Coming off a 5-1 road trip, the RoughRiders are back at Dr Pepper Ballpark for a four-game weekend series against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Entering Thursday, the 'Riders own a five-game winning streak, which is one shy of a season high.
If you are coming out to the park for a game, let us help you plan your visit!
THE HOME STAND:
Thursday, July 14: RoughRiders v. Hooks - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 15: RoughRiders v. Hooks - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 16: RoughRiders v. Hooks - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17: RoughRiders v. Hooks - 6:00 p.m.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: There is still time for you to be a part of this exciting home stand. For ticket information, call the RoughRiders at (972) 731-9200.
DIVISIONAL SHOWDOWN: Owners of the second-best record in the Texas League, the RoughRiders welcome Corpus Christi to town this weekend. Even though the Hooks are in last place in the Texas League South, they have played some of their best baseball against the 'Riders. Frisco is 10-10 against Corpus Christi thus far this season.
The Hooks boast three of the top five position players in Houston's farm system: shortstop Jonathan Villar, outfielder J.D. Martinez and second baseman Jimmy Paredes. Infielder Jose Altuve, one of minor league baseball's best hitters at .389, also starts for Corpus Christi.
FIREWORKS FRIDAY: After Friday night's game, fans will enjoy a fireworks display, which is made possible by our friends at TGI Fridays. The fireworks show, as always, is weather and wind permitting.
SILENT AUCTION FRIDAY, TOO: The RoughRiders Foundation will be hosting a silent auction during Friday's game. The premier item that will be auctioned off is an autographed, game-worn RoughRiders jersey from current Rangers closer Neftali Feliz. Many other RoughRiders and Rangers items will be auctioned off during the game, too, and all proceeds benefit the RoughRiders Foundation.
BASEBALL 101 FOR WOMEN: Hey ladies, do you want to learn the ins and outs of baseball from RoughRiders players? State Farm and the RoughRiders have just thing for you: Baseball 101!
On July 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m., you'll have a unique opportunity to come out to Dr Pepper Ballpark and meet some RoughRiders coaches and players. They'll answer all your baseball questions and tell you about life in the minors. You'll also get to enjoy some great food, awesome prizes and giveaways and take a tour of Dr Pepper Ballpark.
To register for this FREE event, send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
AMBIT ENERGY GRAND SLAM SATURDAY: One lucky fan will have a chance to win big Saturday night. Register for the Ambit Energy Grand Slam Saturday promotion and never pay another electric bill the rest of your life! If your name is drawn and a RoughRiders player hits a grand slam on your game, you win FREE Electricity for the rest of your life! Register by texting SLAM to 75935.
DON'T FORGET: The 'Riders Stakes ends this Friday, so be sure to visit any participating Sport Clips or Verizon Wireless location and fill out the entry form for your chance to be the lucky winner of $10,000!
For a complete list of rules and regulations and to find participating locations near you, click here.
BROADCAST COVERAGE: All games are available on 1630 KKGM or at this link. Saturday's game will be broadcast live on TXA 21.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.