Aaron Blair had a nice outing for Mobile though he was robbed of the win when Jimmie Sherfy blew the save.
3 Stars: Blayne Weller, Visalia 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 ER
2 Stars: Aaron Blair, Mobile 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 ER
1 Star: Ethan Elias, Kane County 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 ER, W (2-0)
0 Stars: Justin Marks, Reno 4 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 K, 7 ER, L (0-2)
AAA: Reno 2 Fresno 9. The Aces got pounded again by Fresno, at least this time they didn't get shut out. Justin Marks got knocked around pretty good for 7 runs and the offense managed just 2 runs on a meaningless Danny Worth home run.
AA: Mobile 5 Mississippi 4. Aaron Blair threw a nice game allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 5 over 7 innings and left the game with a 4-2 lead. Patrick Schuster and Adam Miller combined to allow a run in the 8th and Jimmie Sherfy surrendered a tying solo home run to the first batter he faced in the 9th. Seth Simmons pitched a clean 10th and Gerson Montilla ended it in walkoff style with a 1-out home run. Montilla had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Mark Thomas had 2 hits including a double and Brandon Drury had a pair of singles.
A+: Visalia 1 Stockton 2. The Rawhide finally lost one when Joey Krehbiel allowed a solo home run in the top of the 9th. Blayne Weller was outstanding allowing just one run over 7 innings on 5 hits and a walk. But the offense came up short with just one run on 4 hits.
A: Kane County 3 @ Cedar Rapids 2. Jeferson Mejia started and was a little wild walking 4 in 4.1 innings but he kept the game in check allowing just one run on 4 hits. Independent signee Ethan Elias followed with 3 shutout innings on 3 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts to earn the win. Luis Ramirez made it interesting in the 9th giving up a solo home run and 2 walks before finally closing it out. The offense did just enough with 7 hits, 2 by Steve McQuail.