AAA: Fresno defeated Oklahoma 4-3
Fresno: RHP Matt Kinney: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR--1 WP
Fresno: RHP Brian Wilson: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Oklahoma: RHP Robinson Tejada: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 B, 0 HR--1 WP
Among the four Grizzles who had two hits each, De La Rosa and Timpner each had a triple, their 1st and 2nd of the season, respectively. Both hitters finished the night with a .293 AVG.
A very solid start by Kinney lowered his ERA to 4.26. He was efficient with just 88 pitches (59 strikes) in seven innings. By contrast, Wilson needed 40 pitches (24 strikes) in his one inning of work to record his 9th save. He had his least effective outing in some time. The Rangers' Tejada, who has spent most of the last two season in the majors, made his second appearance of the year in the minors.
AA: Connecticut lost to Arkon 7-2
Connecticut: RHP Brooks McNiven: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Joe Bateman: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Kelvin Pichardo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Akron: LHP Chuck Lofgren: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
With a couple singles each, Velez and Webb raised their respective AVGs to .299 and .238. Reaching base three times, Holm raised his team-leading OBP to .391.
McNiven had his least effective start of the season, raising his ERA to 3.28. Bateman had perhaps his best appearance of the season, striking out 5 of the 11 batters he faced. Pichardo's ERA rose to 3.86 over seven appearances since his promotion. The Indians' Lofgren was recently rated by BA among the top 25 prospects in the minors leagues, although he has a surprisingly high WHIP given that distinction. He has 125 H and 58 BB over 122.2 IP this year.
A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 9-7
Witter connected for his 10th HR and raised his AVG to .276. Ishikawa had his 7th HR in 30 games with San Jose, and his 4th HR in his last seven games.
Oseguera had one of his shortest and least effective starts this season. His ERA slipped back above 3.00. Wilding had his first appearance with San Jose after being demoted back to the little Giants following twelve appearances with Connecticut.
A-: Augusta defeated Hagerstown 13-3
The GreenJackets' 18-hit attack was led by three hitters with three hits each. Burriss raised his team-leading AVG to .316. He now has 14 XBH (0 HR) among 85 H and 269 AB in the Sally League. Gutierrez had his first homers of the year among 216 AB. Graham lifted his season AVG to .273.
Snyder's ERA rose above 2.00, but he improved his W-L record to 13-3. He allowed 2 HR tonight, after allowing just 2 HR the previous two months. Whitaker's BB/IP rose above 0.50.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 11-7
(losing to the only other team in the 8-team NWL with a winning record, after winning four straight against them)
Salem-Keizer: RHP Ricky Bauer: 4.0+ IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
With three hits each, VanElderen and Schoop raised their respective AVGs to .316 and .290. Schoop now has 6 errors in 30 NWL games, while Van Elderen had an outfield assist as he threw out a runner at the plate.
Bauer allowed just an unearned run through four innings, but the Emeralds rallied for seven runs in a decisive 5th inning to take an 8-1 lead.
R: Giants lost to Ranger 12-5 (12 innings)
Scottsdale: SS Charlin Culberson: 2 for 5, BB, SO, SB
Scottsdale: 2B Nick Noonan: 0 for 6, SO
Scottsdale: 1B Andy D'alessio: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO, CS
Scottsdale: 3B Angel Villalona: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Scottsdale: RHP Lars Knepper: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
Surprise: RHP Michael Main: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
The two middle infielders drafted out of high school in the supplemental first round had lines atypical of their seasons so far. Culberson, who entered the night with a .214/.320/.310 line, reached base three times; Noonan, who entered the nights with a .322/.365/.483 line, had probably the worst game of his pro career. D'alessio connected for his league-leading 9th HR. With his second hat trick in a row, Villalona's SO/AB ratio rose to 23%.
Knepper improved his ERA to 2.19 after six pro starts. The Rangers' Main, the 24th overall pick in this year's draft, made his fourth pro start. He now has 4 H, 5 BB, 0 R and 13 K in 9.2 IP.
DSL: Giants defeated Devil Rays 7-2
Giants: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 4, SO, PO
Giants: 1B Hector Sanchez: 2 for 3, HR, HBP
Giants: LHP Mario Rodriguez: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Three singles raised the 17-year-old Adrianza's AVG to .227. The 17-year-old Sanchez connected for his 4th HR. The 7 H and 3 HR in his last five games have improved his season line to .276/.396/.513. The 18-year-old Rodriguez improved his ERA to 3.86.