AAA: Fresno defeated Tucson 4-1
Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: 3B Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, CS
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Fresno: RP Travis Blackley: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 5 K--1 WP
Tucson: RP Alex Hinshaw: 2.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Kieschnick wrapped up the four-game series in Tucson hitting 9 for 16 with 1 HR and 3 doubles, plus a walk. Noonan was one of four other Grizzlies to reach base twice.
Kown, who had an ERA just below 4.50 in 25 starts for the Grizzlies last year, started the year strong by allowing just one run. Blackley, who started 28 games for Fresno five years ago, pitched four scoreless frames for the save, just his fourth save in the last eight years. Hinshaw, making his second appearance since leaving the Giants organization and joining the Padres, faced the minimum seven batter in 2.1 IP.
AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(following Friday's scheduled doubleheader and with their next offday being Monday April 23)
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 8-0
(after leading 5-0 following four innings)
San Jose: LF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
San Jose: 2B Bobby Haney: 4 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP, 1 E
Haney made the most of his first start of the year, hitting safely in each plate appearance. The rest of the lineup had just five hits, including two by Parker.
Schumer had an impressive Cal League debut. In 6.0 no-hit IP, only two hitters reached base, the first as a hit batter and another hitter reaching on an error.
A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 8-5
(rallying with five runs over the 7th and 8th innings)
Augusta: C Eric Sim: 1 for 1, 2B, 2 BB, HBP
Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 2, 3B, 2B, BB, HBP, SB
Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--2 HB, 1 WP, 1 BK
From the bottom two spots in the lineup, Sim and Payne each reached base in all four of their plate appearances. And all three of their hits were XBHs.
Making his full-season debut, Crick allowed nearly half his batters (8 of 18) to reach base but kept the damage to just one run.