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Minor League Recap 6/29/19: Aces High

The Reno Aces hit 10 homeruns in a 20-9 win over the Las Vegas Aviators

Dbacks affiliates took just three out of eight games.

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Domingo Leyba, SS Aces, 5-6 with two home runs, six RBIs

Kevin Cron, 1B Aces 1-3 with one homerun and three walks.

John Ryan Murphy, C Aces, 2-6 with two home runs


Justin Donatella, Jackson, 6.0 IP 3 unearned runs, 7 H 1 BB 3k

Luis Frias, Hillsboro, 5.0 IP 2 Runs, 3 H, 0 BB, 9 K

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The Aces scored two runs in the first, four runs in the second, and six runs in the third to jump out to an early 12-2 lead over the Aviators, then scored four in the sixth, two in the seventh, and then two more in the ninth to blow the Aviators out of the water, or the sky for a better metaphor. The Aces hit TEN home run in the game. Abraham Almonte and Domingo Leyba hit back to back solo homers to lead off the game, John Ryan Murphy and Domingo Leyba both hit two run homers in the second. In the third inning, after Juniel Querecuto singled scoring Andy Young and Domingo Leyba singled scoring Querecuto and Mathisen, Kevin Cron capped off the inning with a three run homer. In the sixth inning, Andy Young hit a two run homer, John Ryan Murphy hit a solo homer, and Domingo Leyba singled scoring Querecuto. Wyatt Mathisen added a two run homer in the seventh, and Yasmany Tomas added another two run homer in the ninth to finish off the scoring for the Aces.

Riley Smith went 5.2 innings and gave up eight runs on ten hits, a wild pitch and a walk, while striking out three. Joey Krehbiel went 1.1 innings, and allowed a run on three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while out a batter. Ryan Atkinson pitched two perfect innings and struck out four.

Jackson Generals 7 Mississippi Braves 3

Justin Donatella got the start and went six innings. Thanks to an error by Drew Ellis, allowed three unearned runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out three. Cameron Gann, Miguel Aguilar, and Damien Magnifico shut it down from there, with each pitching a scoreless inning. Gann and Magnifico allowed just a hit a piece while striking out one batter, while Aguilar allowed a pair of hits while striking out a pair of hitters.

The Generals got a run on the board immediately in the top of the first. Ben Deluzio hit a leadoff double, and Jamie Westbrook singled right after, scoring DeLuzio. Down 3-1 going into the top of the fifth, the Generals plated three runs to tie the game back up and pull ahead by a run. Jazz Chisholm lead the inning off with a walk, Dominic Miroglio doubled, and Ryan Grotjohn singled, scoring both Chisholm and Miroglio. The pitcher Justin Donatella then doubled, scoring Grotjohn. In the top of the seventh, the Generals plated two runs. Ryan Grotjohn singled, Ramon Hernandez walked, and Ben Deluzio doubled, scoring Grotjohn and Hernandez. In the top of the ninth, Daulton Varsho scored when Ben DeLuzio walked on a wild pitch and advanced to second, with a throwing error by the catcher on the play.

Visalia Rawhide 0 Modesto Nuts 7

Shumpei Yoshikawa pitched 4.2 innings and allowed five runs on six hits, a wild pitch, and four walks, while striking out six. Jayson McKinley pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with just a hit allowed, while striking out three. Kyler Stout allowed two runs in the eighth inning on three walks and a hit, while striking out one.

The Generals were held to just two hits and two walks. Luis Alejandro Basabe reached on a force out and stole a base in the top of the sixth.

Kane County Cougars 0 Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

Ryan Weiss struck out six in five innings but allowed all six runs on seven hits and a walk. Andy Toelken went three innings, allowed just a pair of hits, and struck out a pair of hits. Meanwhile the Cougars were held to just three hits and five baserunners.

Eugene Emeralds 3 Hillsboro Hops 4 F/10

The Hops scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game up at 3-3, then scored in a run in the bottom of the tenth to win it. Luis Frias pitched 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, while walking none and striking out nine. Trevor McKenna pitched .2 innings and allowed a run on a hit and a walk. Yaramil Hiraldo pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with just a walk allowed. Franklyn Soriano followed with two scoreless innings with just a hit allowed. Jose Cuas pitched a perfect tenth.

The Hops were playing catch up most of the game. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Andy Yerzy walked, Kristian Robinson singled, and both advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Jorge Barrosa then singled, scoring both Yerzy and Robinson, but was out at second trying to stretch the single into a double. Down 3-2 after the Emeralds scored a run in the top of the sixth, the Hops tied it up in the bottom of the ninth after Jesus Marriaga and Ryan January walked to lead off the inning, and then after a strikeout, Ricky Martinez doubled, scoring Marriaga. In the bottom of the tenth, Eddie Hernandez started out at second, and then Andy Yerzy was intentionally walked. After Kristian Robinson flew out, Eddie Hernandez was out at third and Andy Yerzy advanced to second. Jorge Barrosa then singled, scoring Andy Yerzy to win it.

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Emilio Vargas got the start as part of a rehab assignment. Vargas pitched 4.2 innings and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. With one on and two outs, Dan Swain walked two batters to load the bases, then threw a wild pitch allowing a runner to score, then walked a third batter to load the bases again, before final getting the one out to end the inning. Jhosmer Alvarez pitched three innings, with just a walk allowed, while striking out seven batters. Unfortunately an unearned run scored thanks to an errant pickoff throw and a sacrifice fly.

The AZL Dbacks scored their lone run in the top of the first, after Angelo Altavilla walked, stole second, then third and scored on errant throw during the play. The AZL Dbacks had lots of opportunities to score, with 14 runners left on base, but were 0-16 with runners in scoring position.

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Rael Santos got the start, and was solid, going 5.0 innings and giving up just a run on five hits and a walk, while striking out four. Gustavo Del Pozo went two innings, but gave up two earned runs in the seventh thank an errant pick off throw, a wild pitch, hit, and a walk. Jonathan Almonte went two innings, and likewise gave up two runs, one unearned, on three hits, a hit batter, and a couple fielding errors, though he did walk none and struck out three.

The D-backs1 didn't score a run until the bottom of the fifth, when Manuel Garcia and Mario Mendez hit back to back singles, with both runners advancing to second and third on a fielding error, but only scored a run thanks to Cristofer Campos flying into a sacrifice double play. The Dbacks1 scored a second run in the eighth, after Asdrubal Martinez was hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on a Jeferson Espinal single.

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Justin Martinez pitched three innings and allowed three runs (one unearned) on four hits, two wild pitches, a balk, and three walks, while striking out three. Carlos Meza pitched 1.1 innings and allowed three runs on four walks. Bernardo Rodriguez relieved Meza with three on and one out and allowed two of the inherited runners to score after giving up a two run single to the first batter he faced. Rodriguez pitched two innings, and also allowed three runs on two hits and a three walks, while striking out four. Edison Soto relieved Rodriguez with the bases loaded and only one out, and allowed all three runs to score. Soto pitched .2 innings and allowed a hit and two walks, while striking out two batters. Jose Santamaria struck out one in a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

Esteban Aquino walked and scored on a Ricardo Caldera double in the fifth.