3 stars: Bud Jeter, Kirby Bellow, Cameron Gann, Visalia - 6.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
2 stars: John Omahen, Mobile - 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, L (8-6)
1 star: Trevor Mitsui, Visalia - 2-for-7, R, HR (3), three RBI
0 stars: Emilio Vargas, Visalia - 2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Triple-A Reno 3 @ Tacoma 5. The Aces finished off their season going down to the division champion Rainiers. Billy Buckner allowed five runs over six innings, on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Adam Loewen and Yuhei Nakaushiro followed with scoreless frames. 3B Carlos Rivero had two hits, including the final home-run of Reno’s season, his 19th. SS Jack Reinheimer also finished strong, getting three hits and an RBI, while 2B Ildemaro Vargas singled, walked and stole his 13th base.
Double-A Mobile 0 @ Jacksonville 4. The BayBears ended their 2016 campaign with a whimper, managing only four hits against the Jaguars. They also drew no walks while striking out 14 times. 2B Jamie Westbrook and LF Chuck Taylor doubled., but Mobile were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. An error by 1B Kevin Cron led to two unearned runs off John Omahen in the first, but that was all he allowed over five innings, on three hits and no walks with three strikeouts. Joey Krehbiel and Zac Curtis posted zeroes in relief.
High-A Visalia 9 @ San Jose 7 (14). Rubby De La Rosa tossed two scoreless in his second rehab start. He allowed one hit, no walks and fanned four. Emilio Vargas was then shelled for six runs in two innings, but after the fifth, the Visalia pen worked nine scoreless, led by Bud Jeter, Kirby Bellow and Cameron Gann, who combined for 6.1 innings of one-hit ball. 2B Robelys Reyes drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in the 14th, then scored on DH Trevor Mitsui's second - Mitsui hit his third home-run earlier. 1B Cody Byler also homered (#4), while SS Sergio Alcantara had two hits and a walk. They have four days to recover, before playoff action starts on Saturday.
Class A Kane County 7, Peoria 6. 3B Fernery Ozuna, RF Stryker Trahan, CF Jacy Cave and C Francis Christy all doubled and singled for the Cougars. They had half of their 36 at-bats tonight with runners in scoring position. Alex Gunn got the W for six innings of two-run ball, scattering nine hits with no walks and two strikeouts. But the Cougars had to withstand a furious rally in the ninth from the Chiefs. A four-run lead turned into the tying run at third base before Austin Mason nailed down his second save, allowing Kane County to end the season with a run of four consecutive wins.
A-short Hillsboro 6, Eugene 1. Seven Hops pitchers combined on a two-hitter, with Dallas Newton the only one two allow a run. Ethan Elias started and worked a pair of hitless innings. RF Luis Veras had two of Hillsboro's seven hits, while there were home runs from CF Jason Morozowski (#9) and C Jose Queliz (#2), the latter a three-run shot. The same two teams meet on Wednesday, starting a best-of-three playoff series, and the Hops have momentum, tonight’s victory having given them a three-game sweep over the Emeralds to finish the regular schedule.
Rookie Missoula @ Great Falls. Postponed, rain. That game will be made up tomorrow, and the Osprey still have four games left, though are out of post-season contention.