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Minor League Recap 5/12/2018: Visalia Battles Back

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Reno and Visalia had two close wins, Jackson is shut out, and Kane County is rained out

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks-Media Day
Taylor Clarke had a strong start, pitching 7 innings, giving up one run on two hits, and striking out 9
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Snake Stars

3 Stars Taylor Clarke 7.0 IP one run, two hits and a walk, 9 Ks

2 stars Christian Walker 2-3, walk, double, home run

1 star Kevin Medrano 2-4

0 stars Jared Miller 1.0 IP 0 runs scored, 2 walks and throwing error

El Paso Chihuahuas 1 Reno Aces 2

Taylor Clarke pitched seven excellent innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk, while striking out 9. The lone run Clarke gave up was a solo home run in the fourth inning. Taylor Clarke was also 1-3 at the plate. Jared Miller came on in the eighth and loaded the bases, thanks to two walks and a throwing error, but got out of the inning without any runners scoring thanks to a bunt force out, and a double play to end the inning. Braden Hagins replaced Jared Miller in the ninth, walking a batter, but allowing no hits or runs, and striking out two.

Almost all the offense came from Christian Walker, who was 2-3 with a walk, doubled in a runner and had a solo home run. Socrates Brito did reach base twice, going 1-3 with a walk, and a run scored.

Mississippi Braves 2 Jackson Generals 0

Justin Donatella pitched five and a third innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out five. Yuhei Nakaushiro pitched two thirds of an inning, surrendering a hit that allowed an inherited runner to score. Mason McCullough pitched a scoreless inning, walking a batter and striking out two. Sam Lewis pitched two perfect innings, striking out two.

Although the Generals’ pitching was good, the Braves’ pitching was even better. Braves pitching shut out Generals batters, and allowed just five hits and a walk. Kevin Medrano was the only batter to have any success, with a pair of singles in four at-bats. Daniel Robertson, Rudy Flores, and Galli Cribbs all had a single each in four at-bats. Marcus Littlewood had the lone walk in the game.

Visalia Rawhide 6 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5

Connor Grey pitched four innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits, walking none, while striking out five. Tyler Mark gave up three hits and walk, while striking out two in his 1.2 innings of work. Junior Garcia pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Tommy Eveld struck out two, but would give up a run in the eighth on a two hits(one a solo hr), tying the game at 5-5. The Rawhide would rally back scoring a run, making the score 6-5. Kevin Ginkel would get the ball in the ninth, pitching a perfect inning, striking out one.

Drew Ellis had a good day at the plate, going 2-4 with a double. Stephen Smith was 2-3. Marcus Wilson was 1-4 with a walk. Camden Duzenack was 1-5 with a stolen base. Daulton Varsho was 0-4 for with a walk. Pavin Smith was hitless and did not reach base.

Forth Worth @ Kane County Rained Out

Saturday’s afternoon game between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Kane County Cougars cancelled due to rain.