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Minor League Recap 9/9/2018: Visalia and Jackson Win, will play in California and Southern League Championships

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Visalia and Jackson both won their playoff series, and will advance to their respective League Championships

Jackson Generals 11 Montgomery 7

Jackson starter Bo Takahashi tossed five and third innings with only three hits and two earned runs allowed, an impressive outing under pressure considering his rough outings after his promotion to AA early in the regular season. After allowing a two-run homer in the bottom of the second, Takahashi retired 10 of the next 13 hitters to take Jackson into the sixth inning with a 6-2 lead. Michael Blazek would take over after Takahashi allowed a third run in the sixth, and would retire the next two batters to end the inning, but would allow three runs in the seventh. Ryan Atkinson, Miguel Aguilar, and Kevin Ginkel would pitched the final 2 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run, though an unearned run would score in the bottom of the ninth.

Jackson hit right out of the gates, score a run in the first, three runs in the second, and two runs third, and would later score five more runs in the seventh to cap off the offense. Evan Marzilli, Kevin Medrano, Dominic Miroglio, Jay Gonzalez, and Josh Prince all had multi-hit games, and there were five doubles and triple in the game.

The Generals will face the Biloxi Shuckers in the Southern League Championship.

Visalia Rawhide 3 Stockton Ports 0

Daulton Varsho hit a three run home run in the top of the first and then that was it as far as offense went, and the pitching staff would allow just two hits. Starting pitcher Sebastian Kessay proceeded to throw four and a third no-hit innings, though he did hit a batter and walked two, while striking out five. Breckin Williams would allow a hit to the first hitter he faced in the fifth inning, though he would pitch an inning and two thirds scoreless innings, and would strike out four batters. West Tunnel would pitch a perfect seventh and eighth, and Matt Brill would allow a hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

Visalia will next play Rancho Cucamonga in the California League Championship.

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