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Diamondbacks Minor-League, 4/28: No need for an Aces comeback

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Reno decided to score early, leading after their second batter stepped to the plate.

3 stars
☆☆☆: Anthony Vazquez, Reno: 6 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, W (1-1)
☆☆: Dominic Miroglio, Jackson: 2-for-4, R, RBI, HR, DBL
☆: Ryan Weiss, Kane County: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
0 stars: Tra Holmes, Kane County: 0-for-6 (in double-header), 2 SO

Triple-A Reno 6, Fresno 2. The Aces took an easier route to victory, Tim Locastro and Domingo Leyba going back-to-back to lead off the bottom of the first. They added three more in the second for a 5-1 lead, and cruised to victory thereafter. Anthony Vasquez allowed an unearned run in the first, then nothing more over six innings on just three hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. Joey Krehbiel struggled, allowing three of four batters faced to reach base, but there were scoreless frames for Stefan Crichton and Jimmie Sherfy. Last night’s hero CF Andrew Aplin had three hits, with Locastro adding a pair.

Double-A Jackson 3, Pensacola 8. Sam Lewis had a decent start, allowing one earned run, but four walks helped drive up his pitch count and he was lifted after 4.1 innings. He allowed two hits and struck out seven. The Blue Wahoos feasted on the Generals ‘pen, with three-run sixth and eighth innings, off Ryan Atkinson and Damien Magnifico respectively. DH Daulton Varsho hit his fourth home-run of the year in the sixth, a two-run shot, and C Dominic Miroglio added a solo shot with two outs in the ninth. LF Jamie Westbrook went 2-for-3 with a walk.

High-A Visalia 3 @ Lancaster 4. The Rawhide jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the first, courtesy of SS Jancarlos Cintron’s second HR and CF Jake McCarthy’s RBI groundout. But offense thereafter proved hard to find, with just an 8th inning RBI double by 2B Camden Duzenack the rest of the way. Meanwhile, the Jethawks chipped away after being held scoreless for four innings by Josh Green, and scored single tallies each of the next four innings. Green allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings, scattering seven hits and a walk with one K. Junior Garcia allowed the other two in his pair of relief frames. LF Mark Karaviotis had two hits and a walk.

A-ball Kane County 3/2, Cedar Rapids 2/3. The Cougars split the 7-inning double-header, both games finishing 3-2. The opener saw KC walk it off on a 3B Buddy Kennedy single, one of his two hits. Ryan Weiss tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision, on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Andy Toelken blew the save in relief, but vultured the W. The night-cap saw the scores reversed. The Kernels did all their damage in a three-run fifth, chasing Cougars’ starter after 4.1 innings; he allowed just one hit and struck out five, but walked four. Kane County got on the board in their final time up, scoring twice but stranding the tying run on third. CF Alek Thomas and 2B Eddie Hernandez had two hits apiece.