FRISCO, Texas (April 22, 2017) - Drew Vettleson drove in four runs, Collin Wiles put together his first quality start, and the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, topped the Corpus Christi Hooks 5-3 in the third game of a four-game series Saturday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Drew Vettleson's three-run home run capped a four-run Frisco first inning for the Riders. Vettleson added a fourth RBI in the bottom of the eighth, driving in Luke Tendler with a run-scoring single to make it 5-3.
- Riders starter Collin Wiles shut down the Corpus Christi offense over six innings, holding the Hooks to one earned run on three hits. Wiles earned his second win of the season and tallied his first quality start.
- Corpus Christi cut the deficit to 4-3 with a run in the eighth inning, but James Dykstra closed the door with a two-inning save.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Drew Vettleson: 2-4, home run, four RBIs, run
- Collin Wiles: W, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
- James Dykstra: SV, 2 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Drew Vettleson homered for the third time in his past four games.
- Collin Wiles logged the second quality start of the season for the RoughRiders and the third straight start that covered six innings.
- Scott Heineman doubled and walked twice to extend his on-base streak to 13 games. Eric Aguilera (nine games) and Luke Tendler (six games) also extended their on-base streaks in the win.
RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi, Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Connor Sadzeck (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. RHP Trent Thornton (0-1, 6.43 ERA)
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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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