FRISCO, Texas (June 5, 2017) - Pitchers Yohander Méndez and Collin Wiles, along with infielder/outfielder Royce Bolinger were named Texas League co-Pitchers and Player of the week, respectively, the league announced Monday.Mendez and Wiles each dealt seven-inning complete game shutouts in Saturday's doubleheader sweep against Arkansas. Mendez allowed three hits
FRISCO, Texas (June 5, 2017) - Pitchers Yohander Méndez and Collin Wiles, along with infielder/outfielder Royce Bolinger were named Texas League co-Pitchers and Player of the week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
Mendez and Wiles each dealt seven-inning complete game shutouts in Saturday's doubleheader sweep against Arkansas. Mendez allowed three hits and struck out five, while Wiles allowed just two hits in his shutout victory. The duo combined for Frisco's first consecutive shutout wins since April 2015.
Bolinger hit .412 (7-17) with a double, three home runs and five RBIs in five games last week. All three of his home runs came during Saturday's doubleheader, including his first-career multi-homer game in game one of the twin bill.
Mendez and Bolinger each earned their second-career weekly honor and their first from the Texas League, while Wiles earned his first Pitcher of the Week award. The trio represents the first weekly award winners for the RoughRiders this season.
The RoughRiders begin an eight-game road trip Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in Corpus Christi against the Hooks. The club returns home for an eight-game homestand against San Antonio and Midland from June 14-21.
Single-game tickets, season tickets, special ticket packages and tickets for the Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee on June 27 are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office.
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, Adrián González, 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 [email protected] or Ryan Rouillard at [email protected].