3 stars: Markus Solbach, Visalia - 8.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 H, BB, 8 SO, W (3-1)
2 stars: Andy Yerzy, AZL - 3-for-4, two R, HR (1), three RBI
1 star: Matt Buschmann, Reno - 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, W (8-9)
0 stars: Matt Pobereyko, Hillsboro - 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, L (0-1)
Triple-A Reno 4/10 @ Memphis 1/4. Reno swept the double-header in Memphis. Matt Buschmann tossed a 7-inning complete game in the opener, allowing one run on six hits, with no walks and four strikeouts. CF Socrates Brito had two hits, and LF Peter O'Brien a pair of walks. In the night-cap, the offense got it done. 1B Kyle Jensen, CF Todd Glaesmann and 3B Carlos Rivero all homered and singled, and SS Jack Reinheimer got three hits. Daniel Gibson got the W, allowing a run over two scoreless innings in relief.
Double-A Mobile 2 @ Biloxi 3. Josh Taylor scattered eight hits and a walk over six inning, allowing three runs and striking out six, but got no run support. 2B Jamie Westbrook and 1B Kevin Cron each picked up two hits, but the BayBears were blanked until the eighth. They scored a pair and had the tying man at third with one out there, but Oscar Hernandez and Chuck Taylor couldn’t get the run home. Miller Diaz struck out the side in the seventh inning.
High-A Visalia 2, Stockton 1. Markus Solbach took a shutout into the ninth, but settled for the W and 8.2 innings of one-run ball. He allowed six hits and a walk, fanning eight, and I’m guessing he was unlucky to allow that run given this box-score line with two outs in the ninth: “Jose Brizuela doubles (17) on a soft pop up to third baseman Marty Herum.” A single scored that runner, but Nick Baker got the final out for his second save. RF Victor Reyes got two hits and a walk, while Herum and LF Cody Regis drove in the Rawhide runs.
A-ball Kane County 4, Wisconsin 7 (14). A marathon ended after 4:40 as Jeferson Mejia allowed three runs in the 14th, for his Cougars’ debut. Sam McWilliams allowed one run over five innings on four hits and a walk with four K’s. Hector Hernandez gave up three runs while retiring one batter in the sixth, but the KC bullpen was then strong, led by Julio Perez’s three hitless innings. 2B Luis Alejandro Basabe reached base four times, on two hits and a pair of walks.
A-short Hillsboro 4 @ Salem-Kaizer 8 (10). The Hops also lost in extras, Matt Pobereyko allowing a walk-off grand-slam in his Hillsboro debut with one out in the tenth. Junior Garcia scattered nine hits and a walk over six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and fanning five. 1B Justin Chigbogu got two hits and a walk, driving in a pair and stealing a base; DH Luke Lowery also had two hits and LF Jason Morozowski his fifth home-run.
Rookie Missoula 1, Orem 12. The Osprey dropped their sixth straight, and have been outscored 49-24 over that time. Palmer Betts allowed four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings with six strikeouts. He gave up seven runs, but three were unearned. Paxton De La Garza went 2-for-3 with a walk and drove in Missoula's only run, but was also caught stealing. SS Jasrado Chisholm and 3B Eudy Ramos had two hits apiece.
AZL D-backs 7 @ Royals 1. DH Andy Yerzy's 1st professional home-run, a two-run shot, helped key a five-run sixth for the D-backs. He also singled twice, ending with three RBI. RF Juan Araujo tripled and had two singles, scoring twice. Edgar Martinez got the W for his three innings of scoreless relief. Anyel Beato followed with a pair of zeroes to close out the victory.