Riders too ‘Rough’ for Missions

The Missions’ tough times with Frisco are still growing after the RoughRiders zipped to an 11-4 win before a crowd of 4,391 at Wolff Stadium Thursday night.

Frisco, leaders of the Texas League South Division, have won all seven meetings against the Missions this year to extend their victory streak to 10 in a row. Thursday’s contest was a typical meeting as the ‘Riders touched Bryce Morrow for a 4-0 lead in the fifth, before breaking the game open with five in the sixth off reliever Rafael De Paula. The big blow in that frame was a two-run triple by Ryan Cordell.

While Frisco built a 9-0 cushion, the Missions were silent as starter Frank Lopez allowed three hits through the first five innings.

San Antonio showed signs of life in the sixth with a four-run rally.

Gabriel Quintana began the inning with a double and Chase Jensen walked, before Ryan Miller drilled a three-run home run over the left field fence. Auston Bousfield walked and Jose Rondon singled, ending Lopez’s night. Joe Ledero took over the pitching and was greeted with Yeison Ascencio’s RBI single.

However, he came back to strike out the next three batters to halt the threat.

Frisco added solo blasts from Ronald Guzman and Preston Beck in the final two innings.

The Missions look to change their luck against Frisco during the final game of the four-game series Friday.

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