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Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 7/24: Blair Solid for Reno

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Aaron Blair made his first start in 3 weeks for Reno after spending the time with Team USA and had a nice outing. He got through 7 innings on 105 pitches allowing just 2 runs in the 5th inning on 7 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts.

Snake Stars
3 Stars: Danny Worth, Reno 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 DBL, 5 RBI
2 Stars: Anthony Banda, Visalia 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 ER, L (6-8)
1 Star: Edgar Garcia, Mobile 5 UP, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 ER, W (2-0)
0 Stars: Markus Solbach, Kane County 5 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 7 ER, L (9-3)

AAA: Reno 12 Las Vegas 2. The Aces blasted Las Vegas behind a potent offense and a good outing from returning Aaron Blair. Blair went 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk. Danny Worth was the offensive star with 3 hits including a double and 5 RBI. Blake Lalli had 2 hits including his 3rd homer, a 2-run shot in the 3rd. Mike Freeman added 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

AA: Mobile 5 @ Mississippi 0. Edgar Garcia led the way with 5 shutout innings on 2 hits and the bullpen followed with 4 more scoreless frames to complete the shutout. Jake Barrett got his first save for Mobile. Sean Jamieson had 2 hits and 2 walks and stole his 7th base. Socrates Brito, Zack Borenstein and Raul Navarro each contributed a pair of hits.

A+: Visalia 0 Modesto 4. The offense got blanked on 5 hits so no amount of good pitching could solve that. Anthony Banda was dealing with Modesto toe-for-toe until being cracked for a run in the 7th to break the scoreless tie. Banda went 6.1 innings allowing just the one run on 6 hits with 9 strikeouts. Jamie Westbrook had 2 hits with a double.

A: Kane County 5 @ Peoria 8. Markus Solbach got roughed up for 5 runs in the 1st inning and 2 more in the 3rd and that was pretty much it. The offense rallied for 5 runs in the middle innings that featured a Michael Perez 2-run homer but they got no closer. Quinnton Mack added 2 hits and 2 RBI.

A-: Hillsboro 3 @ Boise 2. The Hops scored 3 runs in the first 2 innings and then held on for dear life the rest of the way. 6th rounder Tyler Mark started and went 3.1 innings allowing no runs on one hit. Jeferson Mejia followed with 3 innings allowing one run which was good enough to earn the win. Ryan Burr pitched a nervous 9th allowing a walk and a hit for his 2nd save. Trevor Mitsui had a double and an RBI while Alexis Olmeda reached base 3 times with a hit and 2 walks.

R: Game 1. Missoula 10 @ Great Falls 4. In a makeup of Thursday's game the Osprey cranked out a big 7-run 4th inning to blow this one open. Scott Schults gave up 4 runs over 5 innings and Matt Lees pitched 2 scoreless innings to finish it off. Jason Morozowski drove in 3 runs on 2 doubles to lead the way. Isan Diaz had 2 hits, 2 walks and drove in a run. Austin Byler walked in all 4 plate appearances and Marcus Wilson drove in 2 runs on a double.

R: Game 2. Missoula 6 Great Falls 3. Missoula earned the doubleheader sweep with a 4-run 6th inning that erases a 3-2 deficit. Cameron Smith allowed all 3 runs over 5+ innings on 7 hits while striking out 6. Dan Savas earned his 9th save with a scoreless 7th. Jason Morozowski drove in 2 more runs giving him 5 on the night overall.