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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/25/17: Aces and Donuts

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The Reno Aces were the only minor league affiliate in the organization to score a run.

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Snake Stars

3 Stars: Visalia RHP Justin Donatella 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, GS 65, L (0-7)

2 Stars: Reno RHP Frank Duncan 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, GS 59, W (3-4)

1 Star: Kane County CF Marcus Wilson 2 for 4, 2B, SB

0 Stars: Jackson Generals, Visalia Rawhide, Kane County Cougar hitters: 0 total runs

Reno Aces 5, Iowa Cubs 2: Frank Duncan pitched another quality start, holding the Cubs to 1 run in 6 innings of work, striking out 4 and walking 1. The Aces offense started slow, but erupted for 4 runs in the inning with an Oswaldo Arcia 2-run double and a Hank Conger 2-run single. Rubby De La Rosa allowed a run in 2 innings, but struck out 4. Kris Negron drew a walk and scored on an Ildemaro Vargas RBI double for the Aces final run of the game. Jake Barrett came in with a 3-run lead and struck out 2 for the save.

Jackson Generals 0, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5: The Generals faced a rehabbing Jeff Locke, and despite getting 6 hits and 2 walks stranded them all on base. On the other side, Brad Keller allowed 5 runs in 4 innings. The bullpen did a decent job of keeping the Shrimp, starting with Yuhei Nakaushiro, who turned the Shrimp into sushi with 2 perfect frames. Miller Diaz followed up with 3 strikeouts in 2 innings, but the Generals bats went AWOL in the game.

Visalia Rawhide 0, Stockton Ports 2: It was the Rawhide 0, Tyler Ramirez 2 as Ramirez belted out a pair of solo homers to sink the Rawhide. That once again made a loser out of Justin Donatella, who might have pitched his best game of the year to date. The only damage against him was 1 solo homer in 7 innings, with 8 strikeouts to 1 walk. Unfortunately, the Rawhide only got 6 hits to show for it and only had 4 opportunities with runners in scoring position, going 0 for 4.

Kane County Cougars 0, Burlington Bees 2: Apparently not scoring is a theme in the organization today, as the Cougars were also shut out 2-0. Marcus Wilson did his best to not lose the game with 2 hits, a double, and a stolen base. Emilio Vargas struck out 8 in 4 innings, allowing just 1 run and taking the loss. Kevin Ginkel followed up with 2 scoreless innings and Jake Winston allowed 1 run in 2 innings, but the bats were not clicking.