Visalia starter Blake Perry won his 5th game leading Visalia to a 5-1 win. Perry was a 6th round pick back in 2010 and has taken his time moving up the ladder though he has always shown promise. Walks were generally his nemesis in the past but this year he has taken a step forward in command of his pitches and is having a fine season for the Rawhide with a 3.09 ERA in the notoriously hitter-friendly California League.
3 Stars: Blake Perry, Visalia 6 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 ER, W (5-2)
2 Stars: Kevin Medrano, Visalia 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (1), 3 RBI
1 Star: Gabriel Arias, Reno 6 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 R (0 ER)
0 Stars: Stewart Ijames, Visalia 0 for 4, 2 K
AAA: Reno 2 @ Las Vegas 3. Gabriel Arias had a shutout going through 6 innings and held a 2-0 lead. But he allowed the first two runners to reach on singles in the 7th and an error by Danny Dorn followed by a sac fly and a single tied the game at 2-2. It remained tied into the bottom of the 9th when Matt Stites surrendered a leadoff double that eventually scored on a walkoff single. Both Reno runs came on Danny Worth's 2-run homer in the 4th. Mike Freeman chipped in 2 hits with a double.
AA: Mobile 3 Jackson 4.Aaron Blair started and pitched well but was undone by a couple of solo home runs. He finished with 3 runs allowed on 6 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. The offense was non-existent until they scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th but never really threatened with the tying run.
A+: Visalia 5 @ Inland Empire 1. Blake Perry was very good allowing one run in the first but no more through 6 innings. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Daniel Gibson, Bud Jeter and J.R. Bradley finished things off. Kevin medrano led off the game with a solo home run and later added a 2-run double.
A: Kane County 2 @ Fort Wayne 4. Wei-Chieh Huang had another solid outing allowing 2 runs (one earned) over 6 innings but that wasn't good enough to get the win. Steve Hathaway gave up 2 runs in the 7th and the offense had no answer. Jose Munoz had a pair of singles in the meager 6-hit attack.