AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 8-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers
Both teams had 12 hits in this slugfest, but Fresno made theirs count in a 8-4 win Sunday night. They touched up Rainiers starter Brad Mills for seven of the eight runs in four innings.
Andrew Aplin, Tyler White, Preston Tucker and Jon Kemmer all had two hit nights. One of White's hits was a solo blast. The run scoring was evenly distributed as eight Grizzlies scored a solo run.
Grizzlies starter Tommy Shirley bent but didn't break during his five inning start. He allowed seven hits and two walks but limited the Rainiers to only two runs to earn the victory. The bullpen standout was Brendan McCurry who pitched two scoreless frames with a strikeout.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 9-2 win over the Frisco RoughRiders
The Hooks continued to batter their opposition with 18 hits, a season high, in their victory over Frisco. The win was punctuated by a seven run 6th inning where the Hooks sent 10 batters to the plate.
Alex Bregman had an RBI hit and three walks. Nick Tanielu, Conrad Gregor, Roberto Pena and James Ramsay each had three hit nights. One of Gregor's hits was a three run bomb that capped off the Hooks' seven run 6th inning.
Kent Emanuel pitched six strong innings for the win, allowing two runs and striking out five. Michael Freeman picked up a three inning save allowing only one hit and no runs.
High A Lancaster JetHawks: 17-11 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm
The JetHawks faced an uphill battle in this one as they fell behind eight runs in the first inning. Lancaster starter Kevin McCanna couldn't make it out of the first, and was charged with eight earned runs on six hits.
The offense tried to bounce back, and cut the lead to five runs in the fifth inning, but Lake Elsinore scored seven more runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Jamie Ritchie led the offense, going 3-4 with two runs, a double and two RBI. Garrett Stubbs (batting .316) had two hits and scored two runs. Jason Martin went 1-2 with two runs scored and three walks.
Low A Quad Cities River Bandits: 12-2 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Eight seemed to be the magic number last night as River Bandits starter Justin Ferrell also allowed eight runs. That deficit was too much for Quad Cities to overcome.
Shorstop Osvaldo Duarte had a nice night at the plate, going 1-3 with a run scored, a double and a walk. Hector Roa was 2-4 with a run scored and a triple. Kyle Tucker knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats: 11-6 win over the Lowell Spinners
The ValleyCats used two five run innings to defeat the previously unbeaten Lowell Spinners who had started the season 9-0.
The offensive star for Tri-City was outfielder and 2016 6th round draft pick Stephen Wrenn. Wrenn went 2-5 with two runs, his team leading third home run, an RBI and a stolen base. Daz Cameron had a two-RBI double and a walk. Shortstop Alexander De Goti scored two runs, pounded a three-RBI double, and walked.
ValleyCats starter Sebastian Kessay pitched well, allowing a single run in four innings with three strikeouts. Nick Hernandez earned the win in relief.