3 Stars: Reno LHP Aaron Laffey 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, GS 76, W (4-0)
2 Stars: Jackson 2B Kevin Medrano 5 for 6, 2B, 4 RBI, R
1 Star: Reno C Hank Conger 2 for 4, 2B, HR (5), 4 RBI
0 Stars: Reno SS Ketel Marte 0 for 5, 1 K
AJ Pollock Rehab Update: 1 for 2, 2B, BB for Reno
Reno Aces 8, Las Vegas 51s 0: It was Aaron Laffey who was laughing the most, with 7 shutout innings of the 51s despite facing their top 2 prospects. Laffey gave up 3 hits and 1 walk while the defense did a great job of turning balls in play into outs. The offense also made sure to turn this into a laugher on the scoreboard. The middle of the order picked up 7 hits and 4 of the 8 RBI. Hank Conger took care of the rest with a pair of XBH, one leaving the park, and 4 RBI. AJ Pollock’s first rehab game went well as he got on base twice (double, walk) and played about 5 innings in center field.
Jackson Generals 10, Birmingham Barons 5: Taylor Clarke allowed a pair of solo homers in 5 solid innings of work with 6 strikeouts vs. 1 walk. Everyone in the lineup contributed at least one hit as part of a 20-hit barrage. Kevin Medrano was responsible for 5 of them, driving in 4 runs. Bullpen was a bit shaky in the late innings, but the offense made sure it wasn’t a game by then.
Visalia Rawhide 8, San Jose Giants 2: Justin Donatella allowed 2 runs in 5 2⁄3 innings, scattering 7 hits in the ball game without issuing a walk and striking out 4. The offense made sure they didn’t trail for a single batter, scoring 8 times between the 2nd and 4th innings. Grant Heyman roped a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs. The bullpen was fanastic with 3 1⁄3 shutout, although Nick Baker allowed one of Donatella’s runners to score so shame on him.
Kane County Cougars 14, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2: The Cougars brought the whooping sticks to the yard, with every batter participating collecting at least one hit. The 3-4-5 hitters each homered in the game, Marcus Wilson’s being the only one with guys on base. A 6-run 4th inning made this game quickly uncompetitive while Sam McWilliams mowed through the Timber Rattlers lineup. McWilliams allowed 1 run in 5 innings despite walking (3) more batters than he struck out (2).
Hillsboro Hops 12, Everett Aqua Sox 4: The Hops scored 8 times in the first inning and never looked back from there. The Hops took advantage of 10 walks and 3 errors by the opposition, which is how they scored 12 runs despite only picking up 8 hits in the game. Yan Sanchez had two hits and drove in three in the win.