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Minor League Recap 6/30/19

Dbacks affiliates won four out of six games played on Sunday

Diamondback affiliates won four of six games played on Sunday, with Missoula and the two Dominican Summer League teams having a regularly scheduled day off.

Snake Stars:

Hitter(s): Domingo Leyba, SS Reno, 2-3 with a two run home run and a walk

Pitcher(s):Josh Green, Visalia, 6 IP 0 Runs 2 Hits HBP 0:7 BB:K

Levi Kelly, Kane County, 6IP 0 Runs 2 Hits 0:10 BB:K

Reno Aces 3 Las Vegas Aviators 4

Taylor Widener got the start and went 5.0 innings, and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out nine. Widener allowed a home run in the first but really settled down from there. Robby Scott struck out the side in the sixth, throwing just 12 pitches, nine for strikes. Stefan Crichton pitched two scoreless innings, and like Scott, faced the minimum, though he only struck out two. Lucas Luetge got just one out in the bottom of the ninth, while allowing the tying and winning runs to score on two hits and two walks.

Domingo Leyba continued his hot streak, getting the Aces on board with a two run home run in the top of the fifth, to tie the game up at 2-2. The Aces pulled ahead in the seventh by a run after John Ryan Murphy and Juniel Querecuto hit back to back singles, putting runners on first and third, with Murphy scoring on an Abraham Almonte sac fly.

Montgomery Biscuits 6 Jackson Generals 3

Kevin McCanna went 3.2 innings and allowed four runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out three. Connor Grey followed with three scoreless innings, with just a hit and two walks allowed, with three strikeouts. Matt Brill faced one batter and struck him out. Bryan Valdez went two innings and allowed two runs (one unearned) on four hits and a walk.

Besides the bad outing by Luetge, Two errors, two pickoffs, and a rally killing double play may have cost the Generals this one. The Generals got off to a good start, scoring a run in the first. Jazz Chisholm and Ramon Hernandez hit back to back singles to put runners on 1st and 3rd, but Mark Karaviotis grounded into a double play, allowing only Chisholm to score, killing the rally. The Generals added another two runs in the third, when Jamie Westbrook walked, Daulton Varsho singled and Drew Ellis doubled, scoring both runners. That'd cap off the scoring for the night for the Generals, who'd be unable to hold onto to the 3-0 lead.

Visalia Rawhide 6 Modesto Nuts 0

Josh Green pitched six scoreless innings, with just a pair of hits and a hit batter allowed, while striking out seven and walking none. Mack Lemieux followed with two scoreless innings, with a lone hit allowed and four strikeouts. West Tunnell struck out one in a perfect ninth inning.

The Rawhide got a run in the first, thanks to back-to-back-to-back singles by JanCarlos Cintron, L.T. Tolbert, and Luis Alejandro Basabe that loaded the bases. Camden Duzenack couldn't come through with a hit, but he did manage a sac fly which scored a run. The Rawhide wouldn't score another run until the fifth, when they plated three runs. Alex King singled, and advanced all the way to the third thanks to and errant pickoff throw and a passed ball. JanCarlos Cintron walked, putting runners on the corners. LT Tolbert doubled, scoring King and Cintron, and advanced to third on another throwing error. Luis Alejandro Basabe followed with a single, scoring Tolbert. Two more runs would cross the plate in the seventh, thanks to walk to Alex King, and back to back singles by Lt Tolbert and JanCarlos Cintron. Luis Alejandro Basabe grounded into a force out, with King scoring, Tolbert out at second, and Cintron and Basabe safe at third and first. Camden Duzenack came through with a single this time, scoring Cintron.

Kane County Cougars 5 Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

Levi Kelly tossed six shutout innings, with just a pair of hits allowed, while striking out ten batters. Wesley Rodriguez went two innings and allowed a run on a hit and two walks, while striking out a batter. Kai-Wei Lin pitched a scoreless inning in the ninth, with a hit allowed.

Eduardo Diaz hit a solo homer in the first to give the Cougars an early lead, but they wouldn’t score anymore runs until the ninth, after the Kernels had tied it up. The Cougars plated four runs in the ninth. Eduardo Diaz and Alek Thomas hit back to back singles, then Jose Herrera flew out, advancing the runners to second and third. Buddy Kennedy reached on an error, scoring Diaz, and Dominic Fletcher, scoring Thomas and Kennedy.

Eugene Emeralds 4 Hillsboro Hops 6

Michel Gelabert went five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, a balk, and five walks, while striking out only three batters. Justin Garcia pitched two scoreless innings and faced minimum, while striking out a pair. Erin Baldwin also struck out a pair in two innings, but allowed a run on two hits and a wild pitch.

The Hops scored five runs in the bottom of the second, and added a sixth run in the bottom of the sixth. In the second, Tristin English lead off with a walk, David Garza doubled, putting runners on the corners. Nick Dalesandro singled, scoring English, and advancing Garza to third. A passed ball then scored Garza, and allowed Dalesandro to advance a base. Nick Grande was hit by pitch, and Jesus Marriage hit a sac fly, advancing Dalesandro and putting runners on the corners once again. Ricky Martinez grounded out, scoring Dalesandro, and then Andy Yerzy homered, scoring Nick Grande. In the sixth, Nick Grande tripled and scored on a Ricky Martinez sac fly.

AZL Athletics Gold 1 AZL D-backs 4

Rigoberto Borbolla went four innings and allowed an unearned run (thanks to an error by Neyfy Castillo) on two hits, while walking none and striking out four. Jonathan Stroman followed with a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth, facing the minimum. Andrew Saalfrank walked one and struck out one in a scoreless seventh. Argenis Bravo pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, with a hit, three walks, and two strikeouts. Eduardo Herrera relieved Bravo with one out and the bases loaded in the eighth, and struck out two batters to get out of the inning. Herrera went back out in the ninth, and struck out all three batters faced.

Down 1-0 going into the bottom of the second, Corbin Carroll lead off with a triple, and scored on a Jose Curpa groundout. The Hops added a second run to break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Jose Curpa and Sandy Martinez singled, putting runners on first and second. Sergio Gutierrez grounded into a force out, with Sandy Martinez out at second, and putting runners on first and third. Marshawn Taylor followed up with a sac fly, scoring Curpa. A third run crossed the plate in the sixth, when Wilferd Latino singled and advanced to third on a throwing error during the play, then scored on a wild pitch tot he next batter. One more run scored in the seventh after Sandy Martinez walked and Sergio Gutierrez singled, putting runners on the corners. Marshawn Taylor followed up with another single, scoring Martinez.