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Minor League Recap 7/22/2018: Ryan Grotjohn hits a walk off home run for Kane County

Ryan Grotjohn hit a two run walk off home run in a come from behind win in extra innings for Kane County

Diamondbacks affiliates were 3-7 with the two Dominican Summer League teams having the day off.

Snake Stars

Pitcher of the day: Harrison Francis 4.2 innings 3h 1 BB 9 Ks

Hitter of the day: Zach Shannon 3-5 with two home runs

Reno Aces 6 Las Vegas 51s 15

Anthony Vasquez gave up 10 runs in five innings. After a four run first inning in which he gave up three doubles, Vasquez had awful fifth inning, giving up three walks, a hit by pitch, a triple, and back to back homeruns and a grandslam. Tyler Keele would give up a three run homer in the sixth, and a two run home run in the eighth. Jimmy Shirfy would finish out the eighth inning without any more damage. Kristopher Negron made a non pitcher pitching appearance, and pitched a scoreless inning in the ninth, though he walked a batter. Christian Walker doubled and homered, Kevin Cron and Rey Fuentes were 2-5 with a double.

Jackson Generals 2 Birmingham Barons 6

Ryan Atkinson gave up four runs on five hits and five walks, and hit two batters in three and two thirds innings. Bud Jeter finished out the fourth inning and pitched a scoreless fifth inning. The Barons add another run off Kirby Bellow in sixth, who went two thirds of an inning. Brian Ellington was only able to get one out after he completely lost control and walked two and hit a batter. The Barons would add one more run off Kevin Ginkel. Brad Goldberg and Daniel Gibson would pitch a scoreless eighth inning. Ben Deluzio, Kevin Medrano, and Marty Herum all had two hit nights.

Visalia Rawhide 9 Lancaster Jethawks 4

Conner Grey gave up one run on four hits and four walks, and struck six in the six innings he pitched. Miguel Aguilar struck out the side in seventh. The Jethawks would score two runs in the eighth off of Jordan Watson, and another run off of Carlos Bustamante.

Drew Ellis was 2-4 with a two run home run, Luis Alejandro Basabe was 2-4 with a double and a solo home run, and Stephen Smith was 1-5 with a solo home run of his own. Dominic Miroglio was 3-5.

Kane County Cougars 5 South Bend Cubs 4

This one went into extra innings as South Bend scored in the top of the tenth, but Ryan Grotjohn saved the day with a two run homer to walk them off. Jhoan Duran went four and two thirds innings, and gave up three runs (two earned). Cole Bartlett pitched three and third scoreless innings. Kyler Stout pitched the ninth and tenth. The aforementioned Ryan Grotjohn was 2-5 and Gabriel Maciel was 3-4 with a walk

Hillsboro Hops 3 Vancouver Canadians 5

Matt Tabor worked three innings, and gave up two hits and two walks and struck out five, though one of those hits was a solo home run. The Canadians would score another run off Yelson Santana, who pitched two innings. The Hops were ahead 3-2 briefly in the sixth, but West Tunnel would give up two runs in the bottom of the inning, and the Hops were never able to overcome that deficit. Justin Garcia would pitch a scoreless seventh inning and strike out two. The Canadians would add another run in the eighth off of Wesley Rodriguez. Francis Martinez was 3-4 with two doubles and Ryan Tufts was 2-4 with a homerun.

Missoula Osprey 8 Idaho Falls Chukars 12

Edgar Martinez got tagged for 10 runs across 3.1 innings, and was unable to get out of the fourth inning. Landon Whitson would give up a run in his 2.2 innings pitched, as would Tyler Jandron in his two innings pitched. Mailon Arroyo would have a scoreless inning in the ninth. Bad pitching took away the shine off, Zach Shannon who was 3-5 with two home runs. Buddy Kennedy was 2-3 with a walk and stolen base.

Azl Dbacks 12 @ Azl Mariners 0

Jon Duplantier was pitching here on rehab assignment, we’ll lead with the pitching. Jon pitched three innings, and gave up just a hit and struck out five. Harrison Francis followed up with an out short of five innings, scattering three hits and a walk, and struck out nine. Ryan Rici struck out the one batter her faced to end the eighth. Juan Araujo pitched a scoreless ninth inning, and struck out the 16th Mariners batter in the game. The Mariners pitching was wild in this game, with six walks, three hit batters , which along with the three errors and a wild pitch, the Dbacks took advantage of, going 8 for 18 with runners in scoring position Anfernee Greer was 2-4 with a triple and a double, Kevin Watson Jr was 3-4 with a double. L.T. Tolbert was 3-4 with a walk.