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Frisco drops finale against Amarillo

Riders fall in series 4-2
June 12, 2022

AMARILLO, Texas (June 12, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell 9-3 to the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the final game of the six-game series on Sunday evening from HODGETOWN. Amarillo won the series 4-2 with the victory on Sunday. Box Score The Sod Poodles (28-29) found the scoreboard first in

AMARILLO, Texas (June 12, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell 9-3 to the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the final game of the six-game series on Sunday evening from HODGETOWN. Amarillo won the series 4-2 with the victory on Sunday.

Box Score

The Sod Poodles (28-29) found the scoreboard first in the bottom of the third when Eduardo Diaz laced an RBI single to left, scoring Corbin Carroll to make it 1-0 against RoughRiders (29-28) reliever Justin Slaten (0-4).

In the top of the fifth, Kellen Strahm hammered a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1. It was his second of the series and his third of the season. The home run was the 17th long ball for the RoughRiders in the six-game series.

Amarillo jumped out in front in the bottom of the fifth with five runs to take a commanding lead. Diaz doubled in two to start the scoring in the inning before Jancarlos Cintron ripped an RBI single to center to balloon the score to 4-1. A wild pitch then allowed Diaz to score and Cintron came in on a passed ball two pitches later to increase the advantage to 6-1.

Frisco answered in the top of the sixth with two runs of their own on a Jonathan Ornelas RBI single and a Sandro Fabian sacrifice fly, but Amarillo volleyed back in the bottom of the inning.

Jorge Barrosa doubled home Carroll before Nick Dalesandro blooped a single into right that scored two more runs and the Sod Poodles led 9-3.

Blake Walston (2-2) earned the win, throwing seven innings with eight strikeouts in his start.

The Riders travel back home after a day off on Monday to take on the Midland RockHounds (Oakland A's) for a six-game series at Riders Field. First pitch on Tuesday, June 14th, is at 12:05 p.m. for Super Splash Day presented by Olsson. It's also Silver Slugger Tuesday, so fans 65 and older can receive a $10 ticket at the Riders Box Office by showing their ID.

For tickets and more information about the Frisco RoughRiders, visit RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.

About the RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance for 15 consecutive seasons (2005-2019). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 170 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].