Record-Breaking Crowd at RoughRiders Game on July 4th

Heath C.
Heath C. 2 Min Read

RoughRiders fans always seem to show up in a big way on July 4th. Yesterday was no different as 12,051 fans braved the 97-degree game-time temperature to see the RoughRiders secure a nail-biting 7-6 victory as the Travelers tried to rally.

Second Largest Crowd in RoughRiders Franchise History

The turnout marks the second largest crowd in RoughRiders history and sets a new record for July 4th attendance. The previous record for July 4th was set just last year, with 12,045 fans in attendance.

The largest crowd in RoughRiders franchise history was recorded on July 20, 2018, during Dude Perfect night, when 12,067 fans filled the stadium.

Explosive First Inning for RoughRiders

The RoughRiders kicked off the game with an explosive bottom of the first inning, scoring six runs.

Key moments included:

  • Josh Hatcher’s RBI triple.
  • Aaron Zavala’s two-run single.
  • Maximo Acosta’s RBI double.
  • Cooper Johnson’s two-run single.

Additional Scoring by RoughRiders

Frisco added another run in the fourth inning when Hatcher bunted home a run, securing what would ultimately be the winning run. Skylar Hales (3-0) earned the win for the RoughRiders as they evened the series at 2-2.

Skyar Hales (3-0, 0.00) earned the win for the RoughRiders as he pitched 1.2 scoreless innings only giving up one hit and striking out one.

Travelers’ Comeback Attempt

The Arkansas Travelers managed to score throughout the game, with a run in the top of the third, three runs in the top of the fifth, a run in the eighth, and an additional run in the ninth. Despite their efforts, the RoughRiders held on for the 7-6 victory.

The series continues tonight with Winston Santos (16.88) taking the mound for the RoughRiders in his second Double-A start. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM CT.

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