September 3, 2017 - Texas League (TL) - Frisco RoughRiders
FRISCO, Texas (September 2, 2017) - Eric Aguilera hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11^th inning, capping a 2-1 win for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, over the Midland RockHounds Saturday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
BIG MOMENTS * Eric Aguilera hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11^th, ending the marathon affair against Midland. * Frisco first run came on a first-inning RBI single from Luke Tendler. * Midland's Sean Murphy lead off the top of the fifth with a solo home run, tying the game 1-1. * Riders relievers Ryne Slack and Reed Garrett combined to allow two hits in five scoreless innings of relief, keeping the RockHounds from taking the lead.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS * Eric Aguilera: 1-4, walk-off single * Scott Heineman: 2-4, two doubles, walk, two runs * Ryne Slack: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
NEWS AND NOTES * Eric Aguilera delivered his second walk-off hit this season, with the other coming on a home run July 1 vs. Tulsa. * The RoughRiders played their Texas League-leading 16^th extra-innings contest, and now hold a 6-10 record in bonus frames. * Ariel Jurado turned in his third-consecutive quality start to round of the season, allowing one run in six innings.
WHAT'S NEXT Riders vs. Midland, Sunday, 7:05 p.m. Probables: RHP Tyler Davis (4-2, 2.45 ERA) vs. RHP Grant Holmes (10-12, 4.75 ERA) Tickets: Click here (http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp'sidt540#game505861) Video: MiLB.tv Audio:, TuneIn Radio App (http://tunein.com/station/?StationId198325), MiLB First Pitch App (http://www.milb.com/milb/mobile/)
About the Frisco RoughRiders The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com (mailto:RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com) .
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Aguilera's Walk-Off Single Lifts Riders to 2-1 Win in 11 Innings