Riders sweep Missions, on to Texas League title series
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (September 22, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders defeated the San Antonio Missions 5-2 on Thursday night at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium to take the South Division Series, 2-0. With Frisco’s Thursday win, the RoughRiders are headed to the Texas League Championship Series for the first time since
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (September 22, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders defeated the San Antonio Missions 5-2 on Thursday night at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium to take the South Division Series, 2-0. With Frisco’s Thursday win, the RoughRiders are headed to the Texas League Championship Series for the first time since 2012.
Frisco starter Cody Bradford tossed six scoreless innings behind nine strikeouts and no walks to pick up the win. Relievers Owen White, Avery Weems and Nick Starr contributed the final three innings to complete the victory.
Right fielder Aaron Zavala knocked his second postseason home run on a two-run shot in the first, while catcher David Garcia homered in his first plate appearance of the postseason in the top of the third.
The RoughRiders broke the scoreboard in the top of the first on Zavala’s home run, his second of the postseason and second in as many games to give Frisco a 2-0 lead.
Frisco stretched their early advantage with Garcia’s leadoff home run in the third to make it a 3-0 game. With the bases loaded, Trevor Hauver walked to give the Riders a 4-0 lead.
The final Riders run scored in the top of the eighth on a Hauver single and an error from Missions right fielder Ethan Skender, allowing Kellen Strahm to score from second and give the Riders a 5-0 lead.
San Antonio cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the ninth with one out on a two-run home run from Yorman Rodriguez. The Missions’ ninth-inning runs were the team’s first since the top of the fourth in game one on Tuesday.
With the win, the RoughRiders will host game one of the Texas League Championship Series on Sunday, September 25th at 5:05 p.m. CDT at Riders Field, and tickets are available now. 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].