Frisco Opens Series With Win Over Cardinals

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

The Frisco RoughRiders (28-28, 61-64) opened the three-game set with a 5-0 win against the Springfield Cardinals (26-31, 56-71) on Tuesday night.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Tyler Phillips (6-9)
L: RHP Tommy Parsons (4-5)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-Frisco opened the 1-0 lead in the second with a two-out RBI single from RF Brendon Davis, making it 1-0.

-Davis added to the lead with an RBI double in the fifth, which was followed later in the frame by a two-out, two-run home run by CF Leody Taveras to open the RoughRiders lead to 4-0.

-The ‘Riders dealt the final blow with an RBI single from 1B Charles Leblanc in the 6th, accounting for the eventual final of 5-0.

NOTABLES:
-RF Johan Mieses went 2×3 with a double and has hit safely in five of his last six games.

-SS Rayder Ascanio went 1×2 with a single and a hit-by-pitch and has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.

-The RoughRiders induced three inning-ending double plays to avoid Cardinals threats in the second, third and sixth innings.

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