FRISCO, Texas (May 19, 2017) - Connor Sadzeck delivered one of his best outings of the season Friday, but the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, came up short in a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Connor Sadzeck pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, surrendering one run and a walk with nine strikeouts. Sadzeck did not allow a hit after the second inning and retired 21 of the final 22 men he faced, taking a no-decision.
- Corpus Christi's Antonio Nunez homered in the top of the tenth, breaking a 1-1 tie to give the Hooks a 2-1 victory.
- Trailing 1-0 after a solo home run from Jon Singleton in the second inning, the Riders tied the game at one in the bottom of the seventh when Jose Trevino scored from third base on a wild pitch.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Connor Sadzeck: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
- Drew Vettleson: 2-4, double
NEWS AND NOTES
- Connor Sadzeck became the first Riders starter to pitch eight innings since Chad Bell's performance against San Antonio on August 28, 2015.
- Frisco has played a Texas League-leading seven extra-inning games this season, going 2-5.
- Drew Vettleson broke a 3-45 slump with his 2-4 performance Friday.
RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi, Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (3-3, 4.11 ERA) vs. RHP Cy Sneed (2-3, 4.73 ERA)
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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, 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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