In his second professional Wei-Chieh Huang was very good again allowing one run over 7 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts. The 21-year-old right hander from Taiwan has 15 strikeouts and just one walk in his first 12+ innings.
3 Stars: Wei-Chieh Huang, Kane County 7 IP, 7 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 ER, W (2-0)
2 Stars: A.J. Schugel, Mobile 8 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 ER, W (2-1)
1 Star: Stryker Trahan, Kane County 2 for 4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (7), 2 RBI
0 Stars: Marty Herum, Kane County 0 for 5, 2 K
AAA: Reno 4 New Orleans 3. Justin Marks was solid allowing 2 runs over 6 innings on 6 hits and 4 walks.The offense battled back from an early 2-0 deficit on the back of Jamie Romak who doubled twice and drove in 3 runs. Jake Barrett had a very shaky save in the 9th allowing a run on 2 singles and a pair of walks before ending it with a strikeout. Nick Buss added 2 hits.
AA: Mobile 5 @ Tennessee 1. A.J. Schugel was very strong going 8 innings allowing just one run on 6 hits and a walk while striking out 2. The offense made him a winner with a balanced 13-hit attack. Socrates Brito drove in one on 3 hits including a double and a triple. Raul Navarro had 3 hits and Brandon Drury reached base 3 times on 2 hits and a walk while driving in one. Drury is hitting .381 over his last 10 games with 12 RBI.
A+: Visalia 3 Modesto 7. The Rawhide lost a rare one when Blake Perry got roughed up for 4 runs in the 1st inning. The offense only countered with 3 runs and a rehabbing Matt Sties surrendered 3 runs late to remove any doubt in the game. Domingo Leyba had 3 hits and Jamie Westbrook hit a solo home run and drove in 2.
A: Kane County 7 @ Peoria 1. Newcomer Wei-Chieh Huang was terrific going 7 innings and allowing one run while striking out 7. He may not be in Kane County long at this rate. Stryker Trahan paced the offense with a double, a homer (7) and 2 RBI. Ildemarro Vargas had 3 singles and an RBI, Elvin Soto reached base 4 times with 2 singles and 2 walks, and Ryan Gebhardt had a pair of doubles.