Amarillo Sod Poodles journey to Frisco following break up sequence towards Corpus Christi Hooks

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles head to take on the Frisco RoughRiders after playing a split series at home against the Corpus Christi Hooks last week.

Though the record hovered around the .500 mark, the Sod Poodles’ offense has continued to climb.

Amarillo outfielder Dominic Canzone burned to the plate last week, going 8-for-17 with three runs home, two doubles, seven RBIs and five runs made. Canzone has hit a home run in six of his last eight games.

Fellow outfielder Jorge Barrosa is 17-33 (.515) since the All-Star break and is currently riding a 10-game hit streak.

Meanwhile, first baseman Leandro Cedeno continues to heat up at the plate and now has up to 21 home runs in the season while continuing to lead the team.

Amarillo owns a 47-49 aggregate record and is expected to face Texas Rangers partner Frisco for the second time this season.

Frisco (51-45) heads into the new week after a 4-2 road trip against the Springfield Cardinals.

Rangers’ top picks currently playing for Frisco are right-hander Jack Leiter (No. 1), second baseman Justin Foscue (No. 4), right-hander Owen White (No. 6) and utility Dustin Harris (No. 7).

Leiter was drafted by Texas from Vanderbilt in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2021 MLB Draft. He has a 3-8 record with a 5.80 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 15 starts this season.

Foscue has a .279 batting average with six home runs, 45 RBI and 32 carries this season. White has a 3-0 record and hit 23 strikeouts in four games at Double-A. Harris has 17 home runs, 66 RBI and 55 runs this season.

Frisco is second in the Texas League South Division while the Sod Poodles are fourth.

Amarillo is 21-24 on the road this season while the RoughRiders are 21-24 at home.

The results of the competitions can be found below www.amarillo.com/sports.

This week’s series

• Opponent: Frisco RoughRiders

• Schedule: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6:05 p.m. Sunday

• Where: Rider field, Frisco

• Records: Grass Poodle 47-49; RoughRiders 51-45

• Useful information: Frisco ranks fourth in the Texas League for team batting average (.265), while Amarillo tops the charts and leads the league (.278). The Sod Poodles are second in home runs (131) while the RoughRiders are sixth at center field (117). Frisco is sixth in runs scored (523) while the Soddies top the league leaderboard (599). The RoughRiders pitching staff is fourth in Team ERA (4.77), with the Sod Poodles trailing by a wide margin in last place (6.07).

SOD POODLE STAT LEADER

HIT

Average: Dominic Canzone .400; Roby Enriquez .333; John Rye .314

OBP: Dominic Canzone .476; Tristin English .397; Roby Enriquez .387

• Doubles: Eduardo Diaz 21; Jorge Barrosa 19; Leandro Cedeno 14

• Threesome: Eduardo Diaz 2; Blaze Alexander, Jorge Barrosa, Juan Centeno, Roby Enriquez, Ti’Quan Forbes, Elvis Peralta, Andy Yerzy 1

• Personnel: Leandro Cedeno 21; Juan Centeno, Drew Stankiewicz 11; Blaze Alexander, Eduardo Diaz 10

• RBI: Leandro Cedeno 68; Eduardo Diaz 59; Drew Stankiewicz 48

• Runs: Jorge Barrosa 59; Leandro Cedeno 56; Eduardo Diaz 53

PLACE

• ERA: Mack Lemieux 2.92; Blake Rogers 3.52; Jeff Bain4.01

• Innings Lined Up: Brandon Pfaadt 105 1/3; Slade Cecconi 87 2/3; Danny Olivero 72

• Wins: Jeff Bain 7; Brandon Patht 6; Slade Cecconi 5

• Saves: Blake Rogers8; Jeff Bain, Blake Workman2

• Crossed out: Brandon Patht 144; Slade Cecconi 82; Bryce Jarvis79

• Walks: Bryce Jarvis 39; Denny Olivero, Blake Walston, 27; Slade Cecconi 22

Sod Poodle’s roster is moving

July 24: OF Dominic Canzone is rehired by Triple-A Reno IL and transferred to Amarillo

July 24: RHP Ross Carver is transferred to Amarillo from High-A Hillsboro

July 24: LHP Andrew Saalfrank transfers to Amarillo from High-A Hillsboro

July 24: INF Jose Curpa transfers to the Arizona Complex League Black

July 24: LHP Liu Fuenmayor put on development list

July 24: Release of LHP Yorvin Pantoja

Look back

TUESDAY 26 JULY

SOD POODLE 5, HOOK 4

top performer

grass poodle: Dominic Canzone 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI; Leandro Cedeno 1-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI; Deyni Olivero 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2SO

Hook: CJ Stubbs 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Alex McKenna 1-4, 2 RBI; Julio Robaina 3 IP, 2 H, 3 SUN

Highlights: Amarillo led 4-2 through three innings and the Sod Poodles hit a total of three home runs in a game in which they were beaten by Corpus Christi (9-8).

WEDNESDAY 27 JULY

HOOK 7, SODDOWLE 2 (F/10)

top performer

grass poodle: John Rye 3-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI; team four 2-4; Bryce Jarvis 52/3 IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 10SO

Hook: Cesar Salazar 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Joe Perez 2-4, 2 RBI; Derek West 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO

Highlights: The Hooks scored five runs at the top of 10th when catcher Cesar Salazar hit a three-run homer followed by a two-run blast from designated hitter Edwin Díaz.

THURSDAY 28 JULY

SOD POODLE 15, HOOK 2

top performer

grass poodle: Ti’Quan Forbes 3-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 6 RBI; Dominic Canzone 3-6, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Kenny Hernandez 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO

Hook: CJ Stubbs 2-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Jordan Brewer 1-4, 1 RBI; Bryan Arias 1IP, 1H, 1SO

Highlights: Amarillo second baseman Ti’Quan Forbes hit two doubles and a home run to pick up six runs in a game in which the Sod Poodles hit two or more runs in six innings.

FRIDAY 29 JULY

SOD POODLE 8, HOOK 1 (F/5)

grass poodle: Roby Enriquez 2-2, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Drew Stankiewicz 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI; Blake Walston 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 10 SO

Hook: Alex McKenna 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Jaime Melendez 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Highlights: Amarillo hit three home runs and starting pitcher Blake Walston limited the hooks to one hit in a game limited to five innings due to rain.

SATURDAY 30 JULY

HOOK 7, SOODPUDEL 5

top performer

grass poodle: Eduardo Diaz 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI; John Rye 3-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Brandon Pfaadt 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Hook: Justin Dirden 4-4, 1 HR, 3 R, 1 RBI; Jordan Brewer 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI; Jose Bravo 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Highlights: The two teams combined for 24 goals and Corpus Christi ended Amarillo’s two-game winning streak.

SUNDAY 31 JULY

HOOK 13, SOD POODLE 4

top performer

grass poodle: Dominic Canzone 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI; Jorge Barrosa 2-4, 1R; Josh Green 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO

Hook: Wilyer Abreu 2-3, 2 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI; Justin Dirden 3-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Misael Tamarez 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 SO

Highlights: Corpus Christi hit five runs in the fourth inning and beat Amarillo 5-0 starting in the fifth inning to end the streak with back-to-back wins.