FRISCO, Texas (June 28, 2022) – The second half of the season began Tuesday night at Riders Field, as Frisco started a six-game series against Corpus Christi with a 4-2 loss to the Hooks. Frisco designated hitter Dustin Harris hit his second home run in the last week and 13th
FRISCO, Texas (June 28, 2022) – The second half of the season began Tuesday night at Riders Field, as Frisco started a six-game series against Corpus Christi with a 4-2 loss to the Hooks. Frisco designated hitter Dustin Harris hit his second home run in the last week and 13th of the season, while starter Avery Weems struck out five batters in five innings Tuesday night in the loss.
Corpus Christi (1-0, 32-37) starter Misael Tamarez struck out six batters and walked none Tuesday night and gave up two runs on two hits in 5.2 innings.
The Hooks scored first in the top of the third inning with an unearned run, as Corpus Christi shortstop Grae Kessinger scored on a Frisco (0-1, 36-33) defensive error to take a 1-0 lead.
Frisco tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on the Harris home run, his 13th of the season to make Tuesday’s score 1-1. Harris is now tied with teammate Trey Hair for the most Frisco home runs this season. Hair picked up his 13th long ball two nights ago in an 8-4 loss to Arkansas on Sunday.
The RoughRiders scored another unanswered run to take a 2-1 lead in a bottom of the sixth that featured two Hooks defensive errors. Riders center fielder Josh Stowers reached on a fielding error on a pop-up by Hooks first baseman Bryan Arias. After Stowers swiped his 14th bag of the year, he scored to give the Riders a 2-1 lead as Frisco catcher Matt Whatley bunted his way to first and advanced on a throwing error by the starter Tamarez.
Corpus Christi responded in the ensuing inning with a three-run home run from catcher Cesar Salazar to eliminate the Riders advantage and take a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh.
Hooks pitcher Chandler Casey (2-0) struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings to relieve Tamarez, while Frisco pitcher Kevin Gowdy (0-2) finished responsible for two of the three runs on the Hooks go-ahead homer.
Frisco right fielder Kellen Strahm walked to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t generate any more offense to drop their first game of the second half of the season.
The RoughRiders look to bounce back Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. as LHP Cody Bradford (5-4, 6.71 ERA) takes the mound, while Corpus Christi’s starter is still yet to be determined. Wednesday features another night of Baseball Legends as Rangers legend Mark McLemore will be on hand for a meet and greet!
This week’s promotional schedule continues on Thursday, June 30th for Singles Night, as Ivan Hall from Season 16 of The Bachelorette is on hand for Thirsty Thursday and another Blue Norther Hard Seltzer Rowdy @ The River.
Frisco welcomes in Stars & Stripes Weekend, beginning with Fireworks Friday, presented by Raising Cane’s, and Sky-Lit Saturday! Then on Sunday, show up early for an American flag giveaway! Fans can stick around postgame for the Independence Day Fireworks Show on July 3rd, the biggest fireworks show of the year!
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].