3 stars: John Omahen, Visalia - 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, W (6-0)
2 stars: Frank Polanco, DSL D-backs, 3-for-4, DBL, BB, R, two RBI
1 star:Yeison Santana, DSL D-backs: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, W (1-1)
0 stars: Stryker Trahan, Kane County - 0-for-3, three K
Triple-A Reno 5, Round Rock 9, Not great pitching from the Aces, with Justin Marks allowing four runs over six innings, on nine hits and a walk, with just the two strikeouts. The bullpen was, if anything, worse: Evan Marshall coughed up three runs in his two innings, and Matt Reynolds two more in the final frame. The Aces were held to 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, and it was all downhill after Nick Buss led off the bottom of the first with a home-run, his first of the year. 2B Jamie Romak had a double, a single and a walk; RF Mike Freeman picked up two hits; and 2B Jake Lamb continued his rehab by reaching three times on a hit and two walks.
Double-A Mobile 5, Pensacola 4 (10). The Baybears scored three in the ninth to force extras, then walked it off, literally, in the tenth, on free-pass to C Dallas Tarleton, after two hits, a wild pitch and an intentional walk had loaded the bases. The ninth saw RBI for PH Gerson Montilla, LF Tom Belza and 2B Brandon Drury, but Adam Miller and Keith Hessler had to work out of a second and third, no outs jam in the 10th, after A.J. Schugel gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. Tarleton had three hits and a walk, while Belza and SS Jack Reinheimer each picked up a double and a single for the BayBears.
High-A Visalia 4, Bakersfield 0. John Omahen threw eight shutout innings, giving up only three hits, all singles and two walks; he struck out six. Daniel Gibson completed the four-hitter, with the Blaze having one at-bat over the entire game with a runner in scoring position. The Rawhide scored all their runs in the first two innings, and cruised to victory thereafter., despite managing a total of just five hits themeselves. Kevin Cron got them on the board with his 12th homer, a solo shot in the first. 3B Raul Navarro, 2B Fidel Pena and CF Breland Almadova picked up RBI in the second inning. C Tyler Baker drew a pair of walks.
A ball Kane County 5, Bowling Green 3. The Cougars got their runs in five separate innings, to make a winner out of Markus Solbach, despite the hitters going 1-for-11 with RISP. Solbach improved to 5-2 with 6.1 innings of three-run ball on six hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. Steve Hathaway and Zac Curtis took it the rest of the way, Curtis notching his 11th save. On offense, 1B Marty Herum tripled and singled, driving in a pair, and there were two-hit nights for RF Chuck Taylor and CF Colin Gray, with the former also drawing a walk. The victory moves Kane County to one game below .500, with a 27-28 record.
DSL D-backs 9, Blue Jays 1. The D-backs pounded out 15 hits over their eight innings, chasing the Blue Jays' starter after just one inning. LF Frank Polanco led the onslaught, with a double, two singles and a walk. 3B Mailon Arroyo also had three hits, as did SS Yan Sanchez, while DH Rafael Santana, RF Juan Araujo and 1B Gerson Jimenez all picked up two hits and a walk. There wasn't much pitching needed, but Yeison Santana spun five shutout innings, on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Yeferson Trejo followed with two innings of scoreless relief, as the D-backs evened their record at 3-3.