☆☆☆: Jon Duplantier, Jackson - 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, W (2-0)
☆☆: Luis Silverio, Kane County - 2-for-4, R, HR (4), TPL, two RBI
☆: Sam McWilliams, Visalia - 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 SO
0 stars: Jayson McKinley, Kane County - 1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, L (0-1)
Triple-A Reno 3 @ Sacramento 8. An ugly outing for Braden Shipley, who allowed four home-runs in five innings, and was charged with all eight River Cats runs. He scattered nine hits and a walk, with five K’s, though did also hit a triple. The Aces had only two at-bats with a runner in scoring position. CF Socrates Brito had a pair of hits, and RF Yasmany Tomas did make the scoreline slightly more respectable, getting a two-run single with two outs in the ninth. Bradin Hagens tossed three scoreless innings of mop-up relief, with a trio of strikeouts.
Double-A Jackson 6 @ Mississippi 1. Jon Duplantier’s season may have been delayed due to a hamstring issue, but he’s making up for lost time. An unearned run was all the damage over his five innings here, as he allowed four hits (all singles) and a walk, with eight K’s. The bullpen backed him with four scoreless frames, two from Gabe Speier, and the offense kicked the doors down in the fifth, breaking a 1-1 tie with five tallies. That included a HBP and two wild pitches, each scoring a run. 1B Matt Jones and 3B Juniel Querecuto had two hits apiece, the latter also stealing a base.
High-A Visalia 1, Lancaster 3. Miguel Aguilar’s poor control proved costly, as he walked the bases loaded, then walked in the go-ahead run in the seventh. Sam McWilliams had a dominant outing, fanning 12 over 5.2 innings of one-run ball, on four hits and a walk, but got a no-decision. Austin Mason worked 1.2 scoreless frames, but Tommy Eveld gave the Jethawks an insurance run in the ninth. The Rawhide managed only five hits, with their run coming on CF Marcus Wilson’s first home-run of the year, in the fourth. He also had the team’s only walk.
A-ball Kane County 3, Quad Cities 6. Starter Brian Shaffer was done out of a W, after holding the River Bandits to one run in six innings, on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. He left with a 3-1 lead, but Jayson McKinley was tagged for five runs in his inning of work, and took the loss. CF Luis Silvero had his fourth homer and also tripled, driving in two runs, and SS Jasrado Chisholm had a pair of hits for the Cougars. But the home team were 1-for-12 with RISP, and also had an ugly K:BB ratio in this one of 14:0. C Tim Susnara picked up a golden sombrero.