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Frisco falls in extras, 7-3

Leiter strikes out five, Crim homers
May 26, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (May 26, 2022) – In their first extra-inning game of the season, the Frisco RoughRiders fell to the San Antonio Missions Thursday night, 7-3, in ten innings. Blaine Crim homered to give Frisco a 3-2 lead, but the Missions answered with the tying run in the seventh to

FRISCO, Texas (May 26, 2022) – In their first extra-inning game of the season, the Frisco RoughRiders fell to the San Antonio Missions Thursday night, 7-3, in ten innings. Blaine Crim homered to give Frisco a 3-2 lead, but the Missions answered with the tying run in the seventh to force an extra frame.

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Crim’s home run was his tenth of the season to lead all Riders (23-19) batters this season. It’s the second-consecutive game with a home run for Crim and his eighth of the month after going deep in game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Both teams were held scoreless in the eighth and ninth before San Antonio (22-20) plated four in the top of the tenth inning, a deficit too tall for Frisco to answer. Missions reliever Angel Felipe (3-0) held the Riders hitless in his two innings, striking out four of his six outs recorded.

In his eighth start of the year, Riders starter Jack Leiter gave up two runs in his first inning but held San Antonio hitless in his final four frames. Leiter exited with five strikeouts and one walk, despite the Riders trailing 2-0.

The RoughRiders’ first run came in the bottom of the fifth on a Trey Hair sacrifice fly to score David Garcia, who began the effort with a one-out double, cutting the Missions’ lead to 2-1. Crim homered in the following inning to give the Riders their only lead into the seventh, 3-2.

Riders reliever Seth Nordlin relieved Leiter for the following four outs, giving up the tying run on four hits in the sixth and into the seventh inning. Frisco turned to reliever Fer Ozuna with two on and one out, needing one pitch to force San Antonio to roll over a double play and end the scoring threat.

Chase Lee (1-1) gave up his first earned runs of the season Thursday night, as he was tasked with staving the Missions away in the 10th. Lee produced the first two outs before the next four Missions batters reached, forcing Lee out of the tenth inning. Kevin Gowdy delivered the final out with a punch out.

With the Thursday night win, San Antonio leads the series, two games to one, leading into the weekend. While the Missions’ Friday starter is yet to be determined, LHP Cole Ragans (4-1, 2.83 ERA) takes the mound for Frisco on Saturday, winners of three of their last five.

Friday night promises postgame fireworks on another Fireworks Friday, and Los Quesos Frisco take Riders Field for the second time this season. 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].