The RoughRiders lost 14-11 in an extra innings (10) heartbreaker to the Amarillo Sod Poodles at Hodgetown. Had the RoughRiders won, they’d be in the post-season but the Sod Poodles played spoiler. Even though they lost, Josh Stowers made RoughRiders history in the top of the 6th inning. He became the first player in Frisco RoughRiders history to 20/20. He hit 20 home runs and stole 21 bases on the season. Considering they’ve been in Frisco since 2003, that’s impressive.
Josh Stowers came to the Texas Rangers organization as part of the Rougned Odor trade with the Yankees. He spent the entire season in Double-A Frisco and really became a huge part of their success, especially in the 1st half.
There was a slow start in the month of April. In 10 games he slashed a line of .069/.229/.172/.401 with 1 home run, 3 RBI 4 walks and 2 stolen bases.
Josh Stowers had a great June
Without question his strongest month this season was June, when he slashed a line of .268/.418/.648/1.065 while mashing 8 home runs, 21 RBI, 19 walks and 2 stolen bases.
July, August, September
July: .202/.236/.417/.653 with 5 home runs, 12 RBI, 3 walks, 6 stolen bases.
August: .233/.319/.467/.786 with 3 home runs, 9 RBI, 7 walks, 5 stolen bases.
September: .246/.299/.459/.758 with 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 5 walks, 6 stolen bases.
Congratulations to Josh Stowers on being the first player in RoughRiders history on making the 20/20 club. It is nit an easy feat as no one else has done it and it is well-deserved.
We also have to remember the RoughRiders did win the Double-A Central South Division with their record of 64-55. That is their 1st winning season since 2014 when they finished with an 80-59 record. Things are looking up. #LetsRide