Missions use early burst to knock off Riders 6-1

Bolinger goes deep for lone Riders run

By Frisco RoughRiders | July 13, 2017 10:44 PM ET

FRISCO, Texas (July 13, 2017) - The San Antonio Missions defeated the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 6-1 Thursday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

BIG MOMENTS

  • The Missions wasted no time jumping on Riders starter Tyler Davis . After back-to-back base hits opened the game, Nick Schulz crushed a three-run home run to put San Antonio in front 3-0 in the first inning.
  • The early lead was plenty for San Antonio starter Brett Kennedy , who allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings of work for the victory.
  • Royce Bolinger provided the lone Riders run, hitting a solo homer against Kennedy in the seventh.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Royce Bolinger: 1-3, home run, RBI
  • Joe Filomeno: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Each of the last three meetings between the Riders and Missions have been decided by at least four runs after all of the first 15 meetings were settled by three runs or fewer.
  • Riders pitchers have not allowed a walk in 20 1/3 innings.
  • Frisco relievers lost a 9 1/3-inning scoreless streak when San Antonio scored a run in the ninth.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders vs. San Antonio, Friday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Collin Wiles (7-5, 3.63 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Lauer (1-0, 1.42 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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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