FRISCO, TEXAS (MAY 9, 2013) - Frisco RoughRiders right-hander Randy Henry and catcher Tomas Telis were tabbed by the Texas Rangers for Minor League awards for the month of April on Thursday. Henry was named "Reliever of the Month," and Telis picked up "Defender of the Month" honors.
Henry, 22, didn't allow an earned in the month, surrendering just one unearned run in six relief appearances, spanning 18.1 innings of work. The Shattuck, Oklahoma native struck out 20 and walked just one Texas League batter and held opponents to a .200 average (13-for-65). To date, the right-hander has posted a 1-0 record with a 0.74 ERA in eight appearances. Henry has tossed multiple innings in all but his first appearance of the season and began the year with a 12.1 innings scoreless streak.
Telis, 21, started 14 of the 25 games for the RoughRiders in the month of April as the catcher. Telis threw out 55.6% (10 CS/18 ATT) of attempted basestealers during the month with a perfect fielding percentage (140 TC). He enters Thursday having gunned down 46.2% (12 CS/26 ATT) of would-be basestealers, which is the best mark in the Texas League and third among all Double-A backstops. The switch-hitting Venezuelan is batting .247 on the season with seven runs, six doubles and 11 RBI in 19 games.
Frisco begins a four-game series in Corpus Christi tonight and will return to Dr Pepper Ballpark on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. when they host Midland. For information on tickets to see the RoughRiders in 2013, please call (972) 731-9200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ridersbaseball.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the box office, which is open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. The box office is located on the first base side near the home plate entrance to Dr Pepper Ballpark.