Dbacks affiliates won one out of the two game played today, with Kane County having a scheduled day off, and Jackson’s game getting postponed due to wet grounds. They’ll make up that game tomorrow as part of a double header.
Performances Of The Day
Pitcher: Cole Stapler, Visalia, 5.0 IP 1 run, 2 hits, 3 BB 7K
Hitter: Camden Duzenack, Visalia 2B, 3-5 with a home run.
Illdemaro Vargas, Reno SS 3-4 with two doubles
Alex Young was solid enough, going 3 1⁄3 innings, allowing a run on six hits, with no walks and six strikeouts, but one of those hits would leave the yard as a solo homer. Joey Krehbiel relieved Young with one on and one out in the fourth, and got out of the inning despite a couple of walks that would load the bases. Krehbiel wouldn’t have nearly the same luck the following inning, as he walked the first batter he faced, hit the second, and walked the third to load the bases. Krehbiel would strikeout the next batter, but would walk the batter after with the bases loaded to force in a run. Krehbiel was relieved by Ben Taylor, who promptly gave up a grand slam to the first batter he faced. He’d walk another batter in the inning as well, and give up a double, but got out of the inning without any further damage, and came back out and pitched a scoreless sixth. In his second game in AAA, Kevin Ginkel relieved Taylor, pitched two innings and allowed just a pair of hits, but unfortunately both of those hits left the yard as solo homers. Ginkel did however get all six of his outs on strikeouts while walking none. Stefan Crichton pitched the ninth and allowed a run on a pair of hits.
Reno jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a Tim Locastro solo homer, and would lead until the fourth when Salt Lake tied it up, but after the five run fifth there was little chance of Reno battling back in this one. Reno did add another run in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a single by Wyatt Mathisen, a double from Juniel Querecuto, and ground out from Ildemaro Vargas. Reno scored a third run on a pair of doubles by Wyatt Mathisen and Illdemaro Vargas in the bottom of the seventh.
This was a wild game, with Visalia jumping out to a 6-1 lead after the sixth, Rancho Cucamonga then pulling ahead with a six run inning in the bottom of the seven, Visalia tying the game back up in the top of the eight, and then pulling ahead for good with a four run inning in the top of the ninth.
Cole Stapler went five innings, and allowed just a run on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. Kyler Stout pitched a scoreless sixth, but would only be able to get an out in the seventh. Stout would get the first out of the seventh on a strikeout, but allowed a solo homer, a single, and a double to back to back to back batters before being taken out for Luis Castillo. Castillo allowed back to back singles and then a base clearing triple to the first three batters he faced, but then settled down to get the last two outs to get out of the inning. Luckily, Breckin Williams would strike out two in a perfect eighth, and West Tunnel allowed just a hit and strike out three in a scoreless ninth.
Visalia’s four run fourth got started with a one out walk to Luis Alejandro Basabe, who would steal second and third before Anfernee Grier walked to put runners on the corners. After a pitching change, Camden Duzenack singled scoring Basabe. After a strikeout to L.T. Tolbert, Jorge Perez singled, scoring Grier. Jose Caballero then followed up with a single that would score Perez and Duzenack. Visalia added another two runs in sixth. The first run coming from a solo homer by Camden Duzenack, and the second coming from bad pitching and defense by Rancho Cucamonga. Jorge Perez reached on a fielder’s choice. After a wild pitch that allowed Perez to advance to second, Jose Caballero walked, Jancarlos Cintron was hit by pitch to load the bases, and then Mark Karaviotis was hit by a pitch as well to force in a run. Down 7-6, the Rawhide would tie it up thanks to some more bad defense and pitching by Rancho Cucamonga. After Jorge Perez struck out to lead off the inning, Jose Caballero singled, Jancarlos Cintron reached on a fielder’s choice, but Caballero would advance to third on a throwing error, putting runners on first and third with one out. Mark Karaviotis singled on a ball to right that was deflected off the second baseman, allowing Caballero to score, tying the game up. With a tied game in the top of the ninth, LT Tolbert doubled and pinch ran for by Yoel Yanqui. Jorge Perez then reached on a throwing error, allowing Yanqui to score. Jose Caballero walked, Jancarlos Cintron doubled, scoring Jorge Perez, and putting runners on second and third with one out. Mark Karaviotis then came through in the clutch once again with a line drive single that scored Cintron and Caballero, putting the Rawhide up 11-7.