Frisco wins 6-4 to spoil the San Antonio Missions’ home opener

Trailing by two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, the San Antonio Missions had their hottest batter at the plate with runners at first and second base.

A well-placed extra-base hit could tie the game.

Frisco RoughRiders reliever Chase Lee had other ideas.

Lee struck out Esteury Ruiz looking to leave the runners stranded, securing for the RoughRiders a 6-4 victory in the Missions’ home opener Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.

A crowd of 5,823 watched as the Missions took a 4-3 lead on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly by Brandon Dixon.

Undeterred, the RoughRiders rallied with two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to win the first game of a six-game series with the Missions.


Frisco 3-1
San Antonio 2-2

Coming up

Wednesday — Frisco at San Antonio, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday — Frisco at San Antonio, 7:05 p.m.
Friday — Frisco at San Antonio, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday — Frisco at San Antonio (DH), 5:05 p.m.


Esteury Ruiz, who hit .249 for the Missions last year, has started fast in his second straight year at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic is batting .471 with two doubles, a triple and a home run in his first four games.