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Thompson, Stowers homers not enough in loss to San Antonio

Frisco falls in fourth-straight, moves into tie with Arkansas for second playoff spot
September 9, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (September 8, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders were handed their fourth-straight loss on Wednesday night in a 5-4 loss to the San Antonio Missions from Riders Field. The RoughRiders (59-49) began the back-and-forth affair on top when Bubba Thompson blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of

FRISCO, Texas (September 8, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders were handed their fourth-straight loss on Wednesday night in a 5-4 loss to the San Antonio Missions from Riders Field.

The RoughRiders (59-49) began the back-and-forth affair on top when Bubba Thompson blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was Thompson's 14th homer of the year and his sixth to start a ballgame.

In the top of the third, the Missions (53-57) struck back with three runs of their own. Esteury Ruiz singled home the game-tying run before Eguy Rosario hit an RBI single and a throwing error allowed a second run to cross, putting San Antonio on top 3-1.

Frisco came back in the third with an RBI single from Davis Wendzel and then tied the game in the fourth when Josh Stowers crushed his 18th home run of the season, a solo shot, knotting the score at 3-3.

Allen Cordoba hit a go-ahead RBI single for San Antonio in the top of the fifth before Justin Foscue smacked an RBI double to even the game again at 4-4 in the home half of the fifth.

The Missions took the lead for good in the top of the seventh inning when Ethan Skender singled to center and an error allowed Dwanye Williams-Sutton to score.

Carlos Belen (5-2) earned the win for the Missions, firing 2.1 scoreless innings while Nick Kuzia earned his sixth save of the year by tossing a scoreless ninth.

Tai Tiedemann (1-2) was handed the loss, despite ceding just one unearned run on two hits over three innings of work out of the bullpen.

The RoughRiders and Missions continue their series with game three of the set on Thursday, September 9th at 7:05 p.m. Frisco turns to RHP Noah Bremer (4-3, 4.63) for the start against RHP Tyler Viza (1-1, 5.29).

Thursday is Thirsty Thursday and Truly® Party @ the Yard in addition to Kickoff to Football Night at Riders Field. Tickets are still available. 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]