Two of the four games were washed out and the two teams wound up splitting their games. The Rawhide were able to shake off poor pitching to win the game in their final AB and the Cougars got a stinker pitching performance from one of their top pitching prospects.
3 Stars: Henry Castillo (Visalia) 2 for 3, 3B, 3 RBI, BB
2 Stars: Rudy Flores (Visalia) 1 for 3, 2-R HR (4), BB, 2 R
1 Star: Visalia Bullpen: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K
0 Stars: Taylor Clarke (Kane County): 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 4 K
Reno vs. Albuquerque Postponed, Rain
Mobile vs. Jackson Postponed, Rain
Visalia 7, San Jose 5: Once again Wei-Chieh Huang got hit hard, allowing 4 runs in 4 innings. Huang struck out 6 and walked only 1, but two 2-run innings knocked him out early. The Rawhide wound up tying it in the 6th with a bases clearing triple by Henry Castillo, who scored the tying run on Jose Morel throwing error. Rudy Flores spanked a 2-run homer in the 8th for the decisive margin. The bullpen was lights out, particularly the combination of Blake Perry, Luis Ramirez, and Jimmie Sherry, who pitched 4 scoreless innings.
Kane County 4, Bowling Green 7: Taylor Clarke came outo with a stinker start, but the damage was all in the 2nd inning. Clarke allowed 5 runs in the 2nd, but was able to settle down and deliver 3 more innings. Gabe Speier didn't help the cause with 2 runs of his own allowed after the offense was able to make it a 5-3 game. The 5-run 2nd ultimately proved to be too much, as the Cougars offense generated 9 singles and got 3 baserunner thrown out on the bases.