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Minor League Recap 5/18/2018: Taylor Clarke, Hitter?

In addition to having a decent start aside from a three run home run. Taylor Clarke was 2-2 at the plate with a run scored

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Taylor Clarke was 2-2 with a run scored,
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Snake Stars

Three stars: Alex Young 8IP 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 k

Two Stars: Taylor Clarke Pitching: 5.0 IP, 3 runs, 8 hits 9:0 K:BB Hitting: 2-2 run scored

One Star Juniel Querecuto 1-5 with a triple, stole home base

Zero Stars: Michael Perez 0-5 with a strikeout

Reno Aces 9 Albuquerque Isotopes 7

Starting pitcher Taylor Clarke was 2-2 at the plate with a run scored, and struck out nine and walked none in 5.0 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits, but really all the damage came on a three run home run in the top of the fourth. Joey Krehbiel, came in on the sixth and gave up a walk to the first batter, then got the next batter out a flyball, he then proceed to strike out the next two batters, and struck out the side in the seventh. Quite impressive. Stefan Crichton would do the opposite of impress, giving up up a solo home run, a single, then a two run home run before getting any outs. Crichton would get the next two batters, before giving up another single and exiting the game. Jake Barrett would replace Crichton, and give up a triple allowing the inherited runner to score to before getting the final out of the eighth inning. Silvino Bracho would pitch a scoreless ninth, allowing a leadoff batter, and striking out two.

Besides the aforementioned Taylor Clarke’s 2-2 night at the plate, pretty much everyone in this game reached base at least once, though notably Ildemaro Vargas was 2-5 with a Homerun, Evan Marzelli was 3-3 with a walk and a double, and even Yasmany Tomas reached base twice with a hit and on an error. Only the old version of catcher Michael Perez failed to reach base, going 0-5 with a strike out and ground into a double play.

Jackson Generals 4, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1

Alex Young had a very nice night on the mound, giving up just three hits and walking two, while striking out seven in eight scoreless innings. Kirby Bellow pitched the ninth, striking out the first batter, then and gave up a run on a triple and a ground out, but would get the last batter out on a flyout.

In the third inning with one out the Generals would after Rudy Flores was hit by a pitch, Juniel Querecuto would triple, scoring Flores. Galli Cribbs would walk next. While MarcusLittlwood struck out, Quercuto would steal home, scoring the second run of the inning and Cribbs would steal second. In the fourth inning, the Generals would tack on two more runs with two outs thanks to a passed ball and a fielding error.

Modesto Nuts 2, Visalia Rawhide 0

Bo Takashi would pitch six solid innings, giving up just one run on four hits, while striking out nine and walking none. Miguel Aguilera would pitch the seventh, giving up a run on two walks and a hit. Tommy Eveld would pitch two scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out 3, and walking none.

Ramon Hernandez was 2-4 with a double the only rawhide extra base hit in the game, and Daulton Varsho was 2-3 was the only rawhide batter to draw a walk in the game, and the rest of the Rawhide batters combined were 2-24, with Marcus Wilson and Luis Silverio each with a hit.

Peoria Chiefs 4, Kane County Cougars 2

Tyler Keele made his first start of the season for the Cougars, and pitched six innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out a batter and walking none. Erbert Gonzalez pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.

Renae Martinez was 3-4 with a solo home run and Jancarlos Cintron was 1-4 with a walk and his own solo home run, accounting for the rest of the Cougars’ runs.