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Hans Crouse debuts with Phillies

Crouse becomes 175th player in Riders history to make MLB debut
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FRISCO, Texas (September 27, 2021) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Hans Crouse made his Major League Baseball debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. In his start, Crouse allowed just one run over three innings while walking four and striking out one. Crouse

FRISCO, Texas (September 27, 2021) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Hans Crouse made his Major League Baseball debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.

In his start, Crouse allowed just one run over three innings while walking four and striking out one.

Crouse began the season in the RoughRiders rotation, going 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA over 13 starts. Crouse held opponents to a .157 batting average against while striking out 54 to just 19 walks in 51.0 innings. On July 30th, Crouse was traded to Philadelphia along with RHP Ian Kennedy and RHP Kyle Gibson in exchange for RHPs Spencer Howard, Josh Gessner and Kevin Gowdy.

Originally drafted in the second round by the Rangers out of Dana Hill High School (just south of Los Angeles) in 2017, Crouse fit in well with his new team, going 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA over six starts with Double-A Reading. Crouse also made one Triple-A start before debuting with the Phillies.

Crouse is the 175th former RoughRiders player to make his major league debut after playing in Frisco and the ninth in 2021, following Andy Ibañez, Luis Marté, Joe Barlow, Yonny Hernandez, Nick Snyder, Jake Latz, Ryan Dorow and A.J. Alexy. Alongside Snyder, Latz, Dorow and Alexy, Crouse is the fifth player to debut after playing for the RoughRiders in 2021.

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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]