Brad Keller had a fine outing for Kane County with 7 strong innings with one run allowed. He's sporting a 2.68 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 23 walks over 87 innings. He was a high school draftee and is only 19 pitching in A ball so maybe we should be nervous about his future?
3 Stars: Jared Miller, Hillsboro 8 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 ER, W (3-0)
2 Stars: Brad Keller, Kane County 7 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 ER
1 Star: Jamie Romak, Reno 3 for 4, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 HR (13), 3 RBI
0 Stars: Hector Hernandez, AZL Dbacks 2.1 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 5 ER, L (0-1)
AAA: Reno 7 Fresno 2. Edgar Garcia has a nice start for Reno with 5.2 shutout innings on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. The offense showed up behind Garrett Webber and Jamie Romak. Romak hit 2 home runs giving him 13 on the year and drove in 3. Webber went 2 for 3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored, a triple, a home run and 3 RBI.
AA: Mobile 3 Tennessee 2. In his first start since being promoted from Visalia John Omahen was plenty good going 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 2. The offense rallied from behind in the bottom of the 7th on a pinch hit 2-run homer by Stewart Ijames that earned Omahen the win. Jack Reinheimer went 2 for 3 with a walk and a double. Silvino Bracho pitched the 9th for his 4th save.
A+: Visalia - Off Day
A: Kane County 4 @ Burlington 1. Brad keller had a nice outing allowing one run over 7 innings. It didn't get him the win as the game went into extra innings tied at 1-1. That broke it open in the 10th when Joe Munoz tripled leading off, Gail Cribbs singled him home, and Ildemarro vargas followed later with a 2-run double. Jency Solis got the win for pitching the 9th and Zac Curtis pitched the 10th for his 15th save. Vargas went 2 for 4 and is hitting .398. Chuck Taylor had 2 hits as did Cribbs.
A-: Hillsboro 7 @ Vancouver 0. Jared Miller cruised through 8 shutout innings as the offense built a big lead and this one was never in doubt. Luis Veras had 3 hits including his 1st home run to lead the offense. Alexis Olmeda was perfect with 3 hits and a walk while Fernery Ozuna and Zach Nehrir chiped in with 2 hits each.
R: Missoula 9 Billings 8. The Osprey blew a 3-run lead late that ended up a 15-inning marathon. They surrendered 2 runs in the 12th but rallied for 2 of their own in the bottom half on a Marcus Wilson 2-run homer. Wilson went 4 for 7 on the night with They won it in the 15th with an Isan Diaz bases loaded single. Anfernee Benitez had a good start going 6 innings allowing 2 runs. Willy Paredes was the bullpen culprit late with 3 runs allowed in the 8th. Austin Byler hit 2 home runs and drove in 4.
AZL Dbacks 1 Athletics 7. The Dbacks didn't put up much of a fight as Hector Hernandez got roughed up for 5 runs in 2+ innings while the offense managed just 5 hits.