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Pitching strong in game two win over Northwest Arkansas

Arms hold Naturals to two runs on six hits in victory
August 12, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (August 12, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders used stellar pitching to down the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3-2 on Thursday from Arvest Ballpark. Tai Tiedemann (1-0) took home his first RoughRiders (52-34) win, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings and Cole Winn fired four innings, allowing just one run while striking

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (August 12, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders used stellar pitching to down the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3-2 on Thursday from Arvest Ballpark.

Tai Tiedemann (1-0) took home his first RoughRiders (52-34) win, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings and Cole Winn fired four innings, allowing just one run while striking out six in his start. Tyler Thomas also added 1.1 runless frames.

The Naturals (44-42) found the scoreboard first in the fourth inning when Blake Perkins singled in Brewer Hicklen to make it 1-0.

The RoughRiders came back in the fifth, tying the game on a Jax Biggers sacrifice fly before Josh Smith drove in the go-ahead run with his first Double-A hit, an RBI single, putting the Riders up 2-1.

In the eighth, Blaine Crim added onto the Frisco advantage with an RBI single, driving the Riders lead to 3-1.

Hicklen then smashed a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth, but Chase Lee turned away the Naturals for his first RoughRiders save.

Foster Griffin (0-2) was handed the loss for Northwest Arkansas in his start, going 4.1 innings.

The Riders and Naturals continue the series on Friday, August 13th at 7:05 p.m. Frisco turns to RHP Zak Kent (0-0, -.--) for his Double-A debut.

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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 in each of the last 15 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 160 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]