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Minor League Recap 4/14/2018: Cold Weather Edition

The Jackson Generals won big, while once again a Kane County game was postponed due to cold

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Socrates Brito seen here relaxing in the Dugout, had an inside the park home run in tonight’s Reno Aces Game
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Snake Stars

  • Three Stars Juniel Querecuto, 2B Jackson Generals, 3-5 with a double
  • Two Stars Sam Lewis, RHP Jackson Generals 5 IP 2 hits(1 HR), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 ER
  • One Star Socrates Brito 1-4 with an inside-the-park home run
  • Zero Stars Jack Mayfield, SS Reno Aces 0-3 with two strike outs

Reno Aces 1 Fresno Grizzlies 4

Socrates Brito hit an Inside-the-Park home run to get the Aces on the board in the second, but the Aces couldn’t muster any more offense than that. but the Grizzlies would get on board with a run in the fourth to tie it up, and would score 3 more in the bottom of the eighth on a three homer. Kris Medlin did have a solid start which is good news in light of Walker leaving the game tonight. Medlin pitched 5.2 innings, giving up just the one run, walking two while striking out five. Yasmany Tomas started at first again and went 2-3. Catcher Antony Recker also went 2 for 3. Socrates Brito was 1-4, with the sole hit being his aforementioned inside the park home run. LHP Jared Miller pitched 1.1 innings, striking out two and walking one, while allowing no runs. RHP Stefan Crichton pitched an inning but coughed up the 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth, taking the loss.

Jackson Generals 10, Tennessee Smokies 2

Sam Lewis was much more dominant than the box score suggests. He cruised through the first four innings, and really only got into trouble in the fifth, when he gave up a home run after issuing a walk. All together he pitched 5.0 innings, striking out six while walking two batters and giving up two hits, with one unfortunately being a home run. Thankfully for Lewis. the Generals offense came alive through out the game, collecting 14 hits and putting ten runs across the plate. Jamie Westbrook was 3-5 Juniel Querecuto was 3-5 with a double Marty Herum 2-4 with a double. Matt Jones 1-4 with a home run

Visalia Rawhide 2 Modesto Nuts 1

The Rawhide got two runs on the board, and that was enough for them to hold and win this one. Connor Grey had a solid, if unimpressive start, allowing one run on seven hits and one walk, while striking out none in 5.1 innings pitched. Randall Delgado worked a scoreless inning one hit and one walk. Kevin Ginkil worked a clean, scoreless inning, striking out two and earning a hold. Keegan Long had a little more trouble. walking two batters, but still worked a scoreless inning, striking out one and earning the save. It was a quite night for the Rawhide’s offense, with just two players reaching base more than once, and no extra base hits. Second baseman Adam Walton was 3-4, and scored one of the games two runs. Right fielder Stephen Smith was 2-3 and scored the games other run.

Kane County Cougars Beloit Snappers Postponed Due to Cold

For the third time this year, Kane County has a game cancelled due to cold weather. The Cougars will play a doubleheader against the Beloit Snappers tomorrow to make up tonight’s game.