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Weekend Minor League Recap 8/31-9/1/19

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D-backs affiliates took six out of eleven games played over the weekend

Diamondbacks affiliates took six out of eleven games played over the weekend.

Saturday August 31st, 2019

Reno Aces 3 Salt Lake Bees 4

Matt Koch went six innings, and allowed four runs (one unearned, via ) on eight hits and a walk, while striking out three. Joey Krehbiel and Jimmy Sherfy each pitched a 1-2-3 inning, with Krehbiel striking out one and Sherfy striking out a pair.

Marty Herum got the Aces off to a 2-0 lead after the top of the second, thanks to a two run home run that scored Blake Swihart. With the Aces down 4-2, a pair of walks to Abraham Almonte and Matt Szczur. a wild pitch, and a ground out by Jamie Westbrook scored a third run in the top of the sixth, but the Aces bat would go silent other than that.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1 Jackson Generals 2

Cole Stapler allowed a solo homer in the first, but the Generals shutdown the Jumbo Shrimp after that. Stapler pitched four innings, allowing just three hits, while none and striking out four. Jayson McKinley pitched two hitless and scoreless innings, with a pair of walks allowed, and five strikeouts. Matt Brill and Kevin McCanna pitched a 1-2-3 perfect inning apiece, with the former striking out a pair of batters. West Tunnell pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one, though he did allow a pair of hits making for a nail biter in a very close game.

Daulton Varsho tied things right back up in the bottom of the first inning with a one out solo homer. Varsho singled on a bunt in the third, advanced to second after Ramon Hernandez walked, and scored what would be the winning run on a Seth Beer single.

Visalia Rawhide 2 Modesto Nuts 3 F/10

Shumpei Yoshikawa allowed two runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out eight in just four innings. Ryan Fritze pitched two scoreless innings, with a wild pitch, a hit, two walks, and three strikeouts. Cameron Gann pitched two scoreless innings, facing the minimum, while striking out a pair of batters. Breckin Williams started the tenth inning, got an out, but former teammate Jose Caballero singled in the winning run for Modesto, ending the game.

The Rawhide scored both runs in the fourth, but were unable to muster anymore offense other than that. Luis Alejandro Basabe reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced to second after Eduardo Diaz singled, and scored on a Max Murphy fly ball single. Diaz scored after JanCarlos Cintron reached on a fielder’s choice.

Burlington Bees 1 Kane County Cougars 9

The Cougars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, while shutting out the Bees until the top of the ninth inning. Luis Frias pitched 4.2 scoreless innings, and allowed just a pair of hits, although he did walk four batters, and struck out four. Ethan Larrison entered the fifth inning with two on and two outs, and ended the inning without either runner scoring, in addition to pitching a scoreless sixth inning. Jackson Goddard pitched three innings, and allowed a run on two hits and two walks.

In the bottom of the second, Tra Holmes was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a David Garza single, and scored on a Nick Dalesandro ground out. Buddy Kennedy was 1-5, but had the lone extra base hit for the Cougars, a triple in the fourth that scored Zach Shannon, and scored on a Blaze Alexander sac fly. Tra Holmes would then reach on a fielding error, and David Garza would reach on a hit by pitch. This time Nick Dalesandro would single, scoring Holmes once again. The Cougars would bat around in the fifth inning, with Dominic Fletch starting the inning with a walk, ending the inning with a pop out, and five runs crossing the plate in between.

Hillsboro Hops 10 Boise Hawks 3

Conor Grammes went three innings, and allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out four. Tyler Holton pitched a scoreless inning, with just a hit allowed, while striking out one. Nick Snyder pitched a perfect inning while striking out a pair. Justin Garcia pitched two inning, facing the minimum, while striking out three. Liu Fuenmayor pitched two innings, and allowed a run on a hit and a walk, with three strikeouts as well.

Down 2-0 with two outs in the top of the sixth, Andy Yerzy doubled and advanced to third on a balk. Jesus Marriaga walked, putting runners on the corners, and then Ryan January doubled, scoring both runners and tying the game up. In the top of the seventh, Joe Gillette singled and stole second. Daniel Wasinger would go down on strikes, but Ricky Martinez and Eddie Hernandez would hit back to back singles, loading the bases for Tristin English. English would follow up with 0-2 count Grand Slam, putting the Hops up 6-2. Ricky Martinez would lead the top of the ninth off with a single, an out later Tristin English doubled Martinez in, putting the Hops up 7-2. Andy Yerzy followed up with a walk, and a Jesus Marriaga strikeout later, Ryan January homered, putting the Hops up 9-2.

Idaho Falls Chukars 13 Missoula Osprey 2

This was a really ugly game, to say the least. So read the box score.

DSL PIrates2 4 DSL D-backs2 9 (Semifinals Game 2)

Jean Marcelino went 4.0 innings, and allowed one unearned run on an errant pick off throw, two wild pitches, two hits and two walks, while striking out six. Arturo Roque went an 1.1 innings, and allowed two runs (one earned) on a wild pitch, two hits, and a walk. Jose Santamaria went 3.2 innings, with a run on a balk, three hits, and a walk, while striking out one.

Alvin Guzman was 3-4 with a stolen base, with a run scored and a RBI. Alexander Hernandez was 2-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Catcher Ricardo Caldera walked three times, and was hit by a pitch twice. Deivis Vegas was 2-3 with a hit by pitch.

Sunday September 1st, 2019

Reno Aces 6 Salt Lake Bees 7

Reno should have had this one in the bag after scoring six runs in the first, but the Bees slowly caught up with the Aces, finally pulling ahead with a four run four inning. Braden Hagens got the start, going 3.2 innings, and allowing all seven runs (although only four were earned) on 10 hits, three wild pitches, and a walk, while striking out three. Michael Tonkin relieved Hagens, coming in with two on and two outs in the fourth inning. Tonkins allowed one out of the two inherited runners to score, and pitched 3.1 innings total, allowing just a hit, while striking out three. Ben Taylor walked one in a scoreless inning of work, while striking out two.

Juniel Querecuto was 2-5 with a pair of doubles and a walk, and Marty Herum was 3-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in. Blake Swihart, playing center field, was 3-4 with a walk and a run batted in, but was caught stealing and committed an error. Jamie Westbrook was 2-4 with a walk and a couple runs batted in.

Visalia Rawhide 5 Modesto Nuts 6

Ryan Weiss got the start, pitched 4.2 innings, and allowed five runs (all earned) on eleven hits, though he walked none and struck out three. Tyler Mark went 1.1 innings and allowed a run on two hits and two walks. Mack Lemieux was perfect in his inning of work, striking out all three batters on 14 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. Cole Bartlett pitched a scoreless inning to follow with two hits allowed, and a strikeout.

Geraldo Perdomo got Visalia off to a nice start in the first inning, hitting a solo homerun on the very first pitch of the game. Luis Alejandro Basabe would walk later in the inning, advanced to second on a Yoel Yanqui single, and a strikeout later JanCarlos Cintron doubled, scoring Basabe. In the top of the third inning, Basabe hit a one out single, followed by a single from Max Murphy, to put runners on first and second. JanCarlos Cintron would come through with another double, scoring by Basabe and Murphy. In the top of the eighth, Jose Herrera walked, and scored on an Anfernee Grier double.

Burlington Bees 2 Kane County Cougars 3

Robby Baldwin pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just a pair of hits, a hit by pitch, and a walk. Baldwin may not have struck out any batters, but he kept the ball on the ground, getting six ground ball outs to just one flyball out. Kenny Hernandez pitched 4.1 innings, with a run allowed on five hits and a wild pitch, with no walks and seven strikeouts. (the lone run was inherited by Kai-Wei Lin, who allowed the inherited run to score) Kai-Wei Lin pitched 1.2 innings, and allowed one run on a hit, a wild pitch, and two walks, while striking out one. With two runs allowed in the ninth tying the game up, the Cougars went into the tenth, with Lin keeping the Bees scoreless in the top of the tenth, enabling the Cougars to walk of the Bees in the bottom of the tenth.

Buddy Kennedy and Blaze Alexander hit back to back singles to lead of the top of the second, with both scoring on the latter’s single, thanks to a throwing error by the Bees third baseman, and a second error by the first baseman. The Cougars scored in the tenth, thanks to a sac bunt by Zachery Almond that moved over auto-runner Tra Holmes. Keshawn Lynch followed up with a walk, and then David Garza singled scoring Holmes and ending the game.

Hillsboro Hops 4 Boise Hawks 6

Marcos Tineo pitched 4.2 innings, with five runs (three earned) allowed on seven hits. Mailon Arroyo pitched 1.1 inning with a run allowed on two hits. Jake Polancic pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, with a walk and a hit by pitch allowed. Yan Sanchez pitched .2 scoreless innings, with a hit allowed.

Corbin Carroll was 1-4 with a triple, a walk, and a stolen base, Jesus Marriaga was 1-4 with a double and a stolen base, Ricky Martinez was 1-4 with a walk and a stolen base, and Tristin English was 2-4 with a walk.