The Diamondbacks Minor League Affiliates combined to go 2-2 last night.
Here are the stars from last night’s game:
3 Stars: Jackson CF Ben DeLuzio 3 for 5, 2B, HR (1), 5 RBI
2 Stars: Jackson 1B Drew Ellis 3 for 5, 2B, HR (1), 2 RBI, 3 R
1 Star: Visalia RHP Jeff Bain 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, W (3-1)
0 Stars: Kane County RHP Erin Baldwin 2⁄3 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 0 K
(AAA) Reno Aces 5, Tacoma Rainiers 6: Things started out fine for Reno as they raced to a 5-2 lead. Matt Koch allowed 2 runs in 3 2⁄3 innings then Alex Young got the next 7 outs without giving up a run. Kevin Cron had three hits, including a 5th inning solo homer for his 14th blast of the year, and 2 RBI to help Reno take the early lead. Things fell apart in the 7th in which Michael Kohn got 2 outs but left the bases loaded. Marc Rzepczynski surrendered a first batter grand slam to lose the game.
(AA) Jackson Generals 10, Birmingham Barons 3: This game was decided early as Jackson stormed ahead to a 9-0 lead after 6 innings. Home runs by Ben DeLuzio and Drew Ellis helped propel the offense to a big lead early. Matt Peacock continued to mow down the opposing lineup as he was scoreless through the first 6 innings. He allowed the first 3 hitters of the 7th to reach, including a 3-run homer, but stopped the bleeding there. Overall he allowed those 3 runs on 8 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts over 7 innings with his signature high groundout to flyout ratio of 13/4.
(A+) Visalia Rawhide 6, Lake Elsinore Storm 1: Visalia took the lead early and often with back-to-back 3-run innings in the 3rd and 4th. Jeff Bain allowed just 1 unearned run in 5 innings, striking out 5 and walking 2. Jancarlos Cintron paced the offense with 3 hits and 2 RBI while Yoel Yanqui added a pair of doubles to his statline. The bullpen was solid with two scoreless innings apiece from Kyler Stout and Luis Castillo.
(A) Kane County Cougars 6, Great Lakes Loons 10: Ryan Weiss got hit hard for 8 hits and 2 home runs in his 5 innings of work, surrendering 5 runs in total. Kane County stayed in the game with a 3-run 2nd. Erin Baldwin pitched the 6th and surrendered 5 runs while only retiring 2 of the 7 hitters he faced. That put Kane County in an impossible 10-3 hole, although the team battled as hard as they could to make it 10-6 in the 9th. Blaze Alexander had two separate RBI singles and Buddy Kennedy reached base 4 times (3 singles and a walk).