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Tejeda hits walk-off homer for eighth-straight win

Frisco outlasts San Antonio with ninth-inning home run
June 26, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (June 25, 2021) – Anderson Tejeda hammered a walk-off home run in the ninth and the Frisco RoughRiders bested the San Antonio Missions 6-5 on Friday night from Riders Field. Tejeda led off the the ninth inning with a solo home run to right center field, giving the

FRISCO, Texas (June 25, 2021)Anderson Tejeda hammered a walk-off home run in the ninth and the Frisco RoughRiders bested the San Antonio Missions 6-5 on Friday night from Riders Field.

Tejeda led off the the ninth inning with a solo home run to right center field, giving the Riders (30-16) their eighth-straight win.

Stephen Villines (4-1) earned his fourth win out of the bullpen for Frisco, tossing 2.2 innings while striking out four batters.

Nick Kuzia (1-4) took the loss for the Missions (23-23), allowing the home run on the second pitch he threw.

To start off the scoring, Frisco broke a scoreless tie in the fourth as Steele Walker delivered a three-run home run, his seventh of the season, giving the Riders a 3-0 advantage.

Shortly after, San Antonio responded with two runs in the top half of the fifth inning on an RBI fielder's choice and an RBI single that trimmed Frisco’s lead to 3-2.

The Riders volleyed back in the fifth on a J.P. Martinez fielder's choice, scoring Jax Biggers, and an RBI single from Walker to make it 5-2.

A wild pitch and passed ball allowed a pair of runs to cross for San Antonio in the seventh, cutting the Riders lead to 5-4.

CJ Abrams then delivered a game-tying RBI double in the eighth inning, knotting the score at 5-5 before Tejeda's heroics.

The Riders and Missions are back in action for the fifth game of the six-game set Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Frisco turns to RHP Cole Winn (2-3, 2.56) against San Antonio's RHP Reggie Lawson (0-2, 9.00).

On Saturday night, it is Frontline Workers Night as well as Sky-Lit Saturday Presented by Lexus, so get your tickets at 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]