Diamondbacks affiliates went three for five on the day, with Reno losing and Jackson splitting the double header.
Pitcher Of The Day
Sam Lewis, Jackson Generals 4.0 scoreless innings pitched, four strike outs, one walk and four hits allowed.
Hitter Of The Day
Andy Young: 2-2 with home run and a walk
Vinny Nittoli got the start and was roughed up for six runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks in just three innings. The four earned runs came via long ball, with a two run homer in the first and third inning, and the unearned runs coming courtesy of errors by Abraham Almonte and Yasmany Tomas. Alex Young followed up with three scoreless inning, allowing just a hit and a walk, while striking out four. Robby Scott pitched an inning and a third scoreless innings, allowing a hit and two walks while striking out two. Rubby De La Rosa would allow a hit in two thirds of a scoreless innings.
The Aces only had three hits in the game, with two of them coming courtesy of Kevin Cron, who was 2-4 with a double and knocked in all three of the Aces’ runs in the eighth. Travis Snider had a solid night despite going hitless by drawing three walks in the game. Caleb Joseph also reached twice with a walk and the only other hit of the night.
The Generals picked up where they left off in yesterday’s game with a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but despite runners on base, they weren’t able to score any more runs in the inning, or the rest of the game. Instead of Bo Takahashi, Matt Peacock got the start, and though he was solid in five innings, he still was tagged with the loss due to a lack of run support. Peacock allowed two runs on six hits and a walk and struck out three. Tyler Mark allowed a hit and two walks in two scoreless innings. Bud Jeter replaced Tyler Mark, and pitched a scoreless inning, despite giving up two hits, two walks, and a wild pitch in the eighth inning. thanks to a well timed double play.
Pavin Smith was hitless, but walked twice, and scored the lone run of the game in the first. Jeffrey Baez was 2-4, and knocked Smith in the first, while Ben Deluzio had the only other hit of the game.
The Generals rebounded with a seven inning shutout, with just enough offense to win it. Sam Lewis went four innings and allowed four hits and a walk, and struck out four. Ryan Atkinson pitched a perfect fifth inning, and struck out one. Kevin Ginkel pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, while striking out two.
Andy Young was 2-2 with a walk and a solo homer to lead off the game yesterday. Jamie Westbrook was 1-3 with an RBI double.
Travis Moths got the start, and went three and a third innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks, and struck out five. Cole Bartlett went three and a third innings as well, with three hits, allowed no walks or runs and struck out three. Junior Garcia went two and a third innings, and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, and struck out four.
Visalia’s offense combined for ten hits and five walks, with every Visalia batter getting at least one hit, except for Camden Duzenack who did reach base via walk. Ryan Grotjohn was 2-4 with a double, Anfernee Grier was 2-3 with a double and a walk. Mark Karaviotis and Luis Alejandro Basabe both tripled and walked.
Franklyn Soriano got the start for the Cougars, and pitched four and a third innings, giving up two runs on three hits. Soriano struggled with his command, issuing four walks and hitting a batter. Ethan Larrison struck out two in two innings, and allowed a run on a hit and a walk. Chester Pimentel allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out two in two and a third scoreless innings to close out the game.
Down 2-0 in the sixth, the Cougars would get a run across the board to make the score 2-1, but an Alex King home run with two on in the eighth is all the offense the Cougars would need to scratch out a win. Geraldo Perdomo went 2-4 with a double, scoring a run and knocking in the Cougars first run of the game. Tra Holmes was 2-3 with a walk and a stolen base. LT Tolbert was 2-3 with a walk.