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Minor League Recap 8/28-8/30/2021: Weekend ThreeCap

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The Reno Aces Celebrate A Win

Dbacks affiliates won all three games played on Saturday, with Reno’s game cancelled due to the poor quality of air thanks to the wildfires raging near Lake Tahoe. The affiliates won just one game on Sunday, with Amarillo’s game getting rained out. Reno won the lone game played on Monday.

Saturday August 28th, 2021

Frisco RoughRiders 6 Amarillo Sod Poodles 9

Drey Jameson got the start, going five innings and allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out six. Blake Workman went 1 13 innings, with three runs allowed on two hits and two walks, while striking out three. Unfortunately both of the hits Workman allowed were home runs. Mitchell Stumpo relieved Workman with two on and one out, and allowed one of the inherited runners to score. Stumpo pitched 1 23 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk, while striking out three. Blake Rogers struck out a batter in a perfect inning of work in the ninth.

Amarillo got on board with a run in the bottom of the first after Ryder Jones singled and scored on a Stone Garrett double. Amarillo added five more runs in the bottom of the second, Dominic Canzone led off with a single, and after an Andy Yerzy strikeout, Dominic Miroglio homered, making the score 3-0. The next batter, Jancarlos Cintron followed up with another homerun to make it 4-0. Ben DeLuzio singled next, and Ryder Jones homered after to make 6-0. In the bottom of the fourth, Ryder Jones doubled and scored on consecutive ground outs from Stone Garrett and Buddy Kennedy. In the bottom of the fifth, with the score now 7-3, Andy Yerzy singled and Dominic Miroglio doubled to put runners on first and third with no out. Jancarlos Cintron grounded out, scoring Yerzy and advancing Miroglio to the third to make it 8-3. Ben Deluzio doubled, scoring Miroglio but was thrown out trying to advance to third.

Vancouver Canadians 6 Hillsboro Hops 9

Justin Vernia went six innings and allowed six runs on seven hits and a hit by pitch, while striking out five. Vernia allowed a pair of homeruns; a two run homer in the second, and a solo homer in the fifth. Liu Fuenmayor followed with a scoreless seventh, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out one. Yaramil Hiraldo pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, with a hit and a pair of walks allowed.

In the Hops jumped out to an early lead in the first. Jorge Barrosa led off with a solo homer, Two outs later, Tristin English singled, Axel Andueza was hit by pitch, and Cam Coursey tripled, scoring both runners to make it 3-0. Nick Dalesandro followed up with a single, scoring Coursey, and stole second before the inning ended. With the score now 5-4 in the bottom of the third, Tristin English hit a one out solo homer to tie it back up at 5-5. An out later, Cam Coursey walked, Nick Dalesandro singled, and Elijah Greene doubled, scoring both runners to make the score 7-5. Leodany Perez followed up with a single to put runners on first and third, then stole second for his 22nd steal of the year, but Jorge Barrosa grounded out to end the inning. In the bottom of the fourth with one out, Blaze Alexander and Tristin English hit back to back solo homers to make the score 9-5.

Rancho Cucamonga 5 Visalia Rawhide 6

Avery Short got the start, going five innings and allowing two runs on two hits and four walks, while striking out five. Short’s only real mistake came in the first, when he allowed a one-out, two-run homerun. John Carver went 2 13 innings, with three runs (only one earned run though) allowed on a wild pitch and five hits, while striking out a pair. Hugh Fished pitched 1 23 scoreless innings, with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a wild pitch allowed.

Down 2-0 after the top of the first, the Rawhide scored four runs in the bottom of the inning. Ryan Bliss was hit by a pitch to lead off, stole second, and scored on a one out single by Neyfy Castillo to make score 2-1 The next batter, Deyvison De Los Santos, singled, putting runners on first and third. Adrian Del Castillo followed up with a single of his own, scoring Neyfey Castillo, and tying the score up at 2-2. Wilderd Patino then made it back-to-back-to-back-to-back with the fourth straight single of the game, loading the bases. Caleb Roberts flew out for the second out of the inning, but Ramses Malave came through with another single, scoring both Del Castillo and Patino to make the score 4-2.

The Rawhide added a pair of insurance runs that turned out to be essential in the bottom of the fourth. After Ryan Bliss and Tim Tawa flew out and struck out for the first two outs of the inning, Neyfy Castillo and Deyvison De Los Santos drew back to back walks. Adrian Del Castillo singled, scoring Neyfy Castillo. A wild pitch would then allow De Los Santos to score.

Sunday August 29th, 2021

Sacramento River Cats 10 Reno Aces 5

Matt Tabor had another rough start, going just four innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks, while striking out three. Tabor was hit hard, allowing three home runs (two two-run homers, and a solo homer) and a triple, In addition, the River Cats took advantage of the Tabor/Ritchie battery, stealing three base. Ryan Weiss pitched a scoreless inning in the fifth, striking out three batters while working around a double by the red hot Jason Krizan, who’d already homered twice off of Tabor. Tyler Holton pitched two scoreless innings, with just a hit and a walk allowed, while striking out five. Jordan Weems had an awful outing, getting just an out while allowing two runs on three hits and a walk, with a solo homer allowed. Junior Garcia inherited the bases loaded with just one out, and allowed only one of the baserunners to score. Garcia pitched an inning and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk. Just like Garcia, Jesus Liranzo inherited the bases loaded with one out, and allowed only one of the runners to score. Liranzo pitched 23 of an inning.

Already down 2-0 going into the bottom of the first, Alek Thomas led off with a double, advanced to third on a groundout, then scored on a Seth Beer sacrifice fly. The Aces wouldn’t score another run until the bottom of the seventh, when they were already 6-1. Christian Lopes walked to lead off, Jamie Ritchie singled to put runners on the corners, and Juniel Querecuto walked to load the bases. After Henry Ramos struck out for the first out of the inning, Alek Thomas singled, scoring Lopes and Ritchie. With Thomas at first, and Querecuto at second, a passed ball advanced the runners to second and third. Ildemaro Vargas then grounded out to first, scoring Querecuto, but Alek Thomas would get thrown out trying to score, making it a double play. The Aces scored one more run in the bottom of the eighth. Stuart Fairchild singled, stole second, advanced to third on a Cooper Hummel single, then scored on a Christian Lopes sacrifice fly.

Vancouver Canadians 8 Hillsboro Hop 4

A rough second by Kyler Stout doomed this game from the start. Stout went just 1 23 innings, was unable to get out of the second, allowing six runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out one. Gerald Ogando inherited two on and two outs, and allowed both inherited runners to score. Ogando pitched 2 13 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk allowed, while striking out a pair of batters. Bobby Ay pitched two innings and allowed one run on three hit and a walk, while striking out three. Kai-Wei Lin struck out a pair of batters in his two innings of work, with just a hit and a walk allowed, but unfortunately that one hit was a solo homer. Mailon Arroyo struck out one in a scoreless inning in the ninth.

Already down 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth, the Hops scored a pair of runs. Luvin Valbuena, Blaze Alexander, Cam Coursey, and Axel Andueza hit consecutive two out singles, with Valbuena scoring on Coursey’s single, and Alexander scoring on Andueza’s single.

Now down 8-2 in the bottom of the seventh, the Hops added two more runs after Axel Andueza and Tristin English hit back to back two out singles and advanced on a passed ball to second and third, and both scored on a single from AJ Vukovich.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1 Visalia Rawhide 8

Luke Albright went 2.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits, a wild pitch, a hit by pitch, and a walk, while striking out six. Jose Santamaria pitched 1 13 scoreless innings with no hits or walks allowed, with a strikeout. Jake Rice pitched 4.0 scoreless innings, with just a hit and a walk allowed, with three strikeouts. David Sanchez struck out a pair of batters in a perfect inning in the ninth.

Down 1-0 in the fifth, Tim Tawa evened the score up with a solo homerun. The Rawhide pulled ahead with five runs in the sixth. Wilderd Patino singled, and Jefferson Espinal doubled, putting runners on second and third. A passed ball allowed Patino to score and Espinal to advance to third. Mason Berne would go down on strikes for the first out of the inning, but a wild pitch allowed Espinal to score. Shen-Ping Chen walked and stole second, and then Glenallen Hill walked to put runners on first and second. Ryan Bliss flew out, advancing Chen to third. Channy Ortiz singled, scoring Chen, and advancing Hill to third. Tim Tawa walked to load the bases for Adrian Del Castillo, who then singled, scoring Hill and Ortiz. The Rawhide added two more runs in the eight. Tim Tawa hit a two out single and scored on the Adrian Del Castillo double that followed. Wilderd Patino walked to put runners on first and second, and Jeferson Espinal scoring Del Castillo.

Monday August 30th, 2021

Sacramento River Cats 5 Reno Aces 6

Humberto Castellanos got the start, going six innings with three runs allowed on seven hits, a hit by pitch, and a walk, while striking out a pair of batters. Castellanos allowed three solo homers, two in the first inning, and one in the third, account for all three runs allowed. JB Bukauskas pitched the seventh inning, allowing a run on a pair of hits, while striking out one. Brandyn Sittinger pitched the eighth, with a run allowed on two hits and two walks, while striking out one. Miguel Aguilar struck out a batter in a perfect inning of work in the ninth, and earned the save.

Down 2-0 after the top of the first, Reno answered back with three runs in the bottom of the inning. After Alek Thomas grounded out, Cooper Hummel doubled, but was able to score all on his own thanks to a throwing error by RF Heliot Ramos, and a throwing error by SS Mauricio Dobon. Seth Beer followed with a single, and Henry Ramos and Stuart Fairchild took back to back walks to load the bases with only one out. Juniel Querecuto singled, scoring Beer and Ramos, but would get thrown out advancing to second.

The Aces scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cooper Hummel and Seth Beer led off with a pair of singles, and Henry Ramos walked to load the bases. A wild pitch by pitcher Sean Hjelle allowed Hummell to score. Stuart Fairchild would go down on strikes, and Hjelle then intentionally walked Juniel Querecuto to load the bases. Jose Herrera came through with a single, scoring Beer and Ramos, with Querecuto out at third, but Herrera was able to advance to second. Unfortunately Jake Hager would go down on strikes to end the inning. Fortunately, the Aces were able to hold on and win 6-5.