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Minor League Recap 5/4/2018

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Reno, Visalia, and Kane County all won holding their opponents to just one run, while Jackson was less fortunate

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Kevin Cron had a solid night at the plate for Reno, batting 2-5 with a pair of doubles
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Snake Stars

3 Stars: Stephen Smith 3-4 with two doubles

2 Stars Keven Cron 2-5 with two doubles

1 Star Dominic Miroglio 3-5

0 Stars Anthony Recker 0-3 with 3 walk

Tacoma Rainiers 1, Reno Aces 10

Reno’s pitching was very solid, even if they didn’t need to be thanks to the offensive explosion. Jake Buchanan pitched seven innings, giving up one run on 5 hits and 3 walks, and struck out 4 batters. Neftali Feliz pitched scoreless eighth and ninth inning, giving a up hit and a walk, while striking out two.

The Reno offense broke out in this game, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the third after the Rainiers scored in the top of the inning. Reno would add two more in the fourth, three more in the fifth, and then one more in the sixth to make it ten runs. Kevin Cron went 2-5 with a pair of doubles, Evan Marzilli went 2-4 with a walk and stolen base, and catcher Anthony Recker went 0-3 with 3 walks.

Montgomery Biscuits 6 Jackson Generals 2

Really not a great game for the generals, with Third baseman Kevin Medrano and manager Shelley Duncan were thrown out in the ninth inning by the home plate umpire, and the Generals offense not getting it done, and a rough outing for Taylor Widener. Widener got the ball, pitching 5.2 innings, striking out six and walking none, but got hit hard, giving up three runs on a cycle of hits, giving up a walk, a double, a triple, and a home run. Joel Payamps followed pitching 2.1 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and a walk. Yoan Lopez pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out two, but gave up a hit, a walk, and balked a runner over.

Only four hits by the Generals, with Jose Vinicio going 2-4 and Kevin Medrano hitting a double and Galli Cribbs hitting a triple.

Visalia Rawhide 8, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1

This was an all around great team performance for the Rawhide, with great pitching, and great hitting. Kevin McCanna got the start, pitching 5.2 innings, and giving up one run on four hits and three walks, and struck out seven batters. All the damage came on a solo homer in the sixth inning. Kevin Ginkel pitching 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two and lowering his ERA to 0.55 on the season. Wei-Chieh Huang pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two, but walked two. Robby Sexton got the ball in the ninth, and pitched a scoreless inning striking out two.

Every Visalia batter reached base in this one. Stephen Smith was 3-4 with a pair of doubles, and Dominic Miroglio was 3-5. Daulton Varsho was 1-5 and stole his ninth base of the year.

Kane County Cougars 2, Great Lakes Loons 1

Kane County scored two runs in the second, and thanks to some solid hitting, and excellent night from catcher Renae Martinez, the Cougars held onto win. Renae Martinez was 1-3, hitting a 2 run home run in the second, and gunned down three runners on the base paths.

Jhoan Duran got the start and pitched four innings, striking out four, while surrendering one run on one hit and three walks. Matt Peacock pitched three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out two. Carlos Bustamante pitched a scoreless eighth inning, walked one and struck out two. Matt Brill pitched a scoreless ninth inning, walking and striking out a batter.