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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/19/2019

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 3-4 record.

3 Stars: Visalia LF Luis Alejandro Basabe 3 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, RBI, 3 R
2 Stars: Visalia SS Camden Duzenack 3 for 5, HR (16), 5 RBI
1 Star: Visalia RHP Jeff Bain 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, W (5-6)

(AAA) Reno Aces 5, Fresno Grizzlies 8 (F/11): Joel Payamps allowed 3 runs on 9 hits and struck out 2 in 5 23 innings. The Reno offense made sure to get those runs back when they scored twice in the 6th to tie the game at 3-3. Abraham Almonte would drove home a run in the 8th, but also made the first out of the inning at 3rd. Ben Taylor would pitch the 9th and allow the Grizzlies to tie it to send the game into extras. After a scoreless 10th inning, Joey Krehbiel would melt down with 2 outs in the 11th to allow 4 runs to score before the final out was recorded. The Aces would score a pittance run in the bottom half of the frame.

(AA) Jackson Generals 1, Montgomery Biscuits 4: Josh Green’s AA debut did not go as well, as he allowed 4 runs on 11 hits over 6 innings, striking out 4 and walking 1. The Jackson offense was pretty much dead in this game, only mustering up 4 hits and a walk. They did score a run in the 6th when Ryan Grotjohn tripled and scored on a Daulton Varsho groundout, but that was it.

(A+) Visalia Rawhide 9, Inland Empire 66ers 2: Jeff Bain stuck out 7 in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. Luis Alejandro Basabe reached 5 times and Camden Duzenack drove in 5 on the day to help fuel the offense in the 4th and 5th spot in the order. All 9 of Visalia’s runs came between the 5th and 7th innings, as the team combined for a 5 for 8 clip with RISP. Jayson McKinley would retire all 6 hitters he faced, 3 on strikes.

Blake Swihart would go 1 for 4 with a walk and a strikeout and scored twice.

(A) Kane County Cougars 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4: The Cougars were able to get to Rays pitching prospect Shane Baz, drawing 5 walks and picking up 2 XBH out of 4 hits in total to score 3 runs off the former #12 overall pick in 2017. Unfortunately, the bullpen was not very serviceable in the 5th inning, in which Ryan Miller would allow a 3-run homer to the first batter he faced. Two of those runners were charged to Adrian Del Moral, who allowed 3 runs in 4 13 innings. After the 5th inning, neither team scored.

(A-) Hillsboro Hops 5, Eugene Emeralds 4: The Hops would take the lead on the first batter of the game as Jorge Barrosa hammered the 2nd pitch of the game out of the park to give Hillsboro a 1-0 lead. With 2 outs in the 2nd, the Hops would strike again with a 2-run single by Jesus Marriega and an RBI double by Kristian Robinson, extending the Hops lead to 4-0. A wild pitch with the bases loaded would score Hillsboro’s 5th and final run in the 3rd. Tyler Holton allowed just a single and recorded a strikeout in 2 innings. Deyni Olivero would allow back to back 2 spots in the 4th and 5th innings for Eugene, but closed the door in the 6th. Erin Baldwin and Bryan Menendez would deliver the final 9 outs to seal the win.

(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 6, Great Falls Voyagers 5: A 5-run 9th inning turned a 5-1 deficit into a 6-5 win. Missoula would score first on a bases-loaded, double play to take a 1-0 lead. Bobby Ay would allow a solo homer and strike out 2 in his 1 inning of work. Jared Liebelt would allow 3 runs in his inning afterwards. Dustin Lacaze followed next and allowed just 1 run in the next 5 innings. A scoreless 8th by Pedro Zorrilla would set up the comeback bid in the 9th. A leadoff walk followed by 3 straight singles made the score 5-3 before a pitching change. Two batters later, Liover Peguero would crush a ball to left-center for a 3-run homer that gave Missoula the lead. Mailon Arroyo would set the side down in order, with 2 of the 3 outs he recorded via strikeout to record his 6th save.

(Rk) AZL Dbacks 7, AZL Indians Red 8 (F/12): The Indians would prevail in this back and forth and sloppy affair of a baseball game. Alex Valdez allowed 2 runs in 2 23 innings and Dan Swain would allow 2 more in 1 13 innings. The Dbacks would scratch a run in the 2nd as well one each in the 5th-7th innings to tie it. That game remained tied at 4-4 until the 10th, when a wild pitch and a fielding error allowed 2 runs to score. Sloppy defense would also allow the Dbacks to come back as an error preceded an RBI double by Corbin Carroll to tie the game at 6-6. Both teams would exchange runs in the 11th before the Indians took the lead in the 12th and held onto it.