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September 20, 2022 – Texas League (TL)San Antonio Missions News Release

SAN ANTONIO – Tuesday night was game one of the Texas League South Division Series between the San Antonio Missions and the Frisco RoughRiders. The Missions offense got off to a hot start and took a 3-0 lead through the first four innings of play. Frisco tied the game by scoring three runs in the fifth inning. The RoughRiders completed the comeback by scoring four runs in the eighth inning. San Antonio falls to Frisco 7-3 and trail 0-1 in the series.

Jack Leiter, the #2 Texas Rangers prospect, was the starting pitcher for the RoughRiders. A lack of command allowed the Missions to plate a run in the top of the first inning. Leiter issued a leadoff walk to Connor Hollis before retiring the next two batters. Hollis stole second base and Yorman Rodriguez drew a walk. Webster Rivas capitalized on the opportunity and drove in Hollis with a single to right field. San Antonio took a 1-0 lead.

Thomas Eshelman was the starting pitcher for the Missions. After a harmless first inning, he pitched out a jam in the second. With two outs in the frame, Luisangel Acuna hit a single and Kellen Strahm drew a walk. Eshelman recorded a ground out to end the inning and leave the runners stranded.

San Antonio had a chance to improve their lead in the third inning. Leyba drew a walk with two outs to extend the inning. Rodriguez singled and Leyba advanced to third base. Leiter left both runners stranded after striking out Rivas.

The Missions improved their lead in the fourth inning by adding two runs on just one hit. The right-hander issued walks to Juan Fernandez, Joshua Mears and Ripken Reyes. He was pulled from the game and Seth Nordlin entered with a one-out, bases loaded scenario. Texas League Batting Champ, Hollis, drove in Fernandez and Mears with a single to center field. The Missions had a 3-0 advantage.

The RoughRiders fought back and evened up the score in the fifth inning with three runs on five hits. Acuna began the inning with a double. He scored on a double from Strahm. r Chavez singled and Strahm advanced to third base. Scott Kapers drove in Strahm with a base hit to left field. Jonathan Ornelas grounded into a double play and Chavez advanced to third base. Evan Carter tied the game with a single to left field.

The Missions had a chance to regain the lead in the sixth inning. Ripken Reyes drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a single from Tirso Ornelas. Grant Wolfram entered the…

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