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Thomas at top of the class for D-backs

Arizona standouts make immediate impact at system's upper levels
October 25, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their system. We start our 2021 Organization All-Stars series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the D-backs are just two years removed from

Nelson Fans Nine In Loss To Frisco Saturday Night

September 18, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021 vs. Frisco [TEX] Frisco RoughRiders (64-54) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (58-61) The Sod Poodles fell 5-3 to the Frisco RoughRiders in their final Saturday night contest at HODGETOWN. In the eighth inning, after Amarillo led through the first seven frames, Frisco rallied for three runs in

Sod Poodles Sweep Frisco In Wednesday Doubleheader

Amarillo Matched Largest Comeback Win In 2021 In Game One
September 16, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 Frisco RoughRiders (62-53) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (57-59) AMARILLO, Texas - Amarillo overcame a five run deficit in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader to win a back-and-forth slugfest 10-9. In what was a pitcher's duel in the second game, Amarillo leaned on it's shutdown pitching

Garrett Adds Home Run And Two RBIs In 14-6 Loss To Riders

Garrett Leads The D-backs' Farm System In HR And RBI
September 14, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 Frisco RoughRiders (62-51) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (55-59) AMARILLO, Texas - Amarillo fell 14-6 to the Frisco RoughRiders in the series opener on Tuesday night. A back-and-fourth contest early took a turn in Frisco's favor in the later frames. Arizona Diamondbacks No. 26 rated prospect Brandon

Sod Poodles Make History With Four Straight Home Runs In An Inning, Claim 20-12 Victory Over Tulsa

September 12, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021 vs. Tulsa [LAD] Tulsa Drillers (59-54) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (55-57) The Sod Poodles made professional baseball history Saturday night at HODGETOWN when Stone Garrett, Buddy Kennedy, Dominic Fletcher, and Dominic Canzone hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning, leading Amarillo to a 20-12 victory

Sod Poodles' Five-Homer Night Not Enough In 8-7 Loss To Tulsa

September 10, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021 vs. Tulsa [LAD] Tulsa Drillers (59-53) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (54-57) The Soddies fell 8-7 to the Tulsa Drillers Friday night at HODGETOWN. After trailing 5-0 through the first five-and-a-half frames, the Soddies battled back to get within a run. After Tulsa extended to a three-run

Sod Poodles Fend Off Late Push, Win Third Straight Over Tulsa

Fletcher Homers Twice In Win
September 10, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021 vs. Tulsa [LAD] Tulsa Drillers (58-53) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (54-56) Amarillo, Texas - The Amarillo Sod Poodles made it three straight wins with their 6-5 win over the Drillers on Thursday night. Amarillo had to fend off a late push by the Drillers but got

Soddies Walk Off In 10th, Earn Second Straight Win Over Tulsa

September 9, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 vs. Tulsa [LAD] Tulsa Drillers (58-52) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (53-56) The Amarillo Sod Poodles walked off in the 10th inning Wednesday night at HODGETOWN to defeat the Tulsa Drillers 6-5 courtesy of Stone Garrett's line-drive double. The extra-inning victory marked the second consecutive victory against

Soddies Led By Nelson's Career-Night, Route Drillers 10-2

Nelson Strikes Out Nine In A Career-High Seven Innings.
September 8, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 vs. Tulsa [LAD] Tulsa Drillers (58-51) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (52-56) Amarillo, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles picked up the series opening win over the Tulsa Drillers on Tuesday night at HODGETOWN. The D-backs' No. 5 rated prospect, Ryne Nelson had a career-night on the

Bullpen Protects Early Lead as Soddies Win Third Straight

Perdomo, Fletcher, and Garrett collect multi-hit games
September 5, 2021

San Antonio, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles won a third straight game against the San Antonio Missions with a 6-3 victory on Saturday night at Wolff Stadium. The Sod Poodles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after two innings, as Stone Garrett drove in a run with an

Sod Poodles Rally Late To Defeat Missions

September 3, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at San Antonio [SD] Amarillo Sod Poodles (49-55) | San Antonio Missions (50-55) San Antonio, Texas — The Sod Poodles battled late with four unanswered runs to defeat the San Antonio Missions Thursday night by a final score of 6-5. After leading through five frames, the

Sod Poodles Rout Missions In Opener, Earn Fifth Straight Win

September 1, 2021

POSTGAME NOTES Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ San Antonio Missions [SD] Amarillo Sod Poodles (48-53) | San Antonio Missions (48-54) The Sod Poodles took the series opener on the road Tuesday night over the San Antonio Missions by a score of 9-4, ending the month of August with their fifth

Sod Poodles Win Third Straight Over Frisco Friday Night

August 28, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021 vs. Frisco RoughRiders [TEX] Frisco RoughRiders (56-43) |Amarillo Sod Poodles (46-53) The Sod Poodles won their third straight game Friday night against the Frisco RoughRiders with a 9-5 victory at HODGETOWN. After Frisco tied things at 4-4 in the top of the eighth, Amarillo charged ahead

Amarillo Slugs Their Way To 15-1 Victory Over Frisco

Seven Of Nine Amarillo Starters Have Multi-Hit Game
August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 vs. Frisco RoughRiders [TEX] Frisco RoughRdiers (56-41) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (44-53) Amarillo, Texas — The Pointy Boots de Amarillo overpowered the Frisco RoughRiders en route to a 15-1 win on Wednesday night. Amarillo had five home runs on 19 total hits in the victory. One

Diaz Homers In Second Straight Game, Midland Rallies For Win

Henry Ties Career-High With 7.2 Innings Pitched
August 21, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021 @ Midland RockHounds [OAK] Amarillo Sod Poodles (42-51) | Midland RockHounds (46-48) Midland, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles (42-51) took the lead on a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, giving them a two-run cushion at the time. A four-run bottom

Diaz, Strong Pitching Leads Sod Poodles To Thursday Night Victory Over Midland

August 20, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ Midland RockHounds [OAK] Amarillo Sod Poodles (42-50) | Midland RockHounds (45-48) The Amarillo Sod Poodles defeated the Midland RockHounds by a final score of 3-2 Thursday evening at Momentum Bank Ballpark. The victory marks the Soddies' second win in the last three games. After a

Canzone's 8th Inning Homer Secures Series Win

Seven More Home Runs Tonight, 30 Combined For The Series
August 15, 2021

POSTGAME NOTES Sunday, August 15, 2021 vs. Corpus Christi Hooks [HOU] Corpus Christi Hooks (42-48) | Amarillo Sod Poodles (40-49) Amarillo, Texas - After seeing a combined nine home runs hit between the clubs last night, Amarillo sent another three souveriners into the crowd Sunday. Amarillo's third home run of

RoughRiders Rally to Beat Soddies in Series Finale

Soddies fall despite six-run fourth inning
August 8, 2021

Frisco, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles fell to the Frisco RoughRiders 8-7 on Sunday evening, as Frisco infielder Dio Arias won the game with a walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Frisco's victory secured a series split for the RoughRiders in the six-game set. The

Sod Poodles Split Series After Dropping Finale To RockHounds

Herrera, Fletcher Extend Hit Streaks To Double Digits
June 20, 2021

Amarillo, Texas — The Amarillo Sod Poodles fell in their series finale against the Midland RockHounds 13-3 on Father's Day at HODGETOWN. Midland jumped out to a 6-0 lead through three innings before tacking on another seven runs late. In defeat, the Sod Poodles fell to 19-23 on the year

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,

Holton Shines En Route To First Double-A Win

Garrett, Herrera, and De La Cruz All Extend Hit Streaks
June 18, 2021

Amarillo, Texas — Amarillo knotted the series at two games a piece after exploding for eight runs on seven extra base hits to take game four 8-2 Friday night at HODGETOWN in front of a near sellout crowd of 6,184. Starting pitching lead the way for the Sod Poodles who

Amarillo Shutout In Series Finale At Corpus Christi

May 30, 2021

Corpus Christi, Texas —The Sod Poodles dropped the final game of this opening 12-game road trip to Corpus Christi by a score of 7-0 on Sunday night. The Sod Poodles dropped five-of-six to the Hooks in their first trip of the year to Whataburger Field in 2021. Sod Poodles starter

Errors Costly As Amarillo Drops Game Two In Corpus Christi 

May 26, 2021

Corpus Christi, Texas — The Sod Poodles dropped game two of their series against the Corpus Christi Hooks aka The Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits by a score of 7-2 Wednesday night at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi sent right-hander Jose Urquidy to the mound as he was on a rehab assignment

Soddies Drop Series Opener to Hooks

May 26, 2021

Corpus Christi, Texas — Despite a quick start, the Sod Poodles fell 17-4 to the Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday night in the opener of a six-game series at Whataburger Field. Amarillo center fielder Alek Thomas started the ballgame with a bang, crushing the evening's very first pitch from Hooks

Late Runs Help Sod Poodles Take Series Finale, Split Series With Midland 

May 23, 2021

AMARILLO, Texas - The Amarillo Sod Poodles bounced back from a three-game skid to take the sixth and final game of their opening homestand against the Midland RockHounds on Sunday afternoon. Timely hitting and some defensive highlights propelled the Sod Poodles to the 6-3 win and the series split. The