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Jarred Cosart put in yet another impressive start last night by inducing twelve groundouts!  Teaching a pitcher to pitch to contact is one of the hardest things to teach because it's such a mature pitching mentality to grasp.  Jarred seems to be latching on right now very nicely and is inducing a lot of weak contact.  That's what you want to see from a kid who is pitching at a new, more advanced, and hitter friendly environment than what he's been pitching in.  Don't worry about his drop in strikeouts, its a such a small sample size and he still has his velocity.  It's hard to make the jump he did and strikeout the hitters he's now facing.  Pitching to contact is a much better way to ensure success at first.  Once he adjusts, you'll see more strikeouts, unfortunately with the end of the season approaching, you might have to wait until next season.

Even with Cosart having a great night, he wasn't the star of the minors, Emilio King was.  King had the perfect night by going five for five!  It's a special night for a guy when you reach base in every at-bat, but he made it even better with a home run and a double.  Congratulations to Emilio!

Oklahoma City lost 12-7

  • Ryan Rowland-Smith-5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R 7 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR, 3/5 GO/AO
  • Luis Durango CF-2-5, SO
  • Anderson Hernandez SS-3-5, HR, CS, PO
  • Brett Wallace 1B-0-5, SO
  • Drew Locke RF-2-5
  • Robinson Cancel C-2-3, BB
  • Chris Johnson 3B-1-4, 2 SO
  • Koby Clemens PH-1-1, 3B

Corpus Christi lost 3-2

  • Jarred Cosart-6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 12/3 GO/AO-Love the GB rate
  • Henry Villar-2 IP, 0 H, 0R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Jason Stoffel-0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO-Really? Blew a save!
  • TJ Steele CF-1-2, 2B, BB, 2 SB
  • Brandon Barnes LF, CF-1-3, 2B, BB
  • Brian Esposito C-0-4, 4 SO-Ouch!
  • Brandon Wikoff 2B-2-2, HR, BB-Two nights in a row?

Lancaster won 5-1

  • Wes Musick-5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 4/4 GO/AO
  • Wander Alvino-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Shane Wolf-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Grant Hogue RF-0-4, BB, 2 SB, OF Assist
  • Jio Mier SS-1-5, SB
  • Austin Wates CF-2-4, BB, SB
  • Jonathan Singleton 1B-1-3, 2 BB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4, 2B, BB, SO

Lexington lost 12-8

  • Carlos Quevedo-4 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 7/2 GO/AO
  • Jorge De Leon-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 4/0 GO/AO
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-4, 2B, HR, BB-He's been mashing since coming over!
  • Telvin Nash 1B-0-5, 3 SO
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-5, HR
  • Roberto Pena C-2-5, SO
  • Emilio King CF-5-5, 2B, HR-Memorable game for him!

Tri-City won 7-4

  • Kyle Hallock-5 Ip, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 7/3 GO/AO-Solid
  • Joan Belliard-2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Neiko Johnson LF-1-5, HR-First pro HR for him. Congrats to Neiko, I really like this guy!
  • Zach Johnson 2B-2-4-Two games in a row at 2B
  • Raffy Valenzuela 1B-1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SO
  • Drew Muren RF-2-3, BB
  • Jacke Healey SS-1-3, HR, BB-Grand Slam!

Greeneville lost 5-1

  • Tyson Perez-5 Ip, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Scott Zuloaga-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Mattison Jones-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-4
  • Luis Alvarez C-2-4
  • Chan Moon SS-1-3, 2B

GCL Astros won 6-1

  • Evan Grills-6 Ip, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 4/6 GO/AO
  • Nathan Pettus-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Justin Shults 1B-3-4, 2B, HR
  • Wallace Gonzalez RF-1-2, 2 BB, SO

GCL Astros lost 5-4

  • Brandon Culbreth-1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1/2 GO/AO
  • Zachary Hardoin-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Justin Shults 1B-1-4, HR
  • Joe Witkowski DH-2-4, 3B
  • Kenny Diaz C-1-1, 2 BB