The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 3-3 record last night.
(AA) Jackson Generals 9, Montgomery Biscuits 1: After exchanging zeros for the first two innings, the Generals would get the first two runners on and capitalize on a defensive miscue for a 4-run inning. Daulton Varsho would hit a ground ball to the 2B, who sailed the throw home to allow 2 runs to score. Drew Ellis would follow up with a line shot home run to left-center to make it a 4-run frame. That allowed Matt Peacock to focus on pitching, as he turned in one of his best performances of the year with 7 innings of 1-run ball with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. The Generals made sure to pile on in this game, scoring 5 times between the 6th and 8th innings to push this game out of reach. Drew Ellis would drive in 2 more runs after the home run to finish 2 for 4 with 4 RBI. Southern League Semi-Finals: Jackson 1, Montgomery 1
(A+) Visalia Rawhide 5, San Jose Giants 3: Visalia would score first, holding the lead from both ends of the game. A passed ball would allow Alek Thomas to take home after he reached on a 1-out double and moved to third on a groundout to 2B. The Rawhide would score two more in the second in a more conventional way, with Jose Herrera driving home a run with a double and scoring on a Jorge Perez single. San Jose would claw back with solo tallies in the 2nd and 3rd to make it 3-2, but Visalia had an answer for every San Jose run. Starter Bryan Valdez pitched 5 innings of 2-run ball on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts to pick up the win. Eduardo Diaz cranked out a solo homer in the 6th to extend the lead to 4-2, but San Jose answered with a run back off Jose Cuas. Cole Bartlett and Breckin Williams would get the final 9 outs of the game without allowing any more runs. Thomas, Herrera, Diaz, and Yoel Yanqui would have multi-hit games in this one, accounting for 8 of Visalia’s 10 hits. Cal League North Division Series: Visalia 2, San Jose 0
(A) Kane County Cougars 1, Clinton LumberKings 10: Matt Tabor and Co. would get crushed in this game, as Kane County pitchers allowed 10 runs on 16 hits and the defense committed 3 errors. Tabor himself would allow 4 runs (3 earned) in 4 1⁄3 innings allowing 8 hits and struck out 6. The Cougars would score a pittance run in the 5th thanks to a 2-base error and two productive outs, but as a team collected only 1 hit. Midwest League Quarterfinals: Clinton 2, Kane County 0
(A-) Hillsboro Hops 6, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 3: Hillsboro would quickly score 3 runs to take a 3-0 midway through the second, although the Volcanoes nearly tied it off Conor Grammes in the 2nd. Grammes would pitch 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Ryne Nelson would pitch the next 3 innings of scoreless baseball with 4 strikeouts to allow his teammates to take control of the game again. RBI doubles by Ryan January and Liover Peguero would allow Hillsboro to expand the lead to 5-2 in the 5th and a wild pitch would score the 6th run of the game. Salem-Keizer would hit a solo homer in the 7th, but the Hillsboro bullpen tidied things up the rest of the way. January would finish with 3 RBI in the game. Northwest League Semi-Finals: Hillsboro 2, Salem-Keizer 0
(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 2, Billings Mustangs 5: Missoula would score 2 runs in the first but fail to score the rest of the way thanks to an awful 2 for 16 clip with runners in scoring position. Josh McMinn would allow 3 runs in 5 innings, but only 1 was earned thanks to an error that opened up the second inning and allow Billings to plate 2 runs. Billings would score 2 more on reliever Chris Williams in the 6th.
(Rk-) DSL Dbacks2 0, DSL Royals1 5: The Dbacks were held with 1 hit and made more errors with 2 in total. Jean Marcelino would allow 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts in 4 1⁄3 innings. Juan Gonzalez would pitch 3 2⁄3 scoreless behind him, but the Dbacks offense never found their gear in this game. DSL Championship Series: Dbacks 2, Royals 2