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Diamondbacks Minor-League Round-up, 5/12: Visalia win again (yawn!)

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Yeah, it's like that. Tonight's win moves Visalia to an eye-popping record of 24-8, a .750 winning percentage that's the best in pro-baseball, giving them a lead in the California League North of seven games. And it's not even the middle of May...

@visaliarawhide, via Twitter

Snake Stars
3 stars
: Nick Evans, Reno - 2-for-4, 2 DBL, 2 RBI
2 stars: Zach Godley, Visalia - 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
1 star: Garrett Weber, Reno - 2-for-4, DBL, 2 R, RBI
0 stars: Jared Miller, Kane County - 0.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, L (2-3)

Triple-A Reno 6 @ El Paso 4. The Aces took a three-run lead after four, but the Chihuahuas tied it off starter Justin Marks and Matt Reynolds in the fifth; Marks went 4.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks, but K'd nine. Reno retook the lead with their own three-run inning in the seventh, led by a two-run triple from C Peter O'Brien, who also threw out a base-stealer. Jake Barrett put two in scoring position with no outs in the ninth, but held on for his eighth save. LF Nick Evans had a pair of doubles, while 1B Danny Dorn and 2B Garrett Weber each had two hits and scored twice. Kaleb Fleck got the W for two scoreless relief innings.

Double-A Mobile 1/1, Mississippi 2/2. That's not a misprint: the BayBears lost both 7-inning double-header games by the same score. And in both, the Braves scored two in the third, the BayBears getting their run immediately after, in the fourth. What are the odds? Aaron Blair took the complete-game loss in the opener, allowing two runs over six on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. R.J. Hively allowed both runs over three innings of work in the night-cap, one unearned. 1B Rudy Flores, doubled, singled and had the only RBI in game 1, with RF Socrates Brito getting two hits, but Mobile were held to just three hits in game 2.

High-A Visalia 2, Lancaster 1.  A tight game saw the Jethawks take the lead in the fifth, but that was the only run Zach Godley allowed, on four hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. A solo shot from DH Daniel Palka in the 6th, his fifth, tied things up, and the Rawhide took the lead on a single by 2B Jamie Westbrook in the seventh. Joey Krehbiel put the first two men on in the eighth, before recovering to strike out the next three, and Nick Sarianides notched his fourth save. Mason McCullough struck out both batters faced for the win, as the Visalia bullpen threw four scoreless innings of two-hit ball, fanning six.

A-ball Kane County 6, Burlington 13. And it was going so well too... The Cougars were 5-1 up after three, on the back of two-run homers from SS Fernery Ozuna and LF Grant Heyman, each their first of the year/. But reliever Jared Miller, on after Jeferson Mejia lasted only three innings (one run on two hits, but four walks and two wild pitches), had a nightmare outing. Miller faced eight batters and retired ONE, the other seven coming around to score in an eight-run fourth, as the Bees scored 11 unanswered runs. Every starter for Kane County had exactly one hit: C Stryker Trahan had the only extra-base hit outside the homers, a double.