Dbacks affiliates lost all three games played, with Visalia getting a scheduled day off.
Performances of the Day:
Pitcher: Riley Smith, Generals, 7 IP 3 hits 1 run 5BB 5 K
Hitter: Marty Herum, Aces, 2-4 with a double and a homer
Eddie Hernandez, Kane County, 3-4
The Aces gave up seven home runs in this game, including a three homer game to one batter and a two homer game to another. Braden Shipley went four innings, and gave up three runs on four hits (two of which were home runs) and two walks. Anthony Vasquez gave up five runs on seven hits with FIVE home runs, though he walked none and struck out six. Robby Scott went an inning and gave up four runs on two hits and three walks, while striking out one.
The Aces offense was actually very solid with Domingo Leyba, Kevin Cron, Abraham Almonte, and Marty Herum all having two hit nights. Herum in particular, who had the only extra base hits (a double and a homer) in the game.
The Generals had solid pitching, but the offense just couldn’t make it happen. Riley Smith went seven innings, and gave up one run on three hits and five walks, while striking out five. Lucas Luetge pitched two innings, and gave up the other run on three hits, with no walks to go with five strikeouts himself.
The Generals were limited to just four base runners - a walk and three hits - with the only extra base hit being a double by Dom Miroglio.
A five run inning in the top of the third spelled doom for the Cougars in this one. Justin Lewis went 2.2 innings and was unable to get out of the third inning, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one. Kenny Hernandez would come on with two on and two outs, and would get out of the inning, but would give up a run in the sixth on a hit and four walks. Hernandez would go three innings total before being relieved by Wesley Rodriguez. Rodriguez went 2.1 innings, and allowed just a hit and a walk, while striking out three. Andy Toelken pitched a perfect inning in the ninth.
A single by Eddie Hernandez, a double by Eduardo Diaz, and sac fly by Jose Herrera scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. The Cougars would another run in the second with a single by Eddie Hernandez again, a ground out to move him over, and a double by Jose Herrera would score Hernandez. Blaze Alexander would tack on another run with a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth.