Wiles Helps Frisco Clinch Series

By San Antonio Missions | July 29, 2017 11:30 PM ET

Frisco edged San Antonio 2-1 in front of a sellout Star Wars Night crowd of 7,867 Saturday at Wolff Stadium.

Saturday night's contest appeared early on to be shaping up for a shootout.

Frisco scored the game's first two runs just three batters into the game. It started when Isiah Kiner-Falefa reached on a fielding error by first baseman Josh Naylor. After Andy Ibanez followed with an RBI double to left, Luke Tendler pushed the lead to 2-0 with a single to left center.

The Missions came right back in the bottom half against Collin Wiles, loading the bases with nobody out via a Noah Perio double, a Ty France hit by pitch and a Nick Torres walk. And although cleanup hitter Franmil Reyes drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to center, it turned out to be the inning's only tally for San Antonio.

Little did the Missions know it would be the final run of the game as well.

Wiles (8-8) went seven, allowing just three hits and one walk, while striking our four. The right-hander threw 63 of his 93 pitches for strikes. He was followed by the bullpen combo of Reed Garrett and Ricardo Rodriguez (4th save), who held the Missions hitless over the final two innings.

Huffman (4-4) was the hard-luck loser, despite allowing just one earned run on six hits and three walks over five and two-thirds innings. San Antonio received a good pen performance as well with Cesar Vargas and Trey Wingenter combining on three and a third shutout frames.

San Antonio (20-16, 61-45) wraps up its four-game series with Frisco (16-20, 47-59) Sunday on Heroes Appreciation Night presented by Bud Light. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM. Enyel De Los Santos (8-4, 4.09) will get the ball in the finale for the Missions, while the 'Riders counter with fellow righty Pedro Payano (2-3, 4.73). 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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