NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 23, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders saw a three-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night as they fell to the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park, 9-0. The RoughRiders were led offensively by catcher Matt Whatley with his sixth multi-hit night of the season,
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 23, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders saw a three-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night as they fell to the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park, 9-0. The RoughRiders were led offensively by catcher Matt Whatley with his sixth multi-hit night of the season, finishing 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Travelers were powered by two home runs from designated hitter Joe Rizzo, who leads the Texas League with nine home runs this month.
Frisco (34-32) starter Cody Bradford gave up seven runs on eight hits in his 4.2 innings of work before departing the fifth inning. Bradford (5-4) entered the fifth with only two runs in on three hits given up before Arkansas brought in five runs on five hits in the fifth.
RoughRiders reliever Seth Nordlin relieved Bradford for the final out in the fifth and threw two innings after, giving up two runs on two hits in the sixth before a scoreless seventh. Nick Starr made his second appearance of the week with his lone inning of work in the eighth in Thursday’s game, striking out a batter.
Travelers (35-31) starter Taylor Dollard (6-2) tied a season high with 7.1 shutout innings at Dickey-Stephens Park Thursday night, giving up four hits and striking out three. Arkansas reliever David Ellingson threw the final 1.2 innings and didn’t allow a run on a hit and walk down the stretch.
RoughRiders second baseman Justin Foscue recorded his 16th double of the season to try and begin a scoring push in the top of the ninth, his third double in his last four nights.
Frisco and Arkansas continue their six-game series in North Little Rock Friday night with a 7:05 p.m. start time at Dickey-Stephens Park. RoughRiders RHP Jack Leiter (2-4, 5.44 ERA) makes his 12th start of the season and will be opposed by Arkansas RHP Connor Jones (4-4, 4.03 ERA).
The Riders return to Frisco to conclude the month of June and usher in July with a six-game series against the Corpus Christi Hooks on June 28th. 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].