FRISCO, Texas (July 1, 2022) – Carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning, the Frisco RoughRiders earned their fifth shutout victory of the season Friday night with a 5-0 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks. Frisco starter Owen White (2-0) threw 5.1 innings of hitless baseball as he surrendered one
FRISCO, Texas (July 1, 2022) – Carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning, the Frisco RoughRiders earned their fifth shutout victory of the season Friday night with a 5-0 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks. Frisco starter Owen White (2-0) threw 5.1 innings of hitless baseball as he surrendered one walk and struck out seven batters.
Riders center fielder J.P. Martinez knocked his ninth home run of the season in the fourth inning in the Friday win. Shortstop Jonathan Ornelas finished 3-for-5 at the plate in his 30th multi-hit outing of the season and his 14th three-hit game. Ornelas leads all active Texas League hitters with the most hits (92) and best batting average (.335) this year.
Frisco raced out to an early lead on Hooks starter Adrian Chaidez (2-1) in the bottom of the fourth inning, beginning with five consecutive hits. Ornelas singled to begin the inning before Martinez vaulted his ninth long ball of the year into the Lazy River in right field. Blaine Crim and Justin Foscue both singled, allowing Kellen Strahm to score Crim from third to give Frisco a 3-0 lead.
The Riders added to their lead with an RBI double from third baseman Jax Biggers in the bottom of the sixth to score Stowers from second.
After White’s departure in the sixth, reliever Seth Nordlin gave up the only two hits of the game in the top of the seventh. Corpus Christi threatened with a two-out single from Alex McKenna and an ensuing double from Cesar Salazar. Frisco right fielder Josh Stowers fielded the double from the corner and relayed with the second baseman Crim to catcher Matt Whatley for the 9-4-3 putout and keep the shutout alive.
Scoring ended for Frisco in the bottom of the eighth inning with a single from Whatley to stretch his hitting streak to ten games, singling Strahm in from second and giving the Riders a 5-0 lead. Whatley’s tallied 13 since the streak began on June 12th.
Frisco and Corpus Christi play game five of a six-game home series on Saturday night at Riders Field, beginning at 7:05 p.m. Riders RHP Tim Brennan (1-2, 3.27 ERA) makes his fourth start with Frisco while Corpus Christi RHP Jaime Melendez (1-7, 5.22 ERA) is set for his 11th start of 2022.
Frisco continues Stars & Stripes Weekend with Sky-Lit Saturday, as the Riders will wear special Independence Day themed jerseys for the rest of the weekend. Then on Sunday, show up early for an American flag giveaway! Fans can stick around postgame for the Independence Day Fireworks Show on July 3rd, the biggest fireworks show of the year!
For tickets and more information about the Frisco RoughRiders, 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 for 15 consecutive 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 170 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].