The Diamondbacks affiliates combined to go 5-2 in last night’s games.
Here are the stars from those games:
3 Stars: Reno 1B Kevin Cron 3 for 5, 2 HR (29), 4 RBI
2 Stars: Jackson RHP Matt Peacock 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, W (4-3)
1 Stars: Hillsboro SS Steven Leyton 4 for 5, HR (2), 3 RBI, 2 R
Reno Aces 7, Las Vegas Aviators 8: Braden Shipley took the start and it proved to be disastrous as he allowed 4 runs to cross the plate in the 2nd to put Reno down 4-0. The Aces offense was able to cut the deficit to 4-3 thanks to a HR by Kevin Cron and an RBI triple by Wyatt Mathisen, who would score on a Carlos Asuaje sac fly. Unfortunately, Ryan Atkinson was unable to escape the bottom of the 5th as he would allow a 2-run homer with 2 outs on the final batter he faced. Marc Rzepcyznski came in next and it would take him 4 tries to get the final out of the inning. Cron would add to his day with an RBI single and 2 run homer although his efforts combined with a solo homer by Andy Young were not enough.
Jackson Generals 3, Montgomery Biscuits 2: All the runs for Jackson came with one swing of the bat, as Jazz Chisholm would hit a bases-clearing double. The double was only one of two hits the Generals got for the entire game. Those 3 runs were enough for Matt Peacock and Cameron Gann to carry the team to victory. Peacock scattered 3 hits and 3 walks over 7 innings, thanks to a 10/4 GO/FO ratio. Cameron Gann would get the final 6 outs, although he’d allow a solo homer along the way.
Visalia Rawhide 7, Stockton Ports 5: Jeff Bain was a bit shaky over the first 4 innings and Visalia could not touch James Kaprielian for the first three innings. However, they were able to jump on Jared Poche’ over 7 runs in the 5th and 6th innings. Visalia would score two in the 5th on an Alex King RBI double and L.T. Tolbert sac fly before jumping for 5 runs in the 6th. Jake McCarthy had an RBI and Anfernee Grier an RBI single before Tim Susnara’s two run bomb would give the Rawhide a 6-5 lead. Tolbert would tack on a second sac fly in the game as well. Jayson McKinley and Luis Castillo each allowed a run in 2 innings, but Breckin Williams was dominant in the 9th with a pair of strikeouts and a groundout against the three batters he faced.
Kane County Cougars 11, Peoria Chiefs 3: Kane County put their foot down in this game, scoring in the first 6 innings to take a commanding 8-2 lead. It was a good day for the top prospects on the team, as Alek Thomas (5 for 6), Blaze Alexander (4 for 5), and Geraldo Perdomo (3 for 4) each picked up at least 3 hits in the win. Buddy Kennedy and Jose Herrera added home runs to the offensive outburst. Adrian Del Moral took this run support and ran with it, allowing just a pair of unearned runs in the 4th over 5 innings with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in the start. Blake Workman would allow 1 run in the final 4 innings to get his 8th save.
Hillsboro Hops 6, Vancouver Canadians 5: Wilfry Cruz spun a gem with 5 innings shutout baseball with 2 hits allowed and 5 strikeouts. Hillsboro quickly built up a lead for him, thanks to the efforts of Steven (formerly known as Brandon) Leyton. Leyton’s first inning homer gave the Hops a 2-0 lead just two hitters into the game. Tristin English singled home a run in the 3rd to make it 3-0 before a two singles and a sac fly drove in the final 3 runs. Trevor McKenna pitched a scoreless 6th before running into trouble in the 7th as he allowed a run and loaded the bases with 2 outs. Justin Garcia would get the final out and strand the bases loaded. Franklyn Soriano would allow 2 hits and walk a pair, all four scoring, in the 8th before giving way to Jose Cuas. Cuas would allow both inherited runners to score, but nothing more as he picked up the final 4 outs.
Missoula Osprey 2, Idaho Falls Chukars 1: A strong outing by Dustin Lacaze and the bullpen was enough to make 2 runs stand, thanks to a 9/0 strikeout/walk ratio for the game and only 1 of 6 hits allowed being an extra base hit. Lacaze scattered 2 singles and struck out 2 over 4 innings. Dominic Canzone got the scoring started with an RBI double that scored Liover Peguero in the 4th and Jose Reyes would single home the winning run in the 7th. Nick Marchese would pitch the 5th-7th innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and struck out 4. Mailon Arroyo would get the final 6 outs of the game to complete the pitching gem.
AZL Dbacks 6, AZL Dodgers Mota 7: Alex Valdez struggled in this game, allowing 5 runs over 2 innings that put the Dbacks in a 5-0 hole. However, a Roman Ruiz 4th inning grand slam put them back in the game and Wilderd Patino tied things up with an RBI single in the 7th. Solid outings by Raibel Custodio, a rehabbing Kevin Ginkel, and Tyler Holton (first apperance since April 2018 Tommy John) allowed the comeback bid to happen. After a strong outing by Jhonny Valdez, a 2-inning effort with 5 strikeouts, the Dbacks took a 6-5 lead on the strength of a bases-loaded walk from Ruiz. Unfortunately, Yan Sanchez who has apparently reinvented himself as a pitcher was unable to get the final 3 outs of the game.