3 Stars: Hillsboro RHP Riley Smith 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, GS 81, W (4-3)
2 Stars: Visalia RHP Jon Duplantier 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, GS 77, W (4-0)
1 Star: Jackson LHP Alex Young 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, GS 55, L (7-6)
0 Stars: Kane County RHP Sam McWilliams 4 1⁄3 IP, 9 H, 7 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, GS 29, L (9-5)
Pavin Smith: 0 for 5, 2 K
Reno Aces 0, Oklahoma City Dodgers 4: Anthony Banda struck out 7 in 6 innings, but struggled to pitch with runners in scoring position and 2 out as the Dodgers picked up 3 RBI with 2 outs. Unfortunately for Banda, the Aces offense contributed jack and squat as they left 8 on base and went 0 for 5 with RISP despite out-hitting the Dodgers 7 to 6.
Jackson Generals 2, Mobile Baybears 4: Alex Young was decent, but an error snowballed into a 3-run 3rd inning, with all the runs unearned after that. The Generals had scored 2 runs in the first inning with a 2-run double from Kelly Dugan, but the offense could not start itself again and stalled out the other 8 innings. Josh Taylor and Drew Muren pitched scoreless innings in the loss.
Visalia Rawhide 3, Lake Elsinore Storm 0: Jon Duplantier and Yoan Lopez combined for a 9-hit shutout, striking out 15. Duplantier allowed 7 hits and struck out 9 in 7 innings, aided out by some double plays in addition to a perfect relay cutting down a runner at home plate. Daniel Lockhart and Matt McPhearson had RBI singles in the game, the latter coming off the bench as a defensive replacement.
Kane County Cougars 0, Beloit Snappers 8: Sam McWilliams got torched for 7 runs in 4 1⁄3 innings, allowing 9 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Unfortunately, the early struggles for McWilliams had a domino effect on the offense, which could not hit out of a paper bag. The Cougars mustered up 3 hits and a walk and only having 1 AB with a runner in scoring position for the game.
Hillsboro Hops 6, Boise Hawks 1: SSDD for this game, as late offense by the Hops combined with a strong pitching performance in which the starter allows 0 ER leads to a comfortable win. Riley Smith allowed just 2 hits in 7 innings with 7 strikeouts to earn the highest game score by a Hops pitcher this year. The Hops hitters couldn’t solve Garrett Schilling, but did pulverize the Hawks bullpen for 6 runs in the 6th-8th innings. Dalton Varsho had 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Missoula Osprey Off Day
AZL Dbacks 0, AZL Giants 5: Jhoan Duran allowed 4 runs in 4 innings on 8 hits and a walk while striking out 6. Unfortunately, the Dbacks were unable to hit like their MLB counterparts and were unable to scratch runs across. The team pick up 11 hits, all singles and had no way of manufacturing runs through stolen bases or walks.