3 stars: Garret Weber, Reno - 3-for-5, TPL, 3 R, RBI
2 stars: Mike Freeman, Reno - 4-for-5, RBI
1 star: Ryan Doran, Visalia - 4 relief IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
0 stars: Anthony Banda, Visalia - 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, L (3-1)
Triple-A Reno 5, Sacramento 6. A back and forth contest saw the Aces come back to tie things up after falling 4-1 down, but they came up short, stranding the tying run on base in the bottom of the ninth. Caleb Clay took the loss for the Aces, scattering eight hits and a walk over five innings, being charged with five runs, without any strikeouts. Jake Barrett struck out two in a perfect ninth, lowering his ERA to 1.64. The top of the order clicked for Reno, LF Garrett Weber and 2B Mike Freeman combining for seven of the Aces' 11 hits, while SS Danny Worth had two of the three walks.
Double-A Mobile 8, Jacksonville 6. A three-run first, and a five-run fifth allowed the BayBears to build an 8-1 lead, but starter Brandon Sinnery flagged in the seventh, and the Suns got the tying run to the plate there as well as in the eighth and ninth, before Adam Miller picked up his fourth save. 1B Rudy Flores had a two-run double in the first, and 2B Gerson Montilla a three-run homer, his second of the year, in the fifth, after CF Socrates Britio had a two-run double earlier in the inning. Brito also had an outfield assist. Sinnery was charged with all six runs on 10 hits and no walks over 6.1 innings, with five strikeouts.
High-A Visalia 3 @ Rancho Cucamonga 7. Anthony Banda's strong start to the season ended, as he took his first loss, lasting only four innings and giving up six runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Quakes put up a three-spot in each of the first two frames. Ryan Doran took things the rest of the way, allowing an unearned run in four relief innings. The Rawhide were one-hit through seven innings, striking out 12 times, before getting three back in the eighth, but managed only five hits, all singles. 2B Fidel Pena had a hit and a stolen-base, but Visalia's record is still 19-7, with a six-game lead in the Northern division of the California League.
A-ball Kane County 0, Quad Cities 4. The Cougars were blanked on six hits, drawing no walks and going hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position. 2B Cody Regis had their only extra-base hit, a double. Starter Brent Jones took the loss and dropped to 1-3, but didn't pitch badly, holding the River Bandits to a pair of runs in six innings of work, on eight hits and three walks with a trio of strikeouts. Steve Hathaway pitched two innings and was hurt by his defense, an error by SS Ryan Gebhardt leading to two unearned runs; Luis Ramirez worked a scoreless ninth.