3 Stars: Visalia RHP Jon Duplantier 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, GS 74, W (2-0)
2 Stars: Reno LF Jeremy Hazelbaker 3 for 3, 2 2B, HR (6), BB, 2 RBI, R
1 Star: Jackson C Michael Perez 3 for 5, HR (1), RBI, R
0 Stars: Reno RHP Braden Shipley 5 IP, 10 H, 8 R (8 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, GS 1, L (5-5)
Pavin Smith: 0 for 3, BB, 2 K
Reno Aces 4, El Paso Chihuahuas 10: Braden Shipley struggled from the get-go, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits, with 4 of those hits against him leaving the ballpark. That put the Aces in too big a hole to climb out of, although Jeremy Hazelbaker was a rare bright spot, hitting a 6th inning inside the park home run. Overall, he finished with 2 doubles and that home run, but the rest of the offense wasn’t able to get going either.
Jackson Generals 5, Montgomery Biscuits 8: After two solid starts, Keller turned in a mediocre one, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits in 4 1⁄3 innings. However, the Generals were able to fight their way back in the game with single tallies in the 5th-7th innings. Michael Perez belted out his homer of the year to tie the game at 5. Unfortunately, Yuhei Nakaushiro was unable to keep the game tied in the top of the 8th, committing a throwing error that led to 3 unearned runs scoring.
Visalia Rawhide 5, Modesto Nuts 1: The Rawhide scored 2 runs in the first inning, which was more than enough support than Jon Duplantier needed to beat Modesto. He turned in arguably his best performance of the year, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 7 in 7 strong innings. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer, but that was after the Rawhide built a 5-0 lead. The Rawhide offense took advantage of strong baserunning and situational hitting to score their runs in the game, stealing 3 bases and getting 3 hits with runners in scoring position. Sergio Alcantara went 3 for 4 with a walk, stole 3rd as part of a double steal, and scored a pair of runs.
Kane County Cougars 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 3: All of the scoring took place in the first 4 innings. Unfortunately Emilio Vargas gave up 1 more run than the Bowling Green starter. The two bullpens were fantastic, with the Cougars pen pitching 4 scoreless. The Cougars had a couple chances late in the game, but Anfernee Grier was thrown out at home in the 5th and a pair of scoring opportunities going by the wayside in the final 2 innings.
Hillsboro Hops 0, Eugene Emeralds 2: The Hops offense were unable to put runs across the board. Hops hitters only picked up 5 hits and 4 walks and struck out 10 times. Tyler Keele allowed 2 runs in 6 1⁄3 innings, although one of them scored after he left the game.
Missoula Osprey 12, Ogden Raptors 7: The Osprey got a solid performance rom Tyler Vail, who allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings with 6 strikeouts. At the same time, the offense went gangbusters on the Raptors, every starter picking up at least one hit in the game. The bottom 2⁄3 of the lineup plated 10 of the 11 runs in the game. Andy Yerzy doubled twice and scored 3 runs in a 3 for 6 day at the plate. And all of that was with their best prospect not in the lineup too.