The affiliates went 2-8 with Reno getting rained out, only the Generals and Hops winning. This Recap will be truncated, and will skip the Snake Stars, since any noteworthy performances are already mentioned in the recaps.
Justin Donatella had a quality start, going 6 2⁄3 innings, with really the only blip being a lead off homerun in the second and another run later in the inning scoring after a Jamie Westbrook error. Kevin Ginkel would be perfect in an inning and a third, and struck out one. Kirby Bellow would pitch a 1-2-3 inning of his own in the ninth.
Domingo Leyba was 2-3 with a double, a two run home run, two walks, a stolen base and drove in three runs. Daniel Robertson was 3-5 with a double and drove in three runs. Ben Deluzio was two for five with a pair of stolen bases. Rudy Flores also had a nice night at the plate going 2-3 with a triple and knocked in a pair of runs.
The Rawhide managed to score four runs in the sixth to pull ahead of the Giants 6-4 in the top of sixth, but the Giants would score two more in the bottom of the inning for sixth run off of starter Matt Peacock. Peacock officially went 5 innings, giving up 6 runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out six and allowing two home runs. Matt Brill would pitch two innings, and give up one unearned run on an error by Adam Walton. The Giants would score another run off of Robby Sexton in eighth. Marcus Wilson was 3-5 with a home run. Drew Ellis was 1-4 with a double. Renae Martinez was 1-3 with a double and walk, but was caught stealing. Camden Duzenack singled and stole a base.
Mack Lemieux went seven innings, and gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk, and struck out four. Rafael Pujols pitched a scoreless, walking one and striking out two.
The Cougars scored two runs in the fourth to tie it up, and scored a run to make it 3-4 but couldn’t overcome the deficit completely. Gabriel Maciel was 2-3 with a walk and a stolen base. Jose Herrera was 1-4 with a home run and Eudy Ramos was 1-4 with a double.
The Dust Devils intentionally walked Joey Rose in the tenth to load the base, and then Francis Martinez literally walked in the winning run. Matt Mercer pitched a perfect inning to start the game, followed by a scoreless inning by Ryan Miller, who allowed a hit. Franklyn Soriano struck out six in four innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks. Luis Castillo pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and struck out three. Ethan Larrison worked a scoreless inning in the tenth, walking a batter, but struck out one and got the win.
Tra Holmes was 4-5 with a double and a triple. Jose Caballeros was 2-4 with double and a walk.
Starter Pedro Zorilla would get the game off to a bad start, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and walk in just two thirds of an inning. Trent Autry would get the final out of the first and pitch the second and third innings, giving up a run on two hits, and struck out two. Andy Toelken would pitch three innings, giving up just two hits and a walk. The Osprey would tie the game up at 4-4 in top of the seventh inning by scoring four runs, but the Raptors would score a run in the bottom of the inning, and six more in the eighth to make the score 11-4. Melvin Ovalles would have 7 runs (6 earned) scored against him in 1.2 innings on eight hits and two walks, while striking out two. Tyler Jandron pitched to one batter and got an out.
Alex Valdez pitched 3.2 innings, giving up 1 run on four hits and two walks, striking out six. Matt Ladrech pitched to two batters, and walked one, but got the final out of the fourth inning. Juan Araujo pitched two third of an inning, and gave up a run on a hit, walk, and wild pitch. Ryan Ricci pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit, and struck out two. Jhoendri Herrera pitched a scoreless inning, gave up a hit, and struck out one. Mailon Arroyo pitched two hitless, scoreless innings, walked a batter, and struck out two.
A ground rule double by Terence Connelly followed by a single by Blaze Alexander and a sac fly by William Gorman to score Connelly was the only real offense in the game by the AZL Dbacks. The Dbacks were held to just five hits, with two of them coming from Connelly.
The seven errors combined between both DSL squads can pretty much sum up the reasons why both teams lost. Both of these games were just plain sloppy. Let’s just skip these two games.