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San Antonio erases deficit in comeback win to start series

Missions score five in the eighth for go-ahead runs
September 8, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (September 7, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders led early, but ultimately fell in a 12-7 loss to the San Antonio Missions on Tuesday night from Riders Field. The RoughRiders (59-48) found the scoreboard first in the first inning when Davis Wendzel singled home a run to make it

FRISCO, Texas (September 7, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders led early, but ultimately fell in a 12-7 loss to the San Antonio Missions on Tuesday night from Riders Field.

The RoughRiders (59-48) found the scoreboard first in the first inning when Davis Wendzel singled home a run to make it 1-0.

The Missions (52-57) quickly struck back with a two-run home run by Agustin Ruiz in the second and padded on with on a Esteury Ruiz, third-inning solo blast, putting themselves up 3-1.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Riders exploded for five runs when Jax Biggers blasted a three-run shot, his fourth long ball of the year, and Diosbel Arias added a two-run single to vault Frisco to a 6-3 advantage.

San Antonio cut into the deficit in the fifth with a two-run double from Juan Fernandez, drawing within 6-5.

After Melvin Novoa cracked an RBI single in the seventh, the Missions came back in the eighth against Hever Bueno (4-4), who took the loss. Ethan Skender doubled home a run to make it 7-6 before Eguy Rosario's two-run single gave San Antonio the lead. Allen Cordoba then lined an RBI single to left and Kyle Overstreet lifted a sacrifice fly to push the lead to 10-7.

The Missions put up two more runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Olivier Basabe and Ethan Skender, ending the night with a 12-7 win.

Mason Fox (3-3) received the win, despite allowing a run in relief and Jose Quezada brought home his league-best 16th save of the season.

The RoughRiders and Missions battle in the second game of the series on Wednesday, September 8th at 7:05 p.m. Frisco turns to LHP Cody Bradford (2-0, 1.69) for the start against LHP Osvaldo Hernandez (4-8, 4.99).

Wednesday is Weiner Wednesday presented by Texas Chili Company with $2 hot dogs from 6-8 p.m. in addition to Kids Night presented by UT Southwestern Frisco.

For more information and to stay up to date on all things 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]om