3 stars: Brett Shankin, Hillsboro - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, W (1-0)
2 stars: Garrett Weber, Mobile - 2-for-4, two DBL, five RBI, BB
1 star: Nick Buss, Reno - 3-for-5, R, two DBL, two RBI
0 stars: Caleb Clay, Reno - 3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Triple-A Reno 13, Salt Lake 8. Just another Reno slug-fest, the two sides combining for forty base-runners on 30 hits and 10 walks. Starter Caleb Clay lasted only three innings, giving up six runs on eight hits, including two homers, but a six-run third inning and five more in the sixth, more than countered that for the Aces. CF Nick Buss had two doubles, a single and a pair of RBI out of the lead-off spot, while LF Peter O'Brien drove in three on two hits. C Blake Lalli got two hits and a walk, and 2B Jordan Pacheco doubled and singled.
Double-A Mobile 9, Mississippi 1. The BayBears and Edgar Garcia fell behind in the second, but roared back in the bottom half, scoring five times, and cruised to victory thereafter. 2B Garrett Weber had the big hit there, clearing the bases with a double, and had a two-run double in the sixth, to finish the game with five RBI. RF Socrates Brito also had two hits and a walk, including his seventh HR, while CF Evan Marzilli, doubled, walked twice and stole a base. Garcia allowed just the one run over five innings, on four hits and a walk with a strikeout.
High-A Visalia 3 @ San Jose 4. Visalia's bullpen couldn't hold onto a 3-2 lead, Bud Jeter giving up the tying run in the seventh and Nickolas Sarianides letting the Giants walk it off with two outs in the ninth. Blake Perry allowed two runs over his five innings, on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. RF Alex Glenn scored two of the Rawhide's runs, as he tripled and singled. 1B Daniel Palka reached base twice, on a hit and a walk, but was also caught stealing. J.R. Bradley struck out the side in the sixth.
A-ball Kane County 7, Great Lakes 3. All the scoring here was done by the end of the third, the Cougars using a four-run inning there to break a 3-3 tie, with Ethan Elias and the bullpen keeping the Loons off the board the rest of the way. 3B Henry Castillo hit his second homer in that third, and also singled, with SS Dawel Lugo getting two hits and driving in a run, but also made a pair of errors. 1B Marty Herum reached three times, on a hit and two walks, Garcia allowed three runs over five innings, on four hits and a walk, with no strikeouts.
A short Hillsboro 1, Vancouver 0. Brett Shankin tossed eight shutout innings of two-hit ball. in his second appearance since being signed from the indy Frontier Greys. He walked one, striking out seven, and has allowed one run over his first 14 innings, with 16 K's. Cameron Gann closed things out in the ninth, picking up his second save, and the Hops edged this one, courtesy of RF Luis Veras's fourth inning RBI single. 3B Josh Anderson doubled and singled, while LF Stephen Dezzi tripled and had Hillsboro's only walk.
Rookie Missoula off-day.
AZL D-backs 9/4, Athletics 1/0. In an AZL 7-inn double-header, the D-backs swept the Athletics. The first game saw Emlio Vargas and Luis Castillo hold the A's to one run on two hits. Five Diamondbacks hitters had two-hits, led by DH Luis Silverio who doubled twice, driving in and scoring a pair too. The nightcap was tighter, but three pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout, Justin Donatella tossing three innings of one-hit ball with two K's. LF Logan Soole and RF Eudy Ramos had two hits apiece,