3 stars: Domingo Leyba, Visalia - 4-for-5, two R, two DBL, HR (1), three RBI, SB
2 stars: Alex Glenn, Visalia - 2-for-5, two R, TPL, HR (5), three RBI
1 star: John Omahen, Mobile - 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, W (6-0)
0 stars: Marcus Wilson, Missoula - 0-for-6, four SO
Triple-A Reno 3 @ Tacoma 8. A five-run third off Justin Marks for the Rainiers was all the offense they would need. Marks was lifted without retiring any of the five batters faced that frame, and gave up six runs on six hits and two walks. Seth Simmons worked three innings of scoreless relief for the Aces. CF Todd Glaesmann had two hits, including his 11th home-run to lead off the ninth inning, and 1B Nick Evans went 4-for-4 with an RBI; 2B Brandon Drury doubled and singled.
Double-A Mobile 4, Biloxi 2. John Omahen improved his record to 6-0, delivering six innings of one-run ball for the BayBears; he allowed five hits and two walks, with one strikeout. On offense, the key hit was CF Evan Marzilli's two-run double in the eighth, which gave the home side a three-run edge; Silvino Bracho allowed a rare tally in the ninth, before closing things out for his 14th save. SS Jack Reinheimer tripled and singled, scoring two runs, 2B Garrett Weber picked up two hits, and Marzilli also drew a pair of walks.
High-A Visalia 15, Inland Empire 3. Every Visalia starter had a hit by the end of the third inning, as they leaped out to a 8-3 lead, scoring six in the third, and didn't stop there. The Rawhide got home-runs from Kevin Cron (#21), DH Jamie Westbrook (#11), CF Alex Glenn (#5) and even SS Domingo Leyba got his first. Leyba finished a triple short of the cycle with his four hits, Glenn added a triple and Cron two singles to their homers, and seven Rawhide hitters had multi-hit nights. Blake Perry allowed three runs over five innings for the W, on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts. The bullpen worked four scoreless, led by Mason McCullough, who fanned three in two frames.
A-ball Kane County 4 @ South Bend 3. Each side committed three errors here, and the two unearned runs resulting from the Cubs' ones proved crucial. The Cougars had a three-run lead, before the home team tied it up with three n the fourth off Josh Taylor. He scattered seven hits and three walks over five innings, fanning six, and the bullpen worked four scoreless innings. 1B Marty Herum had the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh; he and SS Ildemaro Vargas each had two hits, with CF Colin Bray and DH Chuck Taylor each getting a hit and walking twice.
A-short Hillsboro 8, Boise 4. RF Luis Veras had three hits and scored two runs for the Hops, while SS Sergio Alcantara had a double, single and drove in three runs. Second-round pick in this year's draft Alex Young made his second pro appearance, and worked another scoreless inning. Tyler Mark took over, and got the W, allowing two runs, one earned, in four relief innings, scattering seven hits, but walking none and striking out five. Logan Cozart fanned two of the three batters he faced in the sixth.
Rookie Missoula 11, Grand Rapids 6. This was closer than the score indicates, as the Osprey broke things wide open with a six-run ninth, in which CF Marcus Wilson struck out swinging for both the first and last out. 2B Raymel Flores led the offense with a three-run homer, his second, in the fifth, and drove in four. LF Matt McPhearson was on base four times, with a hit and three walks, and there were two-hit games for SS Isan Diaz and DH Luke Lowery. Bo Takahashi struggled to a no-decision, allowing five runs in 5.1 innings, on seven hits and four walks with three K's.
AZL D-backs 2, Reds 5. We managed only three hits here and two walks - both of the latter going to C Jose Herrera. DH Jacy Cave and RF Francis Martinez each doubled and scored a run for the D-backs. Brent Jones took the loss, working three innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, striking out one. Emilio Vargas allowed a run over four frames in relief, on four hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.