The Frisco RoughRiders dominated the Springfield Cardinals on “Educational Day” at Hammons Field. The thousands of area students in attendance unfortunately saw the Cards fall to Frisco 9-2.
The RoughRiders got onto the board with a bang after a bunt single by Brendon Davis. Eliezer Alvarez hit a 430-foot home run to right center, giving Frisco the 2-0 advantage.
Frisco added another run in the fourth inning when Juremi Profar reached on a throwing error by Cardinals third baseman Alberto Triunfel, Andretty Cordero singled to left and two outs later Josh Altmann singled to left field. Profar scored easily, but a strong throw from Conner Capel in left gunned down Cordero at the plate for the final out of the inning. Frisco 3, Cards 0.
A big inning for Frisco in the top of the sixth. Tony Sanchez singled to center field and Michael DeLeon followed with a single to right. Josh Altmann then hit his first home run of the year to left center field to clear the bases and put the RoughRiders ahead 6-0.
Austin Warner came in to pitch for the Cardinals. Eliezer Alvarez reached on a fielder’s choice then advanced on a single by Charles Leblanc. Warner walked Preston Beck, loading the bases, so the Cardinals brought in Kodi Whitley to replace Warner.
Whitley then walked Juremi Profar to bring home Alvarez. 7-0 Frisco. Whitley then threw a wild pitch to allow Leblanc to score from third and give the RoughRiders the 8-0 advantage.
The Cards picked up a run in the sixth when Kramer Robertson was hit by a pitch, Evan Mendoza singled and Jose Godoy walked. After a pitching change, Frisco hurler Jake Lemoine walked Scott Hurst to bring home Robertson. 8-1 Frisco.
In the top of the eighth, Brendon Davis lead off the inning with a double to right field. After wild pitch moved him to third, Davis scored on a single to left by Preston Beck. RoughRiders were back up by 8 runs, 9-1.
In the bottom of the ninth, Conner Capel blasted a home run to center field to cut the lead to 9-2.
That was your final as Frisco picks up win number 16. Cardinals fall to 8-17 on the year.