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Amarillo drops Riders despite strong outing from Winn

Cole Winn goes 5.1 shutout innings in defeat
August 6, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (August 6, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell 4-2 on Friday night to the Amarillo Sod Poodles from Riders Field. The Riders (49-33) jumped on the board first in the first inning when Bubba Thompson came into score on a throwing error from the catcher Dominic Miroglio, putting

FRISCO, Texas (August 6, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell 4-2 on Friday night to the Amarillo Sod Poodles from Riders Field.

The Riders (49-33) jumped on the board first in the first inning when Bubba Thompson came into score on a throwing error from the catcher Dominic Miroglio, putting Frisco ahead 1-0.

In the sixth, the Sod Poodles (35-46) punched back against Tyler Thomas (1-1) to take the lead on an Alek Thomas two-run home run and a Ryder Jones sacrifice fly, making it 3-1 Amarillo.

Blaine Crim then hammered a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to pull the Riders within a run. It was his second homer in a Riders uniform.

The Sod Poodles added on in the ninth with a Luis Basabe single to increase their advantage to 4-2.

Ryne Nelson (1-1) earned the win for Amarillo, going six innings, while Blake Rogers earned his third save on the year.

In a no-decision, Cole Winn hurled 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out eight and walking one.

The Riders and Sod Poodles meet for game five of the series on Saturday, August 6th at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday is State Fair Night and Sky-Lit Saturday presented by Lexus. For tickets and information on RoughRiders baseball, visit RidersBaseball.com or call 972.334.1993.

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]