- 3 stars: Jay Gonzalez, Jackson - 2-for-3, two R, two BB, two SB
- 2 stars: Yasmany Tomas, Reno - 2-for-4, R, HR, two RBI
- 1 star: Alex Young, Jackson - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO (1-0)
- 0 stars: Wei-Chieh Huang, Visala - 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
Triple-A Reno 10, Fresno 2 - The Aces cruised to victory, after a five-run second inning gave them a 7-0 lead. 1B Christian Walker keyed that big inning with a two-run shot, and LF Yasmany Tomas repeated that in the fourth inning (below). He had two hits, while CF Socrates Brito got three hits and stole a base. DH Cesar Puello reached base three times, on a hit and two walks. Braden Shipley was the recipient of all this run support, but didn’t need it. He allowed a run over 5.1 innings, scattering seven hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Joey Krehbiel and Neftali Feliz tossed scoreless frames in relief.
Double-A Jackson 7, Jacksonville 3 - The Generals got 13 hits and five walks, their offense led by RF Jay Gonzalez who went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, also stealing two bases. 3B Marty Herum had a home-run, a double and a walk, and 2B Kevin Medrano hit the first home-run for our minor-leaguers, coming with one out in the first inning. Alex Young started against the Jumbo Shrimp (seriously, that’s their name!) and held them to three hits and a walk in five innings. He allowed one run, striking out four. Colin Poche was the most impressive of the relievers, striking out the side on 15 pitches in the eighth. Michael Dimock and Yoan Lopez also had scoreless innings for Jackson.
High-A Visalia 11, Rancho Cucamonga 9 - While the Rawhide led the whole way after the first, they had some nervous moments, as the Quakes wouldn’t go away. Fortunately, the Visalia offense were up to it, seven different players having a multi-hit game. 3B Drew Ellis had a pair of doubles, driving in three, and while DH Mark Karaviotis was hitless, he drew three walks. Starter Sam McWilliams did a five and dive for the win, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk, with five K’s, It was mostly ugly thereafter, but Austin Mason put up a zero in the eighth, and Josh Taylor got the save, stranding the tying run at first.
A-ball Kane County vs Clinton - Well, it should have been Opening Day all round, but the Cougars saw theirs postponed due to SNOW... It will be made up tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at 4 PM.