The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, were nearly no-hit in their 6-0 loss to Corpus Christi Wednesday night. Hooks pitcher Alex Winkelman was one out away from throwing the no-hitter. RoughRiders infielder Eric Aguilera broke it up with two outs in the ninth inning.
The loss continues to push the RoughRiders deeper into last place in the Texas League. The Club now sits at 41-55, last in the Texas League South and the entire Texas League.
Winkelman wasn’t the only pitcher to have a good night. RoughRiders starter Collin Wiles finished the matchup with a quality start. He tossed six innings, allowing four hits and three runs (all earned). The young hurler struck out a career-high nine batters while walking just one. Despite the solid outing, Wiles took the losing decision and now sits at 7-7 on the season.
Connor Sadzeck and Cody Palmquist finished out the game for the RoughRiders. The relievers combined to throw two innings, giving up three hits and three runs.
Andy Ibanez was the sole offensive production for the RoughRiders. He broke up the no-hitter in the ninth, finishing the game at 1-4.
News and notes from RidersBaseball.com:
- Despite taking the loss, Collin Wiles struck out a career-high nine batters Wednesday.
- Jose Trevino snapped his eight-game hitting streak, going 0-3.
The Frisco RoughRiders are back home beginning Thursday night. The club will begin a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions, affiliate of the San Diego Padres. The RoughRiders are hosting four days of great promos for fans during the homestand. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Right-hander Pedro Payano (1-2, 4.46 ERA) takes the hill Thursday night for Frisco. He’ll face-off against lefty Eric Lauer (2-0, 3.44 ERA) of the Missions. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.
You can watch the action via MiLB.tv, or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.