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Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Keury Mella and Nicholas Gonzalez combined for a shutout in the AZL championship game.  Also notable, Ryan Lollis homered and doubled, and Jack Snodgrass allowed 2 R in 8.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 4-2

Fresno: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 5
Fresno: 1B-3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, 2B
Fresno: 2B Ydwin Villegas: 2 for 3, E

Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR

On the final Sunday of the season, Adrianza, Dominguez and Villegas each had two hits.  With one game remaining, their (PCL) averages are .312, .297 and .274.

Fitzgerald ended his season with two quality starts but still had a 0-5 W-L record over his last six starts.

AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 7-3

Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
Richmond: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 1 for 4, HR

Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Lollis led off the game with his 1st HR, and Duvall and Villalona later added their 17th and 22nd HRs this year.

After starting the year strong but scuffling a bit the last two months, Snodgrass finished the season on a high note, matching his longest start of the year with 8.0 IP.  After a 4.62 ERA last year in the Cal League, he shaved nearly a run off his ERA with a 3.70 ERA this year.

A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 6-2

San Jose: 2B Trevor Brown: 2 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: 1B Elliott Blair: 1 for 3, HR

San Jose: SP Adalberto Mejia: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K--2 HR

Brown doubled twice, but his OPS remains barely above .600 in his first pro season.  Blair hit his 3rd HR.

Mejia allowed a couple solo HRs to his first two batters in the 7th inning but otherwise faced just three other batters over the minimum in 7.0 IP.  He struck out more than one third (9 of 26) his batters.  With 2 R or less in six of his last seven starts, he finished the year with a 3.33 ERA in seventeen starts.  His component stats were 80 H, 25 BB and 91 K in 92.0 IP.

A-: Augusta leading Asheville 2-1 when suspended in the bottom of the 2nd inning
(The game is scheduled to be resumed tomorrow.)

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 15-1

Salem-Keizer: DH Jeremy Sy: 4 for 5, 3B, 2 2B
Salem-Keizer: 1B Blake Miller: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Salem-Keizer: 3B Ryan Tuntland: 2 for 4, HR, HBP, SO, GiDP, E
Salem-Keizer: CF Tyler Hollick: 2 for 4, HR, HBP, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Daniel Slania: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Hollick, Miller and Tuntland each went deep for their 3rd HR.  Sy had 3 XBH with his 1st triple and his 11th and 12th doubles, plus a single.  He enters the final game of the season with an OPS above .900 after 170 AB.

Leenhouts faced just two batters over the minimum in 5.0 scoreless IP.  He finished his second pro season with a 2.39 ERA in fifteen starts.  Slania had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning.

R: Giants defeated Dodgers 4-0
(winning the AZL championship game)

Scottsdale: CF Cristian Paulino: 2 for 4, 2B, SH, SO
Scottsdale: SS Christian Arroyo: 2 for 4, 2B, E
Scottsdale: 3B Ryder Jones: 2 for 4, SO

Scottsdale: SP Keury Mella: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Scottsdale: RP Nicholas Gonzalez: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K

Arroyo and Jones, the Giants first two draftees this year, as well as Paulino, each hit safely twice in the championship game.  Arroyo was named the league MVP after his nearly .900 OPS in 184 AB.

Despite allowing over a third (8 of 22) of his batters to reach base, Mella managed to hold the opposition scoreless in 5.0 IP.  Gonzalez, who had a 1.04 ERA in seven relief appearances during the regular season, finished the shutout with 4.0 scoreless IP.

DSL: The Gigantes were eliminated from their playoffs nearly a week ago

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