Visalia's Zach Godley was named California League player of the week. He went 2-0, being unscored upon in either outing, for a total of 13 scoreless innings. Godley help the opposition to only six hits, and had a K:BB ratio of 13:1. Part of the trade with the Cubs for Miguel Montero, Godley is 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA this season so far for the Rawhide.
3 stars: John Omahen, Visalia - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
2 stars: Kevin Cron, Visalia - 3-for-4, R, BB
1 star: Peter O'Brien, Reno - 2-for-4, 2 DBL, RBI
0 stars: Sergio Alcantara, Kane County - 0-for-1, R, four errors
Triple-A Reno 3 @ Fresno 2. A.J. Schugel picked up the win as the Aces too a three-run lead after four innings, and held on the rest of the way. Schugel was effectively wild, walking six in five innings, but held the Grizzlies to two runs on three hits, with four strikeouts. Jake Barrett survived a wobbly ninth for the save, with the tying run thrown out at home, and he then loaded the bases before getting the final out. 1B Peter O'Brien is now batting over .400 (.403) after a pair of doubles, driving in a run. LF Garrett Weber also had a pair of hits, while CF Trayvon Robinson had a key two-run double in the fourh as the Aces snapped a five-game losing streak.
Double-A Mobile were scheduled to play a double-header today, but only got through two innings of one game. They'll pick that one up tomorrow, with a 3-0 lead over Mississippi. Much like the Diamondbacks, their first four batters of the game all got hits to create that 3-0 advantage.
High-A Visalia 4 @ San Jose 3 (12). The Rawhide tied a 21-year-old California League record, turning seven double-plays. Like Reno + Mobile, they took an early three-run lead, on RBI hits by 3B George Roberts and 2B Kevin Medrano, then RF Daniel Palka's second homer in the third. John Omahen pitched six shutout innings on three hits and a walk, but the Visalia bullpen couldn't hold it and San Jose tied it in the ninth. They threatened to walk off too, loading the bases with no outs, but a 1-2-3 DP helped them escape. They took the lead in the 12th on CF Breland Almadova's RBI double, and Johnny Shuttlesworth got the save, finishing off the 12th with, naturally, a twin killing.
Class A Kane County 4 @ Burlington 5. Brad Keller took the loss, but only two of his five runs allowed were earned; he gave up six hits and no walks, fanning two. This was a back and forth contest in the early going, which saw the Cougars blow a pair of leads, and the Bees one of their own, all in the first three innings. 3B Cody Regis, 2B Fernery Ozuna and RF Victor Reyes each got two hits for Kane County, and 1B Marty Herum blasted his second home-run of the year. Bud Jeter and Cody Geyer combined for three perfect innings in relief, but SS Sergio Alcantara made four errors before being lifted after six innings.