FRISCO, Texas (April 10, 2017) - Drew Vettleson and Eric Aguilera delivered clutch hits as the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, edged the Tulsa Drillers 6-3 in a seven-inning, rain-shortened game at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- After Luke Tendler tied the game in the fourth with a run-scoring single, Drew Vettleson's RBI single to left field gave the Riders a 3-2 lead. Vettleson helped manufacture a run in the sixth by stealing two bases and scoring on a wild pitch.
- Eric Aguilera padded the Frisco lead with a two-run single in the fifth, making it 5-2.
- Juremi Profar's run-scoring single in the bottom of the first put the Riders in front, 1-0. Profar has driven in four runs run in his past three games.
- Frisco starter Collin Wiles pitched around two solo home runs to earn his first victory of the season, firing five innings of six-hit ball. He allowed two runs and struck out five.
- The game entered a rain delay after the top of the seventh inning. After 34 minutes, the contest was ruled complete.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Juremi Profar: 2-2, double, RBI, walk, two runs
- Drew Vettleson: 1-2, RBI, run, two stolen bases, walk
- Eric Aguilera: 1-3, two RBIs
- Collin Wiles: W, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Scott Heineman extended his hitting streak to five games, while Juremi Profar extended his multi-hit streak to three games.
- The Riders have exploded for 38 hits in their past three games after piling up eight against Tulsa on Monday and lead the Texas in hits (53).
RoughRiders (RHP Connor Sadzeck, 0-0, *.** ERA) vs. Tulsa (RHP Scott Barlow, 0-1, 10.13 ERA), Tuesday, 11:05 a.m.
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About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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