Courtesy of the Roughriders, of course.
Frisco suffered its first loss of the 2010 season on Saturday night, as the Springfield Cardinals defeated the RoughRiders, 8-1, to avoid the sweep.
Springfield answered with a six-run fifth inning against reliever, Tanner Roark, highlighted by a string of two-out hits. An RBI single by right-fielder Jim Rapoport opened the flood gates and the Cardinals batted around in the inning. Mike Folli and Steven Hill were responsible for the majority of the damage with back-to-back doubles that plated runs. Roark gave up six runs, five of them earned, over 2.0 innings while taking the loss.
Right-hander Gary Daley started for Springfield and kept the ‘Riders hitters in check, giving up a run on four hits and a strikeout over five innings. He picked up his first victory of the season.
Rangers pitching prospect Alexi Ogando made his debut for Frisco, not allowing a hit over 2.2 innings and retiring the first eight batters he faced. The ‘Riders were unable to supply him with any run support, however, as the only offense for the team came on an RBI ground out by Joey Butler in the bottom of the first.