2-2) took the loss for San Antonio (54-59), ceding four runs over his inning of work.

To start off the scoring, Dwanya Williams-Sutton crushed a three-run home run in the second inning.

Josh Stowers followed up with an RBI single of his own in the bottom of the second to make it 3-1, but the Missions took the run right back in the third when Esteury Ruiz lifted a solo home run to increase the lead to 4-1.

Frisco drew within two tallies in the sixth when Justin Foscue plated a run on an RBI fielder's choice, setting up the comeback.

The RoughRiders and Missions conclude their series with game six of the set on Sunday, September 12th at 6:05 p.m. Frisco turns to RHP Zak Kent (0-3, 5.60) for the start against RHP Moises Lugo (0-1, 2.53).

Sunday is Fan Appreciation Night with giveaways all night long and Kids Sunday Funday presented by Children's Health. There will also be a postgame fireworks show. For tickets, visit RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.

About the RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. 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 Jose Trevino, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Taylor Hearn. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected]