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Riders swept in pivotal doubleheader in Amarillo 

Frisco now 3.5 games back of Wichita, 0.5 back of Arkansas for playoff spot
September 16, 2021

AMARILLO, Texas (September 15, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders were swept in a doubleheader by the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Wednesday night, losing 10-9 in game one and 3-0 in game two. In game one, the RoughRiders (62-53) jumped out in front in the first inning when Justin Foscue blasted

AMARILLO, Texas (September 15, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders were swept in a doubleheader by the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Wednesday night, losing 10-9 in game one and 3-0 in game two.

In game one, the RoughRiders (62-53) jumped out in front in the first inning when Justin Foscue blasted a three-run home run. It was Foscue's second home run of the season, after he hit is first in game one of the series. Melvin Novoa then followed up Foscue with a solo home run to make it 4-0 Frisco.

After Josh Smith hit an RBI single to make it 5-0 in the second, the Sod Poodles fought back in the bottom of the second inning, scoring four runs. Eduardo Diaz started the rally with a sacrifice fly before Jancarlos Cintron singled home a run and Ben DeLuzio hit a two-run double to pull Amarillo within a tally.

The RoughRiders extended their lead to 7-4 in the third when Foscue laced an RBI double and J.P. Martinez dropped a bunt, RBI single.

In the bottom of the third, Amarillo (57-59) returned to take the lead. Dominic Canzone singled in a run and Dominic Miroglio crushed a go-ahead, three-run home run to put the Sod Poodles up 8-7.

Blaine Crim then hammered a go-ahead, two-run home run of his own, his eighth with the RoughRiders and his 28th of the year overall, to put Frisco ahead 9-8 in the top of the seventh.

Amarillo came back one final time in the bottom of the seventh when Stone Garrett doubled home the game-tying run and Dominic Fletcher walked off the game with an RBI single, finishing off Frisco 10-9.

Blake Rogers (2-4) earned the win despite blowing the save in the top of the seventh for Amarillo.

Chase Lee (0-1) took the defeat for the RoughRiders, ceding both runs in the seventh.

In the nightcap, the Sod Poodles broke a scoreless tie in the third when Geraldo Perdomo singled home Jancarlos Cintron to make it 1-0.

In the fifth, Cintron then hammered a two-run home run and the Sod Poodles extended their lead to 3-0, where it would stay.

Kenny Hernandez (2-2) earned the win with five shutout inning in his start for Amarillo. Matt Brill took home his fourth save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Noah Bremer (5-4) was handed the loss, ceding just three runs over his five innings while whiffing eight batters.

The RoughRiders and Sod Poodles continue their series on Thursday, September 16th at 7:05 p.m. from HODGETOWN. RHP Cole Winn (3-3, 2.40) starts for Frisco against RHP Drey Jameson (3-1, 3.79).

For tickets and more information about the Frisco RoughRiders, 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]