Frisco opened a 4 game series at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark against the first place Midland RockHounds the week of May 18-21.
Stars at Night - Frisco first baseman Justin Smoak #12
Frisco Starting pitcher Michael Ballard
The first game which was an evening start gave for some great lighting as the sun set in the West. I was able to get some great shots of the players with a dark background and the sun highlighting them from one side, although playing ball for many years I know the players didn’t appreciate that sun in their face.
Midland RockHounds starting pitcher
Frisco first baseman Justin Smoak #12 fights the sunlight as it sets in the West.
Frisco second baseman Guilder Rodriguez takes a throw for the out
Frisco catcher Manny Pina #9 in action
Frisco first baseman Justin Smoak #12 hits a shot off the top of the outfield wall
Day Game – May 19, 2009
There’s nothing like being at the ballpark for a day game. I don’t care if you’re 4, 14, or 40 a day of baseball is better than a day in class or at the office. The only thing that makes it better is the weather, especially if it’s in the 70′s and the sky is blue. A hot dog, a cold one, and some sunblock and you have yourself a day of fun waiting to be had. Frisco would again not give up as they would take a 5-2 deficit and turn it around in the bottom of the 8th inning with a 3 run shot from slugger Justin Smoak to tie the game and take it into extra innings.
Midland would add another run in the top of the 10th but Frisco would again let the bats do their talking as Smoak once again reached first base on a shot up the middle. The Riders scored on a bad throw to third base which capped off a back to back 10 inning 7-6 game.
Starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso #10 went 6 innings and struck out 6 batters
Slugger Justin Smoak #12 signs for the fans
Chin Music - Midland RockHounds catcher is brushed back from the plate with an inside pitch.
Frisco second baseman Guilder Rodriguez makes a diving attempt at a shot in the gap
Slugger Justin Smoak with a home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game
As I was shooting from a high vantage point I was able to capture third baseman Adam Fox as dives for a ball hit passed him. I liked this shot because this angle makes him look as he's about to dive right into the runner.
Emerson Frostad celebrates as he crosses the plate as he scores the winning run.
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