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Lin's Perfect Night At The Dish Lifts Amarillo To Win

Lin, Duzenack, Jones Combine To Go 7-for-10 With Five RBI
August 13, 2021

POSTGAME NOTES Friday, August 13, 2021 vs. Corpus Christi Hooks [HOU] Corpus Christi Hooks (41-47) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (39-48) Amarillo, Texas - After falling behind on a trio of long balls from Corpus Christi, Amrillo battled back in the later frames to pick up the 8-4 win. Led by

Canzone's Late Blast Powers Soddies in Frisco

Canzone, Garrett collect three hit nights
August 8, 2021

Frisco, Texas — Despite falling behind 3-0 after three innings, the Soddies rallied for a 9-4 win against the Frisco RoughRiders on Saturday evening. With the game tied at 4-4 in the eighth, Dom Canzone blasted a go-ahead two-run homer to cap a three-hit performance. The Sod Poodles have won

Sod Poodles' Luis Frias Earns Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week

D-backs No. 9-Rated Prospect Earns Honor With No-Hit Sunday Performance
August 2, 2021

Sod Poodles pitcher and D-backs No. 9-rated prospect Luis Frias has been named Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 26 -August 1, the League announced today. On Sunday night, in his 15th career Double-A start, Frias made history by becoming the first Sod Poodles pitcher

Sod Poodles Doubleheader Sweep Over Missions Highlighted By Frias' No-Hitter 

August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021 vs. San Antonio Missions [SD] San Antonio Missions (37-40) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (33-44) The Sod Poodles swept the San Antonio Missions in a scheduled doubleheader Sunday at HODGETOWN. Soddies right-hander and D-backs No. 9 rated prospect Luis Frias highlighted the series-ending twin-bill after tossing a

Thomas Nabs Three Hits In 8-1 Loss To Frisco

Thomas Notches Fifth Three-Hit Game In Double-A
July 25, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021 vs Frisco RoughRiders [TEX] Amarillo Sod Poodles (29-42) | Frisco RoughRiders (44-28) Amarillo, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles took a 1-0 lead in the third inning but were not able to manage any more runs as the Sod Poodles dropped their series finale to the

Thomas Homers, Frias Punches Out Nine In Loss

Frias Ties Career High With Nine Strikeouts
July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 vs Frisco RoughRiders [TEX] Amarillo Sod Poodles (28-38) | Frisco RoughRiders (40-27) Amarillo, Texas — Amarillo battled with the Double-A Central South Division leading Frisco RoughRiders on Tuesday night in the opening of a six-game series. After starting the season with 41 of the team's first

Fletcher Homers Early, Poodles Pitch Their Way to Win

Frias Strikes Out First Five Faced
July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI) (27-33) | Midland RockHounds (OAK) (31-31) Midland, Texas — Amarillo wasted no time getting themselves a lead in game two of their six-game set against their rivals in Midland. The Sod Poodles scored the first four runs of the game and pitched

Sod Poodles Cannot Overcome Wichita's Three-Run Ninth

Amarillo Drops First Game When Leading After Eight Innings
July 1, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021 vs. Wichita Wind Surge [MIN] Amarillo Sod Poodles (22-29) | Wichita Wind Surge (30-21) Amarillo, Texas — After Amarillo led most of the night, a three-run ninth inning by Wichita pushed them in front for the first time since the top of the third inning. With

Sod Poodles Walk-Off On RockHounds In Saturday Night Rumble

June 20, 2021

POSTGAME NOTES Saturday, June 19 , 2021 vs. Midland RockHounds [OAK] Amarillo Sod Poodles (19-22) | Midland RockHounds (20-21) The Sod Poodles walked off on the Midland RockHounds Saturday night in front of over 6,000 fans at HODGETOWN in a 12-11 back-and forth affair. In the bottom of the ninth,

Grand Slam Lifts Amarillo To Series Split With 7-5 Win

Jancarlos Cintron's Grand Slam Extended His Hit Streak To Six Games
June 13, 2021

Amarillo, Texas — The Sod Poodles scored six runs in the second frame highlighted by a grand slam allowing them the necessary cushion to fend off a late rally from the Hooks. The 7-5 win at HODGETOWN on Sunday evening helped Amarillo secure a series split after taking the last

Late Rally Not Enough, Sod Poodles Fall 10-6 In Series Opener

June 9, 2021

Amarillo, Texas — A late comeback was not in the cards for the Sod Poodles as they dropped the opening game of their 12-game homestand by a score of 10-6 to the Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday night at HODGETOWN. RHP Luis Frias and the Sod Poodles found themselves in

Sod Poodles Held To One Hit In Shutout Loss To Riders

June 2, 2021

Frisco, Texas - What was expected to be a pitching duel between a couple of top-ranked prospects lived up to the billing on Wednesday night in Frisco. D-backs' No. 9 ranked prospect Luis Frias got the nod on the mound for the Soddies against the Texas Rangers' No 3 ranked

Pointy Boots de Amarillo Have Fiesta Spoiled By Matamoscas

May 21, 2021

AMARILLO, Texas - For the first time in franchise history the Sod Poodles transformed into the Pointy Boots de Amarillo for tonight's game versus the Matamoscas de Midessa. However, the Matamoscas crashed the fiesta at HODGETOWN taking game four of this series 5-3 to even the series at two games

Amarillo Arms and Bats Shine in Shutout Win

May 15, 2021

WICHITA, Kansas – The Sod Poodles grabbed an early lead and never looked back on Saturday night at Riverfront Stadium, cruising to a 8-0 win against the Wichita Wind Surge. Amarillo pitching tossed a combined three-hitter for the team's first shutout win of the season. Sod Poodles starter Luis Frias,

Prospects in the D-backs' 2020 player pool

Arizona group stacked with young prospects for shortened season
July 9, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer
September 25, 2019

With another Minor League season in the books, members of the staff are looking back at some of the most notable performers from the 2019 campaign for each level. We looked at the Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A and Rookie Advanced  levels. Here, we turn our attention to players

Frias dominant in Kane County debut

No. 16 D-backs prospect allows three hits over six innings
August 5, 2019

Mike Parrott knows Luis Frias, and what the Cougars pitching coach saw from his right-hander during Monday's pregame bullpen session was worrisome. Frias threw 28 pitches. Maybe, Parrott said, eight of them landed for a strike. When the duo worked together at Class A Short Season Hillsboro last year, a

D-backs' Robinson leads NWL All-Stars

No. 93 overall prospect has been a force for Hillsboro at just 18
July 31, 2019

Kristian Robinson's big season has already pushed him into's Top-100 prospect ranking. Now, it's earned him an All-Star spot as well.The No. 93 overall prospect highlights the 2019 Northwest League All-Star roster released by the Class A Short Season circuit Wednesday afternoon. The Hillsboro outfielder will lead an NWL

Luis, Luis, Luis.

Frias dominates over six innings, pacing 4-3 win
July 31, 2019

Luis Frias started the game for the Hillsboro Hops and was his magnificent self once again. Frias' night included six innings of one run ball, scattering four hits, and punching six tickets on the night. The tall right hander opposed Vancouver, Washington's own Damon Casetta-Stubbs. Vancouver, Washington is 22 miles

Volcanoes Shutout Hops in Finale

Frias suffers loss despite incredible effort
July 26, 2019

It was a battle between the Volcanoes' Travis Perry and the Hops Luis Frias, both top talents in the Northwest League. Frias was his usual self, scattering five hits over five innings and striking out four hitters. Perry, however, went shot for shot with Frias, throwing six innings of scoreless

Kristian 'Robs' Eugene, Soñadores win 2-1

Robinson's Early Two Run Tater Difference Maker
July 21, 2019

An early tip of the cap to both teams bullpens, as both Eugene and Hillsboro's bullpen threw a combined ten frames of shutout baseball. The two teams played in a special game tonight as both teams wore their Copa de la Diversión uniforms. For more information on the league wide

Hops Take Sole Possession of First Place

Hops win tight battle 4-3
July 16, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops transformed into the Portland Mavericks in a Monday Night showdown of first place teams. Salem-Keizer and Hillsboro both entered with 19-11 records, as it was Luis Frias for Hillsboro and Kervin Castro for the Volcanoes.

Hillsboro Hops end Homestand on a Happy Note

Big days from Robinson, English drive offense
July 9, 2019

Hillsboro sent their leading man Luis Frias to the mound looking to right the ship, and he did just that. Frias had his nasty stuff again tonight, as he punched out nine guys over four and two thirds innings. He allowed only one run to score scattering three hits. Frias'

Aces' Widener picks up Pitcher of the Week

Arizona's third-ranked prospect recorded 14 K's over 11 innings
July 1, 2019

After three straight stellar seasons shot him up to Triple-A Reno to open 2019, Taylor Widener experienced some growing pains with the Aces as his ERA ballooned into the double digits on multiple occasions. As the All-Star break draws near, however, he appears to be correcting course on his early

Late Inning Comeback Leads Hops Over Ems

Hillsboro defeats Eugene on 11th inning walk-off
June 30, 2019

On Saturday night, the Hillsboro Hops defeated the Eugene Emeralds 4-3 on walk-off base hit by Jorge Barrosa. The Hops rallied late to spoil a lead by the Ems. This was the 37th walk-off winner in Hops franchise history. Hillsboro is 2-1 in extras this year, and 30-15 all time.  Hops