Let's just start off by saying that if you missed any of the action at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco this weekend, you missed out. From seeing players get their championship rings, to game tying grand slams in the bottom of the ninth inning, there was something for everyone who attended the games. Let's dive a bit more into how this weekend went with the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders.
Frisco RoughRiders walk it off in the tenth inning against Missions Friday night
The action got started on Friday night as the Frisco RoughRiders got their championship rings for their 2022 Texas League Championship. If you remember, they swept the Wichita Wind Surge 2-0 to win the title. Former RoughRiders Manager Jared Goedert was there to receive his ring, along with other players who were a part of the team as well.
The RoughRiders got out to an early lead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Unfortunately for them, the Missions responded a couple of innings later by scoring six runs in the top of the fourth. They also added an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning as well. With the score 7 to 2, the RoughRiders would need a miracle to win this game.
The RoughRiders would begin the bottom of the ninth inning by loading the bases. Aaron Zavala would get hit by a pitch, scoring one run. Thomas Saggese would step up to the plate not knowing what was about to unfold. A couple of pitches into his at-bat, he would send one over the left field wall to tie the game. The RoughRiders were able to retire the Missions in the top of the tenth inning. Luisangel Acuna was able to end the game on a long single, giving the Riders an 8 to 7 win.
Quesos De Frisco lose to Flying Chanclas de San Antonio 6-4
Quesos De Frisco would have some momentum going into Saturday's game against the Flying Chanclas De San Antonio, after the walk-off win the previous night. They would also have tons of fans in attendance as they celebrated Mexican Heritage Night at the ballpark. Quesos De Frisco would get on the board first with Luisangel Acuna scoring on an error by the Flying Chanclas. Then things would get really bad for Frisco.
Quesos De Frisco starting pitcher Tekoah Roby would exit the game in the second inning due to an injury. He was doing well up to that point with his accuracy and speed on his pitches. The one thing I noticed when I was at the game, is when the trainer came out, he was having a hard time moving his shoulder on his throwing arm. The Flying Chanclas would take advantage of the early exit and would score three runs in both the second and fifth innings. They would go on to win 6-4 in what was a very tight game.
Chris Seise and RoughRiders beat Missions 8 to 7
After the close loss Saturday night, the RoughRiders would honor the past as they wore their 20th-anniversary jerseys on Sunday night. With the RoughRiders not producing much offense, someone was going to have to step up to the plate and deliver. Chris Seise would answer that call as his bat would help the RoughRiders win 8 to 7 against the Missions.
Both teams would start off the game by scoring two runs each in the first inning. San Antonio would then score three runs in the second inning and would add another in the third inning. The RoughRiders needed to respond to get back in the game and they would do that in the fourth inning by adding five runs and adding another one in the fifth. The RoughRiders would hold on to win the game 8 to 7.
Frisco RoughRiders Conclusion
If you are in the Metroplex this summer and want to watch the future of the Texas Rangers play baseball, Check out the Frisco RoughRiders at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Even though most of the championship team from last season has moved on to the Round Rock Express or other MLB teams, the guys still compete at a high level.