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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-League Round-up, 8/25: All Hopped Up

Few teams in pro ball have been more successful than the Hillsboro Hops over the past five years.

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Snake Stars

☆☆☆: Jeff Bain, Visalia - 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO, W (4-2)
☆☆: Geraldo Perdomo, Hillsboro - 3-for-4, two R, HR, three RBI
☆: Blaze Alexander, Missoula - 4-for-4, two DBL, two RBI
0 stars: Juan Padron, DSL D-backs2 - 0-for-3, two SO, two E

Triple-A Reno 5 @ Albuquerque 3. The Aces were shutout through six, but were still in the game due to Matt Koch, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball on four hits and a walk with five K's. They then scored two in the seventh and three in the eighth. SS Ildemaro Vargas had a pair of doubles, with LF Socrates Britao also getting two hits and Brito's two-run double in the eighth a key knock. Jimmie Sherfy got the final five outs for his 15th save.

Double-A Jackson 4 @ Birmingham 2. The Generals started fast, scoring four in the first, capped by RF Jason Morozowski’s two-run double. Though the Barons responded with two in the bottom half, that was all they’d get off Bo Takahashi. He worked 5.2 innings, scattering seven hits and a walk with five K’s. DH Rudy Flores hit his 16th homer in the fifth, a two-run shot. He, LF Jay Gonzalez and C Dominic Miroglio all had two hits, while Bud Jeter struck out three in the ninth.

High-A Visalia 5, Stockton 0. Jeff Bain pitched six no-hit innings to get the W for the Rawhide. He walked three and struck out eight. Though Carlos Bustamante lost the no-hitter, he struck out five over two innings, and Mason McCullough completed the two-hit shutout. LF Adam Walton hit his 5th home-run, driving in two runs, while also walking and stealing a base for Visalia, and 1B Pavin Smith had two RBI.

A-ball Kane County 2 @ Cedar Rapids 6. The Cougars fell behind to a three-run Kernels first, as Jayson McKinley struggled. He was BABIP’d to death, being tagged for 11 hits and five runs over 4.2 innings, though walked none and struck out six. LF Ryan Grotjohn hit his sixth home-run in the fifth inning, and also singled, though was caught stealing. 2B Jose Caballero doubled and singled, raising his average to .340, but Kane County was 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

A-short Hillsboro 4, Everett 3. The Hops won their franchise record ninth straight game, and with it, clinched their eighth Northwest League division half-season title over the last five years. This was tight, as they trailed 3-2 after four. But a two-run homer from SS Geraldo Perdomo, his second, gave Hillsboro the lead in the fifth, and they held on for the W. Harrison Francis got the last 15 outs, holding the AquaSox scoreless on three hits and two walks with four K’s. Perdomo finished the night with three hits and three RBI.

Rookie Missoula 3 @ Great Falls 6. A four-run second off Deyni Olivera due the Osprey too large a hole to climb out of. He gave up five hits over 1.2 innings, though had four K's. Landon Whitson held the Voyagers to one run over 4.1 relief innings. SS Blaze Alexander continued his torrid pace, with four hits, including two doubled, driving in a pair. 3B Eddie Hernandez doubled and singled.

DSL D-backs. D-backs1 beat the Orioles 6-4, scoring twice in each of the first three innings. SS Jose Reyes hit his fifth homer and singled, with C Ramses Malave doubling and singling. Eurys Henriquez allowed two runs (one earned) over four innings, on two hits with one walk and eight K’s. D-backs2 lost to the Mets2, 5-4 in 10 innings. LF Ismael Jaime had two hits and an RBI. Roaldo Carvajal tossed three hitless innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.