Offense falls flat in loss to Northwest Arkansas
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 15, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6-3 on Thursday night from Arvest Ballpark. Though the Riders lost, a Midland loss as well dropped their magic number to just one to clinch a second-half South Division Championship. Box score Northwest Arkansas (26-40,
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 15, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6-3 on Thursday night from Arvest Ballpark. Though the Riders lost, a Midland loss as well dropped their magic number to just one to clinch a second-half South Division Championship.
Northwest Arkansas (26-40, 57-77) drew first blood in the bottom of the third inning against Frisco (36-29, 72-62) starter Seth Nordlin when Luca Tresh cranked a three-run home run to put the Naturals on the board.
That score held until the Riders tied the game in the top of the sixth with three runs of their own. Evan Carter began the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left, bringing Luisangel Acuna in to cut the score to 3-1. Thomas Saggese then made it a one-run game with an RBI single before a run came in on a double play to tie the game at 3-3.
The Naturals immediately countered in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead right back when Seuly Matias ripped an RBI single and Diego Hernandez added on with a two-run single to push the lead to 6-3.
Frisco was held to just five hits on the night, two from Carter for the only multi-hit night.
Marc Church (1-3) took the loss for the Riders, allowing three runs over 0.1 innings. Christian Chamberlain (3-0) brought home the win for the Naturals over his two innings while Emilio Marquez earned the save.
The RoughRiders and Naturals meet for game four of the series on Friday, September 16th at 7:05 p.m. RHP Mason Englert (1-1, 3.38) starts for the Riders against RHP Alec Marsh (1-14, 7.10) for Northwest Arkansas.
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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].