On this Easter Sunday, the Diamondbacks only had their AA and AAA affiliates play, but they brought out the sticks with 17 runs between the two teams. The sheer amount of offense allowed both the Reno Aces and Jackson Generals to cruise to victory.
3 Stars: Jackson LHP Alex Young 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, W (1-0), GS 60
2 Stars: Reno 1B Christian Walker 2 for 5, 2B, HR (4), 4 RBI, 2 R
1 Star: Reno RHP Silvino Bracho: 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K, SV (1)
0 Stars: Reno RHP Keyvius Sampson 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, GS 28
Reno Aces 11, El Paso Chihuahuas 6: The Aces took a 4-0 lead in the 2nd, but that didn’t last long as Keyvius Sampson allowed 5 runs in the 3rd-5th innings, twice getting taken out for homers. However, that didn’t faze the Aces hitters, as they put up 4 runs in the 6th to take a commanding lead. After allowing a run in the 7th and running into trouble in the 8th, Enrique Burgos was lifted for Silvino Bracho in a 9-6 game. Bracho struck out all 4 hitters he faced to earn the save. Every starter recorded at least one hit in the game, with Christian Walker pounding out a pair of extra base hits to pace the team.
Jackson Generals 6, Mobile Baybears 2: The 2017 AA affiliate for the Diamondbacks took 4 out of 5 from the 2016 AA affiliate, riding strong pitching from Alex Young and Gabe Speier. The Baybears took early control of the game with a 3-run 4th and stretched their lead to 6 through 8 1⁄2 innings. Alex Young pitched 5 scoreless, although he did walk more batters (3) than he struck out (2). Young struggled to throw strikes, but made the pitches when he needed to. Gabe Speier finished the game, going scoreless in his first 3 innings before tiring out in the 9th where defensive miscues led to 2 runs scoring. Stewart Ijames had a perfect day at the plate with two doubles, a walk, and a HBP, driving in 2 and scoring twice.