Cole Hamels dazzles in front of packed house at Dr Pepper Ballpark

Tendler, Profar blast bombs in front of great crowd in Frisco

(Frisco RoughRiders)

By Frisco RoughRiders | June 16, 2017 11:15 PM ET

FRISCO, Texas (June 16, 2017) - A crowd of more than 10,000 fans packed into Dr Pepper Ballpark Friday night, enjoying a Rougned Odor bobblehead giveaway and a dazzling rehab start from Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels , as the Frisco RoughRiders knocked off the San Antonio Missions 4-2.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Cole Hamels worked three scoreless innings with three strikeouts, allowing one hit. The Rangers rehabber, making his first appearance since April 26, threw 35 pitches (25 strikes).
  • Luke Tendler clobbered a solo homer in the second, putting the Riders ahead 1-0. It was his third consecutive game with a long ball.
  • In the fourth, Juremi Profar homered and Royce Bolinger produced a two-run single to make it 4-0.
  • Connor Sadzeck fired four innings of relief, yielding one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts to earn the win.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Cole Hamels: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Luke Tendler: 1-3, home run, RBI, run, walk
  • Juremi Profar: 1-3, home run, RBI, run, walk

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The crowd of 10,034 was the fourth this season of at least 10,000 fans through the first 30 Riders home games. Frisco leads the Texas League with an average of 6,722 fans per game.
  • With his solo shot in the second, Luke Tendler has home runs in three consecutive games. Juremi Profar has also homered in back-to-back contests.
  • Michael O'Neill extended his hitting streak to six games with a triple and a single. O'Neill has hits in 13 of 14 games with the Riders.

WHAT'S NEXT

RoughRiders vs. San Antonio, Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-4, 3.98) vs. RHP Kyle Lloyd (4-4, 3.13 ERA)
Tickets: Click here
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB First Pitch App

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 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, 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 AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

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