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Minor League Recap 5/11/2018: Blown Saves and Kane County Come Backs

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Jon Duplantier had a great start loss due a blown save, Visalia starter Riley Smith would have an excellent start once again, while the Cougars won in extra innings

Brito breaks bat
Socrates Brito was 3-4 with a triple for the Reno Aces
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Snake Stars

4 Stars Riley Smith: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K

3 Stars Pavin Smith 3-3 with a double and two walks

2 Star Jamie Westbrook 2-4 with a double and a homerun

1 Star Kris Medlin gave up 5 runs in 5.1 innings

0 Stars -Yoan Lopez gave up walk off Grand Slam

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Kris Medlin stunk up the joint again, giving up four runs in the first inning and another run in the third to make 5-0 in the third inning. Stefan Crichton would pitch 1.1 perfect innings of relief, striking out all four batters he faced. Neftali Feliz would pitch two perfect innings himself, though he would only strike out three out of the six batters he faced.

Socrates Brito was 3-4 with a triple and a stolen based. Michael Perez was 2-3 with a walk. Kevin Cron was also 2-3 at the plate as well.

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Jon Duplantier had a solid start, pitching 5.0 innings, and giving up two runs on six hits, and striking out four, while issuing zero walks. Michael Dimock pitched a perfect inning, striking out two. Kirby Bellow followed with two perfect innings of his own, also striking out two. Yoan Lopez unfortunately had a bad outing with poor control. Lopez got the first out on a pop out, walked the second, got the third on a line out. Then he hit the fourth batter with a pitch, and with runners on first and second threw a wild pitch. Lopez intentionally walked the next batter, only to give up a grand slam, losing the game.

Jamie Westbrook had a nice night at the plate, going 2-4 with a double and a home run. Kevin Medrano was also 2-4. Juniel Querecuto was 2-4 with a double as well. Galli Cribbs had the only other hit of the night, going 1-3 at the plate.

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Riley Smith got the start, tossing six innings, giving up one run on 3 hits and walk, while striking out. Wei-Cheih Huang, Kevin Ginkel, and Josh Taylor would each toss a scoreless inning,

Pavin Smith had a nice game, going 3-3 with a double and a walk. Drew Ellis would reach base twice witha single and a walk. Marcus WIlson was 2-5. Daulton Varsho would go 0-4 on the night.

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The Cougars were down 4-1 in the 9th inning, and scored three runs in the ninth to tie the game up and send the game in extra innings. The ball game would go to the eleventh inning before any more runs were scored, when the Tincaps scored a run in the top of the inning. The Cougars would battle back again in the bottom of the inning, tying the game up at 5-5 and sending the game to the twelfth inning. The Tincaps were unable to score another run again in the top of the inning, but the Cougars battled back and scored another run, winning the game 6-5.

Mack Lemeiux got the start, and pitched 5 innings, giving up four runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, while striking out four. Abraham Almonte pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, and striking out four. Breckin Williams pitched two scoreless inning as well, walking one and striking out two. Jordan Watson pitched two innings in the tenth and the eleventh, giving up up a run on a hit and a walk, and also struck out four. Cole Bartlett pitched a scoreless twelfth, getting the first two outs on the first batter, thanks to a bunt pop up double play, and then the second on a line out, earning the win.

Yoel Yanqui was 2-4 with a double and a walk, Jazz Chisholm was 1-4 with a double and a walk. Gabriel Maciel, Luis Alejandro Basebe, Tim Susnara, and Ernie De La Trinidad all reached base twice with a single and a walk,