★★★: Brian Shaffer, Kane County - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, W (4-5)
★★: Kenny Hernandez, Hillsboro - 5.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
★: Kevin Cron, Reno - 3-for-4, two R, HR, three RBI, BB,
0 stars: Tyler Jandron, Missoula: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, L (1-2).
Triple A Reno 10, Sacramento 9. The Aces roared out to a 8-0 lead at the end of four, thanks to home-runs from 1B Kevin Cron (#15) and 2B Kristopher Negron (#8). But the River Cats roared back, pulling to within one at the seventh-inning stretch, and tied things up in the ninth, before LF Yasmany Tomas’s walk-off sacrifice fly (below) scored PR Kevin Medrano. Jake Buchanan scattered 11 hits and a walk over six innings, allowing six runs and striking out two. Cron had three hits and a walk, as did 3B Juniel Querecuto, and Negron added two hits and a walk.
Double-A Jackson 3, Tennessee 16. This one got ugly late - Brian Ellington managed to be charged with five earned runs in the ninth on one hit! - but wasn’t pretty early. Starter Ryan Atkinson gave up seven runs in 4.1 innings, on five hits (including three homers) and four walks, with four K’s. 1B Rudy Flores doubled and singled, CF Ben DeLuzio walked three times and LF Jamie Westbrook hit his 13th homer.
High-A Visalia 1 @ Lake Elsinore 2. Emilio Vargas took a tough loss, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings, on seven hits and a walk, with seven K’s. Tyler Mark got four scoreless outs. The Rawhide had nine hits, but were 1-for-11 with RISP. They left the tying run in scoring position in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings here. C Dominic Miroglio and DH Ramon Hernandez both doubled and singled for the Rawhide.
A-ball Kane County 4, Clinton 1. Brian Shaffer was stellar, striking out nine batters over six innings of shutout ball. He allowed only two hits and one walk. Cole Bartlett lost the shutout in the seventh and Rafael Pujols got the save despite walking the bases loaded. The Cougars scored three in the first, all the offense they would need. CF Gabriel Maciel and RF Ernie De La Trinidad each had two walks.
A-short Hillsboro 5, Salem-Keizer 4 (10). After a rough start, with a three-run first, the Hops got 5.1 scoreless innings from Kenny Hernandez on five hits and a walk with three K’s. Hillsboro got one in the third, then took the lead with a three-run fifth. However, the Volcanoes tied things up in the eighth, and it needed a Jose Caballero ground-out to push across a run in the 10th. Kai-Wei Lin then worked a perfect 10th for his first save. CF Tra Holmes doubled, singled and walked, but was caught stealing twice.
Rookie Missoula 5 @ Great Falls 8. The Osprey outhit the Voyagers 14-10, with CF Jesus Marriaga and 2B Eddie Hernandez getting a double and two singled apiece, the latter also stealing a base. Edgar Martinez had a good start, holding the opposition to one run over six innings, on four hits and a walk with three K’s. But Tyler Jandron didn’t retire any of the five batters he faced, and all of them scored.
AZL - off day
DSL, The D-backs1 roster lost 9-5 to the Padres, despite RF Cristian Heredia having two hits and driving in four runs. 2B Victor Nova had two hits and scored twice. Daniel De La Cruz was the best pitcher, allowing one run over 2.2 innings. The D-backs2 squad edged the Mets 5-4, with Michael Gelabert allowing an unearned run over five innings, on two hits and a walk with nine K’s. Jhonny Valdez notched an eight-out save. C Sandy Martinez singled twice, and LF Richard Caraballo walked twice.