Diamondbacks affiliates won all seven games played on Labor Day. Jackson’s game against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp was cancelled.
The Aces had a no hitter through through 5.2 innings, and were perfect through 4.2 innings. Taylor Widener started the game off with an easy 1-2-3 scoreless and hitless inning, striking out one. Braden Shipley pitched four scoreless and hitless innings, was perfect until the free pass he issued with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Bryan Menendez pitched two innings, with a run allowed on three hits and two walks, with a pair of strikeouts. Damien Magnifico walked one and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning. Lucas Luetge struck out one in an easy 1-2-3 inning.
Andy Young got the Aces on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning, his 21st of the year. Four runs crossed the plate in the top of the seventh, breaking a 1-1 tie. Matt Szczur and Jamie Westbrook hit back to back singles to lead off the inning, and a Joe Robbins flyout would advance Szczur to third. Marty Herum singled, scoring Szczur, and back to back doubles by Carlos Asuaje and Lucas Herbert would score Westbrook, Herum, and Asuaje to put the Aces up 5-1. In the top of the eighth, Andy Young singled and scored another run on a Matt Szczur double to make the score 6-1. Lucas Herbert tripled and scored on a Juniel Querecuto single in the top of the ninth.
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Justin Lewis pitched four innings, with three runs allowed on a wild pitch, a hit by pitch, five hits, and two walks. Jose Cuas followed with three scoreless innings, with just wild pitch, a hit, and a walk allowed, to go with a pair of strikeouts. Luis Castillo struck out four batters in two scoreless innings, with a hit and a hit by pitch allowed.
Max Murphy hit a solo homer in the top of the fourth to get the Rawhide on the scoreboard first. Down 3-1 in the top of the sixth, Luis Alejandro Basabe and Yoel Yanqui hit back-to-back. Unfortunately Yoel Yanqui was caught stealing second before JanCarlos Cintron singled, scoring Basabe. In the top of the seventh, Tim Susnara and Kevin Lachance hit back to back singles to lead of the inning. After Eduardo Diaz grounded out, advancing the runners to second and third, Jorge Perez hit a bases clearing double to put the Rawhide up 4-3.
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Michel Gelabert pitched 4.2 innings, and allowed four runs (two unearned thanks to a throwing error by Blaze Alexander) on a hit by pitch, four hits and two walks, while striking out seven batters. In addition, Gelabert picked off a runner at first. Ethan Larrison relieved Gelabert with three on and two outs, and allowed two of the inherited runners to score. Larrison pitched .2 innings, and allowed three hits and a walk, while striking out a batter. Yaramil Hiraldo relieved Larrison with the bases loaded and only one out, and got out of the inning without any of the runners scoring. Hiraldo pitched 3.2 innings, with two hits and a walk allowed.
In the bottom of the first, Keshawn Lynch lead off with a double, advance to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Zack Shannon sac fly. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Blaze Alexander lead off with a solo home run to tie the game back up. Two outs later, Nick Dalesandro walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a David Garza double pull ahead 3-2. After the Bees scored two runs to tie the game and pull ahead in the top of the fifth, the Cougar tied the game right back up in the bottom of the inning. Dominic Fletcher walked, advanced to second on an errant pick off throw, then third thanks to a wild pitch, and scored on a Blaze Alexander sac fly. Fletched scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, when he walked and scored on a Buddy Kennedy triple.
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Blake Walston pitched two scoreless innings to start the game. Jacon Stevens relieved Walston for the third inning, and pitched two innings, allowed a run on a pair of hits. Deyni Olivero allowed a hit in a scoreless fifth inning. Justin Garcia allowed just a hit and struck out for in a scoreless sixth and seventh inning. Yan Sanchez struck out one in a perfect 1-2-3 eighth inning. Eduardo Herrera ran into trouble in the ninth, only getting two outs(both were strikeouts), and allowing four runs on a hit by pitch, four hits and walk. Liu Fuenmayor came on with two on and two out, and got the batter out with just three pitches (all strikes) to end the inning, and the game.
Already up 7-1, the Hops scored six runs in the eighth to pull ahead of the Hawks 13-1. Eddie Hernandez, who was 0-6, was the only Hops batter to fail to get a hit. Jesus Marriaga was a home run short of the cycle, going 3-5 with a walk, a double and a triple. Dominic Canzone was 2-5 with a homerun and a pair of runs batted in. Corbin Carroll was 2-5 with a double. NIck Grande was 2-4 with two stolen bases. Ryan January was 2-4 with a double and a walk.
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Bobby Ay started the game with an easy scoreless inning, facing the minimum. Austin Pope struck out six batters in four innings, with just a hit and an unearned run allowed. Ezequiel De La Cruz followed with two scoreless innings with just a hit allowed, with four strikeouts. Justin Martinez walked one in a scoreless eighth inning, and struck out a pair of batters. Jhonny Valdez walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth.
Francis Martinez got the scoring started with a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Axel Andueza followed up with a double, scoring on a Wilderd Patino triple. Luvin Valbuena then singled, scoring Patino to put the Osprey up 3-0. In fourth, Cesar Garcia reached on a force out, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher, and then scored on a Jose Curpa single to make the score 4-0. In the fifth inning, Neyfy Castillo hit a solo homer, and Wilderd Patino tripled for the second time, and scored on a wild pitch. In the seventh, Castillo would draw a walk, steal second, and score from second on a Wilderd Patino single.
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Diomede Sierra pitched 3.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits, three walks, and a wild pitch, while striking out a pair of batters. Carlos Meza pitched 3.1 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, and struck out three.Jose Alcantara pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Edinson Soto allowed just a walk in a scoreless ninth inning.
Alexander Hernandez tripled to lead off the second, and scored on a ground out by the next batter. Juan Batista then singled, and scored on a Ricardo Caldera triple. In the bottom of the sixth, Alexander Hernandez singled, advanced to second a wild pitch, then advanced to third on a fielder’s choice that allowed, and scored on a ground out. In the bottom of the seventh, Luis Rubio lead off with a double and advanced to third on a ground out. Alexander Hernandez walked and stole second before Esteban Aquino grounded out. Juan Batista then came through with a single, scoring Rubio and Hernandez, and advanced to second thanks to a fielding error.