San Antonio extended its win streak to 11 games by edging Frisco 2-1 Saturday night in front of 5,960 at Wolff Stadium.
Ty France helped the Missions get off to a fast start Saturday, drilling a double to left field off Richelson Pena that scored Fernando Tatis Jr. with the game's first run. For France, the first-inning double was his sixth of the season and his 27th RBI (2nd most on the club).
San Antonio got its first look at 22-year-old right-hander Lake Bachar, who arrived Thursday from High-A Lake Elsinore. The Winfield, IL native was extremely impressive in his Double-A debut, allowing just one hit and one walk, while punching out three over five shutout innings. Bachar looked very comfortable on the bump Saturday, throwing 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes.
The RoughRiders took advantage of Bachar's exit in the sixth, tying the game at one against reliever Trevor Megill (1-0) with a sacrifice fly from designated hitter Jose Trevino.
San Antonio would plate the game's final run of the night in the seventh against righty Johnny Fasola. Michael Gettys led off the frame by working a walk before Fasola got Forrestt Allday to fly out to right. With next batter Rod Boykin now up, Fasola (0-1) attempted to pick off Gettys at first. Fasola's throw sailed wide, allowing Gettys to scamper all the way to third. Boykin followed with a bouncer to second baseman Luis Marte, whose throw home was caught by Chuck Moorman, but on the tag attempt on Gettys, the ball flew out of the catcher's glove, allowing the go-ahead run to score and Boykin to advance to second.
The bullpen duo of Jason Jester and Brad Wieck (2nd save) made sure the one-run advantage held, giving San Antonio its 11th straight victory and improving its record to a MiLB-best 25-10.
San Antonio wraps up its eight-game homestand on Circle K Sunday Funday with the series finale against Frisco (7-28). First pitch is slated for 2:05 PM. Cal Quantrill (2-2, 3.52) will get the start for the Missions, while the 'Riders counter with fellow righty Ariel Jurado (0-1, 2.79).
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