From ORU Sports Info.
Tim McCaughan, Media Relations Assistant
FRISCO, TEXAS – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will host Oral Roberts and Texas Tech in a non-conference showdown at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m.
ORU is coming off an outstanding 2015 season, posting a 41-16 record, a dominating 25-5 record in the Summit Conference, and a trip to the NCAA Postseason for the 16th time in the last 18 seasons. RoughRiders hurler Chi Chi Gonzalez from the 2014 squad played collegiately at Oral Roberts before the Rangers made him the highest draft selection ever out of the school when they took him 23rd overall in the 2013 Draft. Current Rangers infield prospect Jose Trevino also played collegiately at Oral Roberts before Texas selected him in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB Draft; Trevino spent the 2015 season with the Rangers Class-A affiliate, the Hickory Crawdads.
The Red Raiders are just two years removed from a trip to the College World Series and have been picked to finish in the top half of the Big 12 this season. This is the second-straight year the Red Raiders have been projected to finish fifth or better in the league standings, as the Red Raiders were picked fourth in the 2015 preseason poll. In each of the last two seasons, the Red Raiders have finished higher than the preseason poll projected.
“We are thrilled and honored to host both Texas Tech and Oral Roberts next month,” said RoughRiders Executive Vice President and General Manager Jason Dambach. “We are confident that this is the beginning of a fruitful relationship with the Red Raiders, and we hope to host the Red Raiders and other top college programs in the state of Texas in the future.”
Tickets are all general admission for $8.00/person. Fans can park in the South Lot for $5.00. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and can be purchased at RidersBaseball.com or at the box office at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The RoughRiders will open their 2016 home schedule at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Thursday, April 14 and host 70 home dates through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Season ticket packages and group and hospitality offerings for the RoughRiders 2016 season can be reserved by calling (972) 731-9200 or emailing email@example.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public in March.