Diamondbacks affiliates won two and lost two, with the Aces coming from behind to win their game, and Visalia getting the other win with a solid all around game.
Performances of the Day:
Pitcher: Josh Green, A+ Visalia 6 IP 2 runs 7 hits 1 BB 9 K
Hitter: Jazz Chisholm, AA Jackson, 2-3 HBP 2 HRS
The Aces came back from a five run deficit, scoring three runs in the sixth and three more in the top of the eighth inning to pull ahead of the RiverCats and win this one. In a bullpen game, Jon Duplantier got the start in the first, and gave up three walks and a base clearing triple, while only getting two outs before being taken out of the game for Stefan Crichton. Crichton would get out of the inning, allow a run in the second, and pitch a scoreless third. Robby Scott would allow a pair of runs in the fourth, on a pair of walks and a pair of hits, while only getting a pair of outs before being taken out for Joey Krehbiel. Krehbiel would get out of the inning and pitch two scoreless innings to follow. Ruddy De La Rosa would pitch a scoreless seventh and eighth inning, and Jimmy Sherfy a scoreless ninth.
The Aces got on board in the second with a run, thanks to three walks, and a fielding error by the pitcher, on the sacrifice bunt by Stefan Crichton. The Aces would score three runs in the sixth in a similar fashion. Domingo Leyba would double to lead off the inning, and two walks would load the bases for Wyatt Mathisen, who would single, go to second, and clear the bases thanks to a fielding error by the RiverCats centerfielder. The Aces would pull ahead in the eighth inning, with Wyatt Mathisen at the center of the scoring once again. Travis Snider and Caleb Joseph would hit back to back singles, and Mathisen would hit a three run home run to put the Aces ahead 7-6.
Sam Lewis went six innings, gave up four runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out four. Junior Garcia gave up two runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out two in two innings. While Lewis and Garcia didn’t have their best stuff, Kevin Ginkel continued his dominance over Southern League hitters, pitching a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just a hit, while striking out two.
Jackson was shut out until the fifth inning, when they scored on a solo homer from Jazz Chisholm. Chisholm would add a second solo home run in the eighth inning, and Jeffrey Baez would add a solo homer of his own in the ninth. Chisholm and Baez were the only Jackson batters to have any success at the plate, with Chisholm going 2-3 with two homers and a hit by pitch, and Baez going 2-4 with a homer. Daulton Varsho’s double and Pavin Smith’s single were the only other hits of the game.
Josh Green had an excellent start, allowing just two runs on seven hits, while striking out nine, and walking only one in six innings. Kyler Stout followed with two excellent innings of his own, allowing just a walk, while striking out four. Matt Brill allowed an unearned in ninth thanks to a walk and a throwing error.
Visalia got on board in the first with a Jose Caballero solo home run. Visalia would have big six run sixth inning. Jancarlos Cintron and Mark Karaviotis would hit back to singles, Renae Martinez would walk, and Yoel Yanqui would ground out scoring Cintron. Luis Alejandro Basabe would walk to load the bases, and Anfernee Grier would strikeout for the second out of the inning. L.T. Tolbert would hit a bases clearing double, andthen Camden Duzenack would hit a two run home run to cap the scoring off, before Jose Caballero would strikeout end the inning.
Kane County got off to a good start by scoring three runs in the top of the first. Geraldo Perdomo walked, stole a base, and then Buddy Kennedy hit a two run home run. Alek Thomas would follow with a double and would score on a Blaze Alexander single. Levi Kelly would be solid enough, allowing two runs (one earned and one unearned) in four innings, but Robby Baldwin would have a bad outing. Baldwin allowed five runs (four earned) in three innings on six hits, a walk, and a wild pitch. Andy Toelken pitched the eighth and allowed two more runs on two hits, a walk, and a wild pitch of his own to put the game out of reach for the Cougars. Errors by Alek Thomas, Blaze Alexander, and Geraldo Perdomo really factored in the loss here, along with the offense not showing up after the first inning.