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Minor League Recap 4/24/2018: The Bain in Kane stays mainly in the zone

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Snake Stars
☆☆☆: Jeff Bain, Kane County: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, W (1-0)
☆☆: Luis Silverio, Kane County: 3-for-5, two R, TPL, five RBI
☆: Ryan Atkinson, Jackson: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, L (1-1)
0 stars: Erbert Gonzalez, Kane County: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, SO

Triple-A Reno: scheduled off-day.

Double-A Jackson 1, Chattanooga 2. The Generals’ win streak ended at nine games, as the offense went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. All the runs came in the first two innings. Ryan Atkinson went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and seven strikeouts, but took the loss, evening his record at 1-1. Yuhei Nakaushiro had two hitless relief innings, Mason McCullough and Colin Poche put up zeroes. But outside of 2B Kevin Medrano, who had half of Jackson’s six hits and is now batting .391, there wasn’t much doing on offense. SS Jose Vinicio drove in the home team’s only run, with a double in the second.

High-A Visalia 3, Lancaster 9. After keeping the game scoreless through four, the Rawhide allowed three runs in three consecutive innings. Riley Smith was the main victim, being tagged for six runs on six hits and two walks over six frames, striking out three. Meanwhile, the offense couldn’t muster anything of note through eight innings, before finally ending the shutout in the ninth - by scoring three runs, naturally. CF Marcus Wilson had a pair of hits, and 3B Drew Ellis a pair of walks, though the latter was also caught stealing. Robbie Sexton pitched 1.2 scoreless frames in relief, with a couple of K’s.

A-ball Kane County 11, Quad Cities 3. It only took 2.2 innings into this game before every Cougar had a hit, racing to a 6-0 lead. Meanwhile, Jeff Bain shut down the River Bandits, holding them to three hits over five innings, with no walks - the last is a big improvement, having walked 10 during his first 8.1 IP. He struck out six. Erbert Gonzalez couldn’t find the strike-zone, walking three of five batters faced in the seventh, and all three scored, but DH Luis Silverio restored the lead, clearing the bases with a triple. He had five RBI, with Silverio, RF William Gorman and SS Yan Sanchez all getting three knocks, as the Cougars had 16 hits in total. Matt Peacock notched a five-out save, despite the eventual eight-run margin!