It doesn’t matter how you get there as long as you get there.
The Frisco RoughRiders’ up-and-down season culminated in the club’s sixth trip to the postseason, despite Frisco losing to Corpus Christi 7-1 at Whataburger Field.
Midland’s 8-2 loss to San Antonio secured the Texas League South’s second-half playoff spot to Frisco. The RoughRiders will face the Missions in the opening round starting September 7 in San Antonio.
The Riders lost to the Hooks in another game where they had to use multiple pitchers throwing few innings.
Adelberto Flores stared the game and worked less than three innings, taking the loss primarily due to Corpus’ four-run third inning.
With the game tied 1-1, Flores walked Jon Villar with one out, then Adam Bailey’s two-out hit and Jon Greene’s error in right field allowed VIllar to score. That opened the floodgates, as Kody Hinze drove in Bailes, Emerson Frostad walked and T.J. Steele doubled home Hinze and Frostad.
Frisco had just tied the game in the top of the third, as Davis Stoneburner led off with a hit and Renny Osuna drove him home. But Tommy Mendonca stranded the go-ahead run at third base.
The Hooks had a 1-0 lead from Brandon Barnes’ first-inning home run.
Corpus also scored in the fourth, with Barnes driving in David Flores, and again in the sixth when Jacob Brigham’s wild pitch brought home Brandon Wikoff.
Jarred Cosart got his first win of the year for Corpus, holding Frisco to four hits in five innings. Jonnathan Aristil allowed only one hit in the last four.
Regardless, the RoughRiders still had cause to celebrate afterward.