3 Stars: Cole Stapler - 6 IP, 1 R, 0 BB, 10 K
2 Stars: Tra Holmes - 3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI
1 Star: Juan Batista - 4-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Braden Shipley did his thing, allowing four runs in five innings while striking out eight. Meanwhile, the Bees’ starter, Jose Suarez pitched five innings of shutout ball. The tale of the bullpens was completely reversed though. Reno got strong, shutout innings from Joey Krehbiel, Lucas Luetge, and Jimmy Sherfy, allowing the Aces’ offense to come from behind and give the Aces a victory on the back of a Kevin Cron ninth inning home run. Jimmie Sherfy recorded his twelfth save of the season.
Matt Peacock surrendered all seve runs to Mississippi in his 5.2 innings of work. Dalton Varsho accounted for two of Jackson’s five measly singles in the game. Jackson’s only run of the game came on a wild pitch in the seventh.
Cole Stapler put together a dominant start for the Rawhide, giving them six innings and only allowing one run while striking out 10 and not walking anyone. Unfortunately for Stapler and the Rawhide, the Visalia offense could get nothing going against Stockton. Stockton’s Gus Varland also had a great outing, scattering five singles across seven innings of shutout ball. Seth Martinez came on in relief of Varland to complete the combined shutout.
Tra Holmes and Geraldo Perdomo each had three hits and combined for five RBIs to lead the 13-hit attack by the Cougars on Beloit. Despite the lopsided score, Wesley Rodriguez still notched himself a save by pitching 3.1 innings of scoreless ball.
Hillsboro’s Marcos Tineo pitched five innings of one-run ball and left the game up 3-1. Then the bullpen took over and readily allowed four runs across the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.
The Osprey’s lone shining light in this game was the Grade-70 name, Spencer Brickhouse. The recently drafted first baseman went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI. The Osprey actually entered the eighth inning leading 3-2 despite allowing a combined 10 hits and four walks through the front seven frames. Their luck ran out when Ryan Fritze allowed four runs in the eighth and another in the ninth as he blew the save and took the loss.
Hamilton Andujar pitched five scoreless innings, striking out five Padres in the process. Center fielder, Juan Batista was perfect at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.
Neither pitching nor defense were to be found much in this game. The teams surrendered 11 hits each and also each committed two errors. Shortstop, Luis Rubio was the star for the D-backs2, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored. The game was decided in the ninth inning when the Brewers’ Erys Bautista opened the bottom of the inning with a walk-off solo-shot.