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Frisco RoughRiders: Walk-Off Victory Gives Riders Win Over Missions


July 24, 2017

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The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the San Antonio Missions Sunday night, 6-5. A walk-off sacrifice fly from Michael De Leon gave the RoughRiders the victory and gave them their third win of the four-game set against the first place Missions. Frisco now sits at 44-56 on the season.

Tyler Davis took the hill for the RoughRiders. He completed his outing after six innings, allowing six hits and four runs (three earned). Davis walked one and struck out three, giving up three home runs. He was given a no-decision after a blown save by the bullpen. Reed Garret was credited with the blown save, after allowing two hits and one run (unearned) in his one inning of work.

Infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa highlighted the offensive performance for the RoughRiders. He went 2-3, with a double, one RBI, two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Jose Trevino, an All-Star catcher for Frisco, finished 2-4, with a home run, and two RBIs. The game winner came from De Leon. With the bases loaded in the ninth, he hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Royce Bolinger and ending the game. The club left five men on base in total, hitting 4-10 with runners in scoring position.

Infielder Michael De Leon, courtesy of MiLB.com

News and notes from RidersBaseball.com:

  • The Riders collected their second walk-off win of the year, with the other coming July 1 vs. Tulsa.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has hits in 13 of his last 14 games, swinging .311 (19-61) in that span.
  • Riders starter Tyler Davis turned in his fourth quality start through his first five outings with the Riders. Since Davis joined the Riders on July 2, the other four starters in the rotation have combined for five quality starts.

The Frisco RoughRiders will begin a seven-day away stretch beginning Monday night, visiting both the Midland RockHounds and the San Antonio Missions.

Game one of a three-game set against the RockHounds, affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, is set to begin at 6:30 PM Monday night. The RoughRiders will start Texas Rangers righty A.J. Griffin, playing on a MLB rehab assignment. He’ll face Grant Holmes (6-10, 4.85 ERA) for Midland.

You can watch the action via MiLB.tv, or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.

Follow Blake Cole on Twitter (@blakeacole) for more on the Frisco RoughRiders, and other MiLB Texas League Double-A teams and players.



*Featured image courtesy of the Frisco RoughRiders.

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