★★★: Eudy Ramos, Kane County - 3-for-5, two R, DBL, HR, two RBI
★★: Ben DeLuzio, Jackson - 3-for-7, two R, DBL, HR, two RBI
★: Riley Smith, Visalia - 6 IP, 6 H, R, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
0 stars: Bryan Valdez, Hillsboro - 2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
Triple-A Reno 10, Sacramento 5. C Michael Perez led the offense, with three hits, including his sixth homer, and three RBI. 3B Kevin Cron had a pair of doubles and also drove in three, as a six-run third blew the doors off this one. Matt Koch got the W for six innings of two-run ball, allowing only one hit, with four walks and six strikeouts. Randall Delgado threw one pitch to get one out, in what may be his final rehab appearance, as he can’t be kept in the minors for very much longer.
Double-A Jackson 9, Tennessee 8 (12). A real thriller here, after the teams ended regulation tied at five. The Smokies scored in the 10th, but CF Evan Marzilli scored on a sacrifice fly to keep the game going. Tennessee scored two in the 12th, but RF Ben DeLuzio’s first homer of the year tied things up. The next three Generals reached before 3B Josh Prince delivered a walk-off single. DeLuzio was a triple short of the cycle, LF Daniel Robertson had three hits and 1B Rudy Flores drew FIVE walks. Bo Takahashi allowed two runs over five innings, while Bud Jeter and Yoan Lopez each threw two scoreless frames.
High-A Visalia 2 @ Lake Elsinore 3 (11). Not quite so lucky were the Rawhide. They scored a run in the eighth to force extras, then took the lead in the 10th on an RBI single by Mark Karaviotis, who had three of Visalia’s five hits. But Tommy Eveld couldn’t hold it in the 10th, and the first Storm batter he faced in the 11th singled to drive in the runner from second. Riley Smith pitched well, allowing one run over six innings, on six hits, two walks and four K’s. Junior Garcia tossed two hitless innings.
A ball Kane County 7 @ Clinton 4. 1B Eudy Ramos finished a triple short of the cycle, as the Cougars had 13 hits. CF Gabriel Maciel, 3B Yan Sanchez, LF Ryan Grotjohn and 2B Jancarlos Cintron got two each, and DH Luis Silverio hit his third homer. Jhoan Duran allowed one run over 5.2 innings, on four hits and four walks with four K’s. Erbert Gonzalez struck out two of the three he faced in the ninth for his first save.
A short Hillsboro 1, Kaiser-Salem 15. [This recap intentionally left blank]
Rookie Missoula 5, Great Falls 6 (10). The Osprey jumped out to a two-run lead in the first, but then trailed 4-2 before a three-run fifth, including a two-run shot by C Zachery Almond. The Voyagers tied things up in the seventh, and were able to squeak out a win in the 11th. 3B Buddy Kennedy and 2B Cesar Garcia had two hits; CF Jesus Marriaga had a hit and two walks. Landon Whitson allowed one run over three innings and Justin Garcia tossed a scoreless ninth.
AZL D-backs 6 @ Cubs2 8. DH Alex Thomas had three hits, and 3B Jon Gillette drove in three runs, but a four-run seventh off Liu Fuenmayor and Raibel Custodio let this one get away. Starter Harrison Francis worked four innings, scattering six hits and two walks, for three runs with three strikeouts. LF Jay Gonzalez had two hits, a walk and an SB; 2B Blaze Alexander singled and walked three times; C Luvin Valbuena had a pair of hits.
DSL. Three games here. Dbacks1 went down 7-5 to the White Sox. 3B Neyfy Castillo tripled, singled and walked, and 2B Alexander Amador had two hits and a SB. Victor Rodriguez allowed two runs over five innings. Dbacks2 played a 7-inn double-header against a Phillies roster. They won one game 11-3, with C Andy Garcia getting two hits, including a triple, and two walks. Rigoberto Borbolla struck out seven over five innings of two-run ball. But they lost the other 5-4 in extras, despite scoring twice in the seventh to tie things up. They managed only three hits; CF Carlos Goris got one and two walks. Cristian Pacheco gave up four hits and two walks with one strikeout over four innings, allowing two runs.