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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 6/19/17: Borenstein carries Aces

The Reno Aces left fielder went 3 for 3 at the plate, falling a double shy of the cycle in 4 trips to the plate, but never made an out and drove in 5 runs.

Snake Stars:

3 Stars: Reno LF Zach Borenstein 3 for 3, 3B, HR (9), BB, 5 RBI

2 Stars: Hillsboro RHP Riley Smith 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, GS 67, W (1-0)

1 Stars: Hillsboro 2B Yan Sanchez 2 for 4, 3B, HR (1), BB, 4 RBI, 2 R

0 Stars: Reno SS Ketel Marte 0 for 5, 1 K

Reno Aces 9, Las Vegas 51s 4: The Aces got solid starting pitching from lefty Eric Jokisch with 6 innings of 3-run ball with 6 strikeouts. The offense came in the form of Zach Borenstein having the most productive day at the plate in his life, with a 3 for 3 day that had him falling a double short of the cycle. He drove in 5 of the Aces’ 9 runs, 3 coming in a 4th inning home run. Christian Walker added a double and homer in the game as well, driving in 2. Despite the strong game from the Reno regulars, the bad news was AJ Pollock lasted only through the top of the 1st before being pulled with an injury currently described as right-quad tightness and is day-to-day.

Hillsboro Hops 9, Everett Aqua Sox 2: Riley Smith allowed 1 run in 6 innings, walking none and striking out 4. The Hops used a 5-run 4th inning to blow the game open, which Yan Sanchez capped off with a 2-out, 2-run homer to make it 7-1. Domingo Leyba had 3 hits and drove in a run as well and has at least one hit in all 4 rehab games and could be joining Jackson as they get back from their All-Star break.

Missoula Osprey 4, Billings Mustangs 5: Andy Yerzy got the scoring started with a 2-run homer in the top of the first inning. On the mound, Luis Madero gave a serviceable outing with 3 runs in 5 innings. After falling behind 4-2, the Osprey scored twice in the top of the 7th to tie the game at 4, taking advantage of sloppy defense from young baseball players. The score would remain that way until the Mustangs plated a run in the 9th thanks to a young pitcher doing young pitcher things and losing his composure on the mound with 1 out when a stolen base, wild pitch, and balk lead to the winning run scoring from 1st.