The Frisco RoughRiders have had to try and dig their way out of a few holes so far, but they haven’t often seen the opposition come back yet.
That unfortunately happened on Wednesday, as Frisco lost an early lead to lose 6-5 in 11 innings to San Antonio at Dr. Pepper Ballpark.
The game started with Engel Beltre getting hit by a pitch and taking third on a stolen base and passed ball, scoring on Jurickson Profar’s hit and leading to a three-run inning.
Cody Decker’s leadoff double in the second led to San Antonio’s first run, and then a two-run double by Nathan Freiman tied the game up.
The Riders immediately struck back, as Jared Prince drove in Ryan Strausborger in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 lead, But the Missions tied the game again in the fifth when Jedd Gyorko doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch from Jacob Brigham.
Ali Solis led off the ninth inning with a home run off Chad Bell, who had relieved Brigham in the eighth. Then, Mike Mikolas retired the first two in the bottom of the ninth before walking Mike Olt. Brad Hawpe then made them pay with a double that tied the game.
But ultimately in the 11th, Dean Anna got a hit through the infield, took second on a bunt and scored on Jeudy Valdez’s hit.
Frisco had a chance to score in the bottom of the inning when Beltre walked, but he was thrown out trying to steal second, allowing Erik Hamrin to close out the game and secure the win for Dustin Pease.
The RoughRiders still maintain a one game lead in the Texas League South as they finish up the series with San Antonio Thursday night.