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Minor League Recap 6/14 - 6/16: Three Day Mega Edition

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Catching up on all the affiliate games from Friday through Sunday

With the Recaps not up Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I’ve written a recap that covers all three days of action that were missed. No Snake Stars or Highlighted performances just due to the length of the article, but do click the scores and check out the box scores for further details of the games.

Friday 6/14/2019

Reno Aces 16 Round Rock Express 3

Taylor Widener had a very solid start, better than his final pitching line would suggest. Widener went 6.0 innings, and allowed just two runs on four hits and no walks, while striking out nine. Widener actually shut out Round Rock through the first five innings, and both of those runs came via solo homers. Rubby De La Rosa followed in the seventh, and allowed just a run on a hit (another solo homer) while walking none, and striking out a pair. Robby Scott allowed a hit and no walks, while striking out one. Jimmy Sherfy pitched a scoreless ninth, with a hit, a hit by pitch, no walks, and two strikeouts.

Reno scored a pair of runs in the top of the first, with Abraham Almonte drawing a lead off walk, then scoring on a Domingo Leyba double. Jake Lamb hit a deep fly to center that advanced Leyba to third, then a Yasmany Tomas strikeout later, Travis Snider singled, scoring Leyba. Reno added a third run in the fourth after Matt Szczur hit a solo homer. In the seventh, Matt Szczur walked, then scored on a two run homer hit by Wyatt Mathisen. Reno pounded out seven more runs in the eighth. With one out, Domingo Leyba singled and scored on a two run Jake Lamb homer. Yasmany Tomas followed up with a walk, Travis Snider doubled, putting runners on second and third, then Matt Szczur hit a line drive single that scored Tomas and Snider. Wyatt Mathisen singled, putting runners on first and second. After a John Ryan Murphy fly out, Juniel Querecuto doubled, scoring Szczur and putting runners on second and third. Abraham Almonte then singled, scoring Mathisen and Querecuto. Reno could have had even more runs, as Domino Leyba singled, putting runners on first and second, and then Jake Lamb walked, loading the bases. Unfortunately though, Yasmany Tomas struck out to end the inning. Reno added four more runs though in the top of the ninth, Travis Snider singled, Matt Szczur doubled, putting runners on second and third, and then Wyatt Mathisen doubled, scoring Snider. John Ryan Murphy then homered, scoring Szczur and Mathisen.

Jackson Generals 4 Biloxi Shuckers 3

Connor Grey went 5.0 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks, while striking out five. The one earned run came via solo homer, and the unearned run came via an error by Jazz Chisholm. Kevin McCanna went 3.0 innings, and allowed one run on three hits and three walks (w/ 1 IBB), while striking out five. Damien Magnifico struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

Down 2-0 going into the bottom of the fifth, Jackson scored their first run after Jasrado Chisholm tripled, and scored on a Ramon Hernandez ground out. The Generals scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull ahead of the Shuckers. Ben DeLuzio reached on catcher’s interference and stole second, Andy Young walked, then after Drew Ellis flew out, Daulton Varsho walked to load the bases. Jamie Westbrook then came through with a base clearing double, putting the Generals up 4-2. The Shuckers scored a run in the top of the eighth, but the Generals held on to the lead to win it.

Visalia Rawhide 10 San Jose Giants 5

Matt Mercer went 2.1 innings and allowed four runs on four hits and walks, while striking out three. Jayson McKinley pitched 2.2 hitless and scoreless innings, with just walk, and six strikeouts. Mack Lemieux followed up with two more scoreless and hitless innings, also with just a walk, but with four strikeouts to go with it. Kyler Stout pitched a scoreless eighth, but allowed a run in the ninth in a very odd sequence. Heliot Ramos reached on a single, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Then Joey Bart reached on a wild pitch strikeout that allowed Heliot Ramos to advance to third as well, a walk to load the bases later, and Ramos scored on a sacrifice fly. Stout got the next batter to ground out though to end the game. Coincidentally Stout also walked one and struck out four batters.

Visalia scored three runs in the top of the second take an early 3-0 lead. Jake McCarthy walked, stole second, and scored on a Luis Alejandro Basabe single. Anfernee Grier followed up with another single, putting runners on first and third, then quickly stole second, putting both runners in scoring position. Tim Susnara walked to load the bases, then Jancarlos Cintron hit a line drive single that scored Basabe and Grier. San Jose scored a run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 3-1, then scored three runs in bottom of the third to pull ahead of Visalia 4-3. Reno quickly tied the game back up in the top of the fourth though, with Tim Susnara walking, advancing to second on a ground out, then scoring a run on an L.T. Tolbert single. The game stayed tied until the top of the sixth, when Visalia scored four runs. LT Tolbert singled again, then scored on a Mark Karaviotis double putting Visalia up. Renae Martinez took a walk, then Jake McCarthy followed that up with a three run home run. Visalia added a couple more runs in the seventh, with Luis Alejandro Basabe and Jorge Perez hit back to back singles, then scored on back to back ground outs.

Kane County Cougars 2 Beloit Snappers 5

Ryan Weiss went 5.0 innings, and allowed just a run on five hits, with no walks, four strikeouts. Notably Weiss had ten ground outs to just one fly ball out. Weiss’ solid start was spoiled by Andy Toelken bad relief appearance. Toelken allowed four runs (one unearned, thanks to catcher’s interference) on a hit, two walks, two hit by pitches, and was unable to get any outs. Ryan Miller came on with the bases loaded, and allowed just one of the inherited base runners to score. Miller ended up pitching three scoreless innings with just a hit by pitch and a hit allowed. Trevor McKenna walked two and struck out two in a scoreless and hitless ninth inning.

Kane County jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, but they were unable to score after that. Eduardo Diaz turned a double into a triple thanks to a fielding error, then scored on a ground out. Later in the inning Buddy Kenny hit a solo homer.

Missoula Osprey 6 Great Falls Voyagers 1

Wilfrey Cruz allowed just a pair of hits, walked none and struck out five batters in 5.0 innings pitched. Great Falls still managed to score an unearned run in the first thanks to an error by LF Tristen Carranza, but Cruz would cruise after that. After Cruz left the game, the Osprey bullpen continued dominating the Voyagers batters. Liu Fuenmayor pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh, with just a hit by pitch allowed. Oliver Rosario followed with scoreless eighth inning, with a hit, a walk, and a pair of strikeouts. Ryan Fritze allowed a hit and two walks in the ninth inning, but a well timed double-play kept inning scoreless.

Hillsboro Hops 0 Eugene Emeralds 2

Luis Frias struck out eight batters in 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and a balk. Erin Baldwin followed with three scoreless innings, with just a walk and a balk allowed. One interesting not is that Frias had five ground out to just one fly out, and Baldwin had seven groundouts to just one fly out.

The Hops just couldn’t breakthrough, though Andy Yerzy had a solid 2-3 with a walk night, and Joe Gillette walked twice and stole a base.

DSL Dbacks1 4 DSL Padres 6

The Dbacks1 had a 4-1 lead but blew it with the Padres scoring five runs between the seventh and eighth innings. Hamilton Andujar went 2.2 innings and allowed a run on two hits, two wild pitches, and four walks, while striking out six. Andreuris Meran followed with 2.1 scoreless, with a hit, a walk, and a strikeout. Luis Arias struck out four in two innings and allowed two runs on a hit, three walks, and a wild pitch. Jonathan Almonte pitched the eighth inning, and allowed three runs on four hits.

The Dbacks1 got on board with a pair of runs on an Endy Estrada two run homer. Learsi Delgado hit a solo homer in the fifth. In the sixth, the Dbacks1 really missed an opportunity. Manuel Garcia walked, Cristofer Campo singled, and Asdrubal Martinez walked to load the bases with no outs. Edward Romero then popped out, Garcia scored, while Martinez and Campo advanced to second and third on a throwing error. Lersi Delgado then hit into a fielder’s choice, with Campo getting thrown out at home. Jeferson Espenal flew out to end the inning.

DSL Dbacks2 7 @ DSL Rangers2 2

Bryam Pena went four innings, and allowed a pair of hits and a lone walk, while striking out six batters. Daker Tejada pitched just two thirds of an inning, and allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk, while striking out one. Both runs were unearned due to an error by shortstop Dairon Cuevas. Julio Avendano pitched 4.1 scoreless innings with two hits, two walks, a wild pitch, and three strikeouts.

The Dbacks2 jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second, with Raykel Guillermes drawing a walk, Esteban Aquino hitting a single, and Jose Marcano drawing a walk to load the bases Guillermes then scored on a wild pitch. The Rangers2 scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth, giving them a 2-1 lead, but the Dbacks2 scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Jose Marcano and Carlos Goris hit back to back singles, and then Luis Rubio followed with a walk to load the bases. Alvin Guzman and Ramses Malave hit back to back doubles, with the former scoring a Marcano and Goris, and the latter scoring Rubio and putting Guzman at third. Guzman then scored on a sacrifice fly, and then Raykel Guillermes reached on a fielding error, scoring Malave, and giving the Dback2 a comfortable 6-2 lead. Esteban Aquino singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth, advanced to second on a groundout, stole third, and scored on a Luis Rubio single.

Saturday 6-16-19

Reno Aces 4 San Antonio Missions 5 F/12

Braden Shipley got the start, throwing 7 innings, and giving up two runs on six hits, a hit by pitch, and a walk, while striking out three. Joey Krehbiel allowed just a hit in a scoreless eighth inning. Up 3-2 over San Antonio, Jimmy Sherfy pitched a hitless and walkless inning, but allowed an unearned and game tying run after hitting a batter, who then stole a base, a and scored on a fielding error by right fielder Travis Snider. Ben Taylor faced three batters in the tenth, but was only able to get one out, while giving up a hit and an intentional walk to the other two batters to load the bases. (There’s an automatic runner at second base to start in minor league extra innings, which is where the other run came from) Lucas Luetge came on with the bases loaded, and got two outs without any of the inherited runners to score. Luetge pitched a scoreless eleventh inning, for 1.2 innings total, with not hits and an intentional walk allowed. Reno scored a run in the top of the twelfth inning, but Ryan Atkinson came on for the bottom inning, and allowed back to back singles to tie the game, then a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run, and ending the game.

Reno got their first run in the second when Wyatt Mathisen singled, John Ryan Murphy followed with a walk, and Juniel Queruto moved both runners over after a line out and a throwing error, putting runners on first and second. Abraham Almonte then singled, scoring Mathisen. Travis Snider hit a solo homer in the third for Reno’s second run of the game. In the third inning, Juniel Querecuto singled, advanced on a sac bunt by Braden Shipley, then after a strikeout, Domingo Leyba singled, scoring Querecuto. Reno’s offense was completely shut down after that, until the twelfth inning, when Domingo Leyba doubled in Juniel Querecuto, the automatic runner.

Jackson Generals 6 Biloxi Shuckers 3

Riley Smith was the opener, pitching one inning and allowing one run on a hit, with no walks while striking out one. (The runner stole second, then third, then scored on a ground out) Justin Donatella went 5.1 innings, and allowed two runs (one unearned, thanks to a throwing error by Drew Ellis) on four hits and two walks, with a pair of strikeouts. Bud Jeter came on with two on and one out, and allowed one of the two inherited runners to score. Jeter pitched 1.2 innings, and allowed two hits and walk, while striking out three. Cameron Gann walked one in a scoreless and hitless eighth inning.

Down 1-0 after the top of the first, Jackson scored three runs in the bottom of the first after Andy Young and Daulton Varsho hit back to back singles, and Drew Ellis followed with a three run bomb to left, making the score 3-1. The Generals added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, after Ben DeLuzio singled, moved to second on a sac bunt by Justin Donatella, then scored on an Andy Young triple. Young scored on the play as well thanks to throwing error by Biloxi’s second baseman, putting the Generals up 5-1. Drew Ellis added another run in the sixth inning with his second homer of the game, making the score 6-1

Visalia Rawhide 2 San Jose Giants 10

Travis Moths went 3.0 innings and gave up two runs on two hits and six walks, while striking out three. Luis Castillo went 2.0 innings, and allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. Breckin Williams pitched 2.0 innings as well, but allowed five runs (two unearned thanks to an error by Luis Alejandro Basabe) on five hits and two walks. Alex King pitched a scoreless eighth, with a hit allowed and two strikeouts.

Visalia’s offense was shut down until they eighth inning, but by that time the Rawhide were already down 10-0. The two runs came when Mark Karaviotis walked, and two batters and two quick outs later, Camden Duzenack homered.

Kane County Cougars 4 Beloit Snappers 3

Michel Gelabert went 6.0 innings and allowed a run on three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out five. Ethan Larrison pitched an inning, and allowed two runs (one unearned thanks to passed ball) on a hit and a walk. Kai-WeiLin pitched two perfect innings and struck out one.

Kane County got the first run on the board in the bottom of the third adter Zachary Almond reached on an error, advanced to third on an Alek Thomas single, and scored on an Eduardo Diaz single. Kane County added two more in the sixth. Buddy Kennedy walked, Geraldo Perdomo was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Zach Shannon went down on strikes, then Eddie Hernandez hit into a force out, with Perdomo out at second, and Buddy Kennedy and Hernandez at first and third. Zachery Almond and KeShawn Lynch hit back to back singles, scoring Kennedy, then Hernandez. With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Zachery Almond doubled, advanced to third on a Keshawn Lynch sac bunt. After Alek Thomas was intentionally walked, Eduardo Diaz hit a sacrifice fly deep to center, scoring Almond, and ending the game.

Hillsboro Hops 4 Eugene Emeralds 0

Marcos Tineo pitched 5.0 scoreless innings, and allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out five. The bullpen picked it up from there, with four hitless innings. Franklyn Soriano, Jose Cuas, Jared Miller, and Bryan Menendez each pitched a scoreless inning, although Soriano walked two and struck out two, Miller walked three and struck out three, and Menendez walked a batter.

The Hops got the first run on the board in the fourth when Kristian Robinson singled, advanced to third on a Jorge Barrosa single, then scored on a ground out. The Hops added two more in the fifth. Steven Leyton walked, stole second, and scored on a Jesus Marriaga single. Kristian Robinson singled putting runners on first and second. Marriaga advanced to third on a Jorge Barrosa line out, then scored on a Ryan January single. Steven Leyton hit a two out triple in the top of the sixth, then scored on a wild pitch.

DSL D-Backs1 5 @ DSL Orioles1 7

Roaldo Carvajal went 5.0 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, two wild pitches, and a walk, while striking out a pair. Jose Alcantara went 2.0 innings and allowed three runs on four hits, while striking out one. Edgar Isea went an inning, and allowed a run on a walk, a balk, a hit by pitch, and two wild pitches.

The Dbacks1 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, then lost the lead after a 3 run third by the Orioles. The Dbacks1 tied the game back up in the top of the fourth 3-3, and then scored two more runs in the top of the sixth to put them up 5-3. Unfortunately, the Orioles scored three runs in bottom of the seventh and an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, and the Dbacks1 were unable to answer back.

DSL D-Backs2 6 vs DSL Phillies White 3

Cristian Pacheco went four innings, and allowed a run on six hits, a hit by pitch, and a balk, but no walks and four strikeouts. Mauricio Bascunan went three innings and allowed a run on three hits and a hit by pitch, no walks and two strikeouts. Bernardo Rodriguez went an inning and two thirds and allowed a run on two hits, two wild pitches, a hit by pitch, and a walk, while striking out three. Bryan Castillo went just a third of inning, getting the final out of the game, but walked a batter and threw a wild pitch

While the Dbacks2 had only one extra base hit, there were 12 walks, three hit batters, and two wild pitches by the Phillies White pitchers. The Dbacks2 got on board in the first with run on a single, then a hit by pitch, and back to back walks that forced in a run.

Sunday 6/16/2019

Reno Aces 3 vs San Antonio Missions 8

Alex Young went 5.0 innings, and kept the Missions scoreless through the first four innings, but was lit up for four runs in the fifth. Young actually wasn’t that bad overall, allowing just the four runs on seven hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out eight batters. Anthony Vasquez pitched 2.0 innings, and allowed three runs on five hits. Ben Taylor pitched an inning and allowed an unearned run in the eighth.

Abraham Almonte hit a solo homer in the top of the third and another in the top of the fifth, briefly putting the Aces up 2-0 over the Missions, but that lead would last all of two outs. The Aces scored the third run in the top of the eighth, after Domingo Leyba singled, and scored on a Yasmany Tomas double.

Jackson Generals 0 vs Biloxi Shuckers 4

Joel Payamps went 6.0 innings, and allowed three runs (one unearned thanks to a throwing error by Drew Ellis) on six hits and no walks, while striking out five. Tyler Mark pitched the seventh inning, and allowed a solo homer. Matt Brill and Damien Magnifico pitched a scoreless inning apiece.

The Generals were completely shut out offensively, with just two hits and a hit by pitch.

Visalia Rawhide 2 @ San Jose Giants 1

Shumpei Yoshikawa pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowed just four hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Cole Bartlett pitched 3.0 innings, and allowed one run on four hits, while walking none and striking out one.

The Rawhide got their first run in the top of the third, after Jorge Perez reached base on a bunt singles, advanced to second on a ground, then stole third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher. The second run came in the top of the sixth, when Yoel Yanqui reached on a force out, then advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a Jake McCarthy double.

Kane County Cougars 8 vs Beloit Snappers 0

Levi Kelly had another solid start, going 5.0 scoreless innings, with just a pair of hits and a walk allowed, with four strikeouts. Andy Toelken pitched a perfect inning, striking out one. Wesley Rodriguez pitched an 1.2 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two. Blake Workman pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, with a hit and a walk allowed.

The Cougars got on board with a run (which would be the deciding run) in the bottom of the third. Zachary Almond walked, advanced to third on an Eduardo Diaz single, then scored when Alek Thomas grounded into a fielder’s choice, with Diaz out at second. That’d be all the scoring until the seventh, when the Cougars added two more runs. Zachery Almond reached on a force out, Eduardo Diaz was hit by a pitch, and then Alek Thomas singled, loading the bases. Back to back walks to Jose Herrera and Buddy Kennedy then forced in a pair of runs. In the bottom of the eighth, the Cougars added five more runs. Keshawn Lynch and Zack Shannon hit back to back singles, then scored on a Zachery Almond double. Eduardo Diaz and Alek Thomas followed up with back to back singles, scoring Almond, and putting runners on the corners. Jose Herrera grounded out, scoring Diaz, and Buddy Kennedy singled, scoring Thomas.

Hillsboro Hops 4 @ Eugene Emeralds 0

Yes that’s right, in a repeat of Saturday’s game, the Hops beat the Emeralds 4 to 0 once again. Adrian Del Moral got the start, went 5.0 innings, and allowed just a hit and two walks, while striking out seven. Jake Polancic pitched a scoreless sixth inning, allowed just a hit, and struck out three batters. Yaramil Hiraldo pitched a scoreless and hitless seventh and eighth, walking just a batter and striking out two. Justin Garcia allowed a hit, and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

The Hops got on board in the second, after Kristian Robinson singled, stole second, and scored on a Jorge Barrosa double while Barrosa was thrown out trying to stretch the double into a triple. The Hops added another run in the top of the fourth. Jesus Marriaga and Kristian Robinson hit back to back singles, and then Jorge Barrosa hit into a double play, but Marriaga managed to score. The Hops scored two more in the top of the seventh, when Kristian Robinson walked, then advanced to third on a Jorge Barrosa single, and scored on a Joe Robbins sac fly. An out later, Joe Gillette doubled, scoring Barrosa.