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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/17: Farm system of two halves

What looked a bad day at the upper levels, was rescued by wins on the lower floors.

Snake Stars

  • 3 stars: Daulton Varsho, Hillsboro - 4-for-5, R, three DBL, five RBI, SB
  • 2 stars: Mack Lemieux, Kane County - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, W (5-3)
  • 1 star: Drew Ellis, Hillsboro - 2-for-3, four R, DBL, HR, RBI, two BB, SB
  • 0 stars: Anthony Banda, Reno - 5 IP, 15 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, L (7-5)

Triple-A Reno 1, Salt Lake 7. Anthony Banda allowed a startling fifteen hits in only five innings of work, so was probably lucky only to be charged with seven runs. He walked one and fanned one. The Aces were always playing catch-up after allowing three in the top of the first, and CF Kristopher Negron’s seventh homer of the year was their only response. DH Oswaldo Arcia had two hits, and RF Zack Borenstein walked twice. Jared Miller and Erik Davis each tossed a pair of scoreless innings in relief.

Double-A Jackson 7, Montgomery 8. The Generals came back from 4-1 down to take the lead with a four-run fifth, but couldn’t hold that either. They entered the last of the ninth three down, and scored two, but stranded the tying run on third. RF Victor Reyes had three hits and scored three, 3B Travis Denlerdoubled, singled and drove in three. 2B Jamie Westbrook had two hits and a walk. Ivan Pineyro last four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits.

High-A Visalia 4, Lancaster 11. Bo Takahashi held the Jethawks to one earned run over six innings, but the Rawhide were burned by their bullpen and errors. The former allowed seven runs on nine hits over three frames, while three Visalia errors led to four unearned runs. RF Jason Morozowski had two doubles as he went 3-for-5, those being the Rawhide's only extra-base hits. Takahashi scattered six hits, walking none while striking out four.

A-ball Kane County 2, Dayton 1. All the scoring here was done by the end of the first, the Cougars responding to the Dragons opening the scoring with RBIs from 3B Ramon Hernandez and DH Manny Jefferson. That was enough for Mack Lemieux who held the opposition to one run over six innings, on three hits and a walk with seven K’s. Wei-Chieh Huang added two hitless innings and Trevor Simms notched his third save. RF Ben De Luzio and Hernandez each had two of Kane County's five hits.

A-short Hillsboro 9 @ Vancouver 2. A three-run first gots the Hops hopping, and they banged out 12 hits and six walks on the way to an easy win. DH Daulton Varsho led the way, driving in five with three doubles and a single. 3B Drew Ellis reached base four times, on two hits and two walks, including his third homer. Riley Smith pitched well, allowing five hits and two walks over six innings of one-run ball. He fanned one. Luis Castillo struck out three over his two perfect innings.

Rookie Missoula 7 @ Idaho Falls 5. The Osprey blew an early three-run lead, before 1B Francis Martinez’s first home-run of the year broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth. 3B Joey Rose also had a two-run shot, in the fifth, his fourth, and walked twice. C Dominic Miroglio had two hits, raising his average to .340. Kai-Wei Lin allowed three earned runs in six innings of nine-hit ball, with a walk and four strikeouts. Abraham Almonte retired all six batters faced to get his fourth save.