Ornelas wins Co-Defender of the Month for August
FRISCO, Texas (September 19, 2022) – On Frisco RoughRiders infielder Jonathan Ornelas took home Co-Defender of the Month honors in the Texas Rangers farm system for August. Ornelas played shortstop (11 games), third base (10 games) and centerfield (two games) in August, totaling a .966 fielding percentage while converting 86
FRISCO, Texas (September 19, 2022) – On Frisco RoughRiders infielder Jonathan Ornelas took home Co-Defender of the Month honors in the Texas Rangers farm system for August.
Ornelas played shortstop (11 games), third base (10 games) and centerfield (two games) in August, totaling a .966 fielding percentage while converting 86 of 89 total chances. He shared the honor with outfielder Marcus Smith (Down East).
This is Ornelas' second Defender of the Month award from the Rangers as he took home the award in June.
The other awards are as follows:
Josh Jung, Round Rock Express, Player of the Month
Emiliano Teodo, Down East Wood Ducks, Pitcher of the Month
Chase Lee, Round Rock Express, Relief Pitcher of the Month
Jonathan Ornelas and Marcus Smith, Frisco RoughRiders and Down East Wood Ducks, Defender of the Month
The RoughRiders returned home on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:35 p.m. to take on the San Antonio Missions in the first game of the Division Championship Series. Neither team has announced a starter for the game.
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About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance for 15 consecutive seasons (2005-2019). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 170 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].