With the win over the Giants at the MLB level, the Diamondbacks won at every level of the organization, taking all four of the games played on Saturday.
Performance(s) of the Day
Shumpei Yoshikawa, RHP Visalia 5.0 IP 0 Runs 1 hit 2 BB 6 K
Connor Grey, RHP Jackson 4.1 IP 1 Run 5 hits 0 BB 5-2 GO-FO
Daulton Varsho, DH Jackson 2-5 with a double, home run
Buddy Kennedy, 3B Kane County, 3-5 with a triple and stolen base 3 runs scored, 3 rbis
Eddie Hernandez, 2B Kane County, 3-5 with two doubles
Reno Aces 8 Las Vegas Aviators 3
Alex Young went the first four innings, allowed a run in the third and a run in the fourth, on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Ryan Atkinson allowed a hit, walked three, and struck out two in a 1.1 scoreless innings. Marc Rzepczyznski came on with one on and one out in the sixth and got two outs. Stefan Crichton was spotless in his two innings, other than the solo homer he allowed, he allowed no walks and struck out three. Kevin Ginkel struck out two in a perfect ninth.
The Aces got on board in the second with two runs thanks to Wyatt Mathisen reached on a fielder's choice, Matt Szczur singled, and Cody Decker doubled them both home to make score 2-0. The Aviators answered back with a run in the third and a run in the fourth to tie it, but the Aces would answer back with three runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. In the bottom of the fifth, Abraham Almonte reached on a force out, Tyler Heineman reached on a bunt single, and then Domingo Leyba homered, scoring three runs. In the sixth, with one out, Cody Decker walked, Marty Herum reached on a fielding error, and Abraham Almonte hit a homer, scoring Decker and Herum to make the score 8-2. The Aviators scored a run on a solo homer in the seventh, but at that point game was out of reach.
Jackson Generals 6 Montgomery Biscuits 5
Montgomery scored four runs in the first and another run in the second to make it 5-0, but Jackson's pitching would shut down their offense from there, and Jackson's offense would battle back and score a run in the fourth, three in the fifth, and a run in the eighth to tie it up at 5-5.
Justin Donatella got the start and failed to get out of the first inning, only getting two outs, and allowing four runs on four hits and two walks. Connor Grey came on with two on and two outs in the first, and got out of the jam without either run scoring, went 4.1 innings, and allowed a run on five hits. Robby Scott relieved Grey for the sixth and seventh, and pitched two perfect innings. Cameron Gann, pitching for the first time in a minor league game since 2017, pitched a perfect eight inning, striking out one. Junior Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth inning, walked one and struck out one.
Down 5-0 in the top of fourth, Jackson got on board when Jamie Westbrook reached on a throwing error, Pavin Smith walked, and then Westbrook advanced to third on a Andy Young sacrifice fly, Jazz Chisholm walked, and then Drew Ellis hit a sacrifice fly to score Westbrook. Dominic Miroglio would strike out to end the top of the fourth inning, but the Generals would score three more runs in the top of fifth. Ben DeLuzio walked to lead off the fifth, Jeffrey Baez singled on a line drive, Daulton Varsho doubled, scoring Deluzio, and putting runners on second and third. Jamie Westbrook then hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Baez for the second run of the inning, advancing Varsho to third. Pavin Smith then hit a soft pop single to short, scoring Varsho for the third run of the inning and making the score 5-4. The Generals tied it up in the eighth, when Jazz Chisholm reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced on a wild pitch, and then scored when Drew Ellis singled. Daulton Varsho hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth to pull ahead 6-5.
Visalia Rawhide 4 San Jose Giants 2
Shumpei Yoshikawa had another great outing, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing just a hit and two walks, while striking out six. Cole Bartlett pitched 2.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits, while walking none and striking three. Bartlett put up a scoreless sixth and seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing both runs, and exiting the game with one on and two outs. Breckin Williams relieved Bartlett and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing a two hits and a walk.
Visalia got the first of three runs in the bottom of the fifth when Jorge Perez walked with one out, advanced to second a wild pitch, and scored on a Camden Duzenack single. Jose Caballero was then intentionally walked. Jancarlos Cintron hit into a force out, with Jose Caballero out at second, and Camden Duzenack scoring thanks to a missed catch error. The next batter Mark Karaviotis singled scoring Cintron for the third run of the inning. The Rawhide would add a fourth run in the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back-to-back singles by Jose Caballero, JanCarlos Cintron, and Mark Karaviotis.
Kane County Cougars 10 Beloit Snappers 1
Levi Kelly went three innings, and allowed just a run in the second, on a hit and three walks, while striking out five. Kai-Wei Lin allowed two hits, but walked none and struck one in a scoreless fourth inning. Ryan Miller struck out two in a scoreless fifth, sixth, and seventh inning, with just a hit and a walk allowed. Blake Workman gave up just a hit in a scoreless eighth and ninth while striking out three.
With one out in the bottom of the first, Alek Thomas hit a solo homer. After a ground out, Buddy Kennedy singled, stole second, and scored on a double by Eddie Hernandez to put the Cougars up 2-0. The Cougars could have scored more as they proceeded to load the bases, but Zachery Almond would fly out to end the inning. Nonetheless, the Cougars would keep the gas on the pedal, and score five more runs the next inning. Once again with one out, Eduardo Diaz, Alek Thomas, and Jose Herrera would hit Back-to-back-to-back singles, loading the bases. Buddy Kennedy would make that four singles in a row, scoring Diaz and Thomas. Eddie Hernandez then made it five, loading the bases, and prompting a pitching change. Blaze Alexander finally broke the streak of singles with a sacrifice fly that scored Jose Herrera. Zack Shannon and Zachery Almond got right back to it with a pair of line drive singles that scored Buddy Kennedy and Eddie Hernandez to Kane County up 7-1.
Zachery Almond would add a run in the bottom of the fifth by leading the inning off with a solo homer to make it 8-1. Finally, the Cougars added two more runs in the eighth when Buddy Kennedy tripled, scoring Jose Herrera, then scored himself on a wild pitch.