Salt Lake 4, Fresno 2 in 10 innings
W- Greg Mahle (1-0)
L- Reymin Guduan (0-1, 1-1 season)
S- A.J. Achter (2)
Fresno home runs: Colin Moran (4, solo in 2nd)
Both teams scored a run in the 9th, which resulted in a 2-2 tie, but the Bees had the final say in this game as they broke the tie with 2 runs in the first extra frame.
Colin Moran drove in both Fresno runs; he put them on the board with a solo homer in the 2nd and drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 9th with an RBI single. Max Stassi also finished 2-4 for the Grizzlies.
César Valdez went 7 innings and allowed a run on 6 hits and struck out 3. Kevin Chapman was the first man out of the bullpen; he allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 2 in 2 innings. Reymin Guduan got 1 out in the 10th with a strikeout, but Salt Lake scored the 2 go-ahead runs, one of which was an inherited runner, off of him. He also allowed a hit and walked 2. Josh Fields got the final two outs of the 10th.
The Grizzlies will look to avoid the sweep as Brady Rodgers will get the start. He will take on a person who is quite well-known in the Central Valley: Tim Lincecum. First pitch is at 5:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 5, San Antonio 4 in 10 innings
W- Eric Peterson (3-1, 4-1 season)
L- Tayron Guerrero (0-2)
CC home runs: Alex Bregman (13, walk-off solo in 10th)
The Hooks erased a 4-1 deficit by scoring 4 runs in the final three innings, culminating in Alex Bregman's walk-off solo home run in the first extra frame.
Alejandro Garcia put Corpus on the board with an RBI double in the 2nd inning. This would be the Hooks' only scoring play until the 8th inning, when James Ramsay scored on a wild pitch. Bregman, who was at the plate at the time, followed with an RBI single. Garcia drove in the tying run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. Chan-Jong Moon attempted to score the winning run, but he was thrown out at home. Garcia advanced to 2nd on the throw and took 3rd on a wild pitch, but he was stranded there to end the inning. Bregman stepped into the batter's box with 2 outs in the 10th, and he decided that an 11th inning would not be necessary by slamming a walk-off home run to give the Hooks the win.
Garcia and Bregman had 2 hits and 2 RBI apiece. J.D. Davis also had a 2-hit night for the Hooks.
Cy Sneed, Kyle Smith, and Michael Freeman pitched 3 innings each. Sneed got the start and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and walked 2. Smith was the first man out of the Hooks bullpen, and the only run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Diego Goris. Smith allowed three other hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Freeman's 3 innings were scoreless; he allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Eric Peterson threw a 1-2-3 10th and got the win.
Brian Holmes will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Kyle Lloyd at 6:05.
Visalia 5, Lancaster 2
W- Brad Keller (5-4)
L- Scott Weathersby (2-4)
S- Bud Jeter (8)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The Rawhide just seem to have the JetHawks' number.
Aaron Mizell opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd. Brooks Marlow scored the other Lancaster run on a wild pitch in the 7th inning.
Scott Weathersby pitched 6.1 innings and allowed 5 runs on 8 hits (solo and 2-run homers), walked 4, and struck out 3. Ryan Thompson allowed a hit and struck out 4 in 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.
In the series finale, Matt Bower will take on Ethan Elias. First pitch is at 1:00 Pacific.
Quad Cities 7, Burlington 6
W- Franklin Perez (1-1)
L- Ronnie Glenn (1-5)
S- Ralph Garza Jr, (4)
QC home runs: Keach Ballard (1, 2-run in 5th)
The Banditos led 6-0 after 5 innings and then had to stave off a Burlington rally to get the victory.
Myles Straw smacked a triple to lead off the 3rd inning and scored the game's first run on a single from Osvaldo Duarte. Quad Cities erupted for 5 runs in the 5th inning as Dex McCall hit an RBI single, Hector Roa ripped a 2-run triple, and Keach Ballard clubbed a 2-run home run, his 1st of the season. Duarte scored the final River Bandits run on an error in the 8th.
Everyone in the lineup contributed to the 18-hit assault. Straw (2B, 2 3B, R), Duarte (RBI, 2 R), and Christian Correa had 3 hits apiece. Roa, who was making his season debut, hit 2 triples.
Franklin Perez went 5.2 innings and had an inherited runner charged to him when Austin Nicely allowed a 2-run home run after coming on. Perez allowed 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Nicely was treated rather rudely by the Bees in his first appearance of 2016; he allowed 3 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him), 2 hits, walked 2, and failed to record an out. David Schmidt allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3, and Ralph Garza Jr. got the 4-out save, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2.
Kevin McCanna will start the series finale. He'll take on Jose Rodriguez at 2:00.
DSL Astros Blue 2, DSL Royals 1
W- Carlos Perdomo (1-0)
L- Gustavo Tejeda (0-1)
S- Johsson Arias (1)
Blue home runs: None.
For the second consecutive game, the Blue team snatched a victory late.
César Cortez singled to lead off the 8th and advanced to 2nd thanks to an error. He moved to 3rd on a single from Samir Caraballo, but was thrown out at home on a Ronny Jimenez fielder's choice. Caraballo had a little better luck; he advanced to 2nd on the fielder's choice, tagged up when Orlando Marquez flied out, and scored the tying run on a passed ball. Alfredo Angarita scored the go-ahead run in the 9th when Cortez grounded into a double play. Nicolas Miranda finished 2-4 with a double.
Felipe Tejada went 4 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Ezequiel Madera was the first reliever to appear for the Blue team and threw a 1-2-3 5th. Carlos Perdomo threw 3 scoreless, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2, and Johsson Arias threw a 1-2-3 9th for the save.
These two teams will play again Monday morning. The DSL has Sundays off.
DSL Astros Orange 9, DSL Mets2 5
W- Miguel Matos (1-0)
L- Rafael Encarnacion (0-1)
Orange home runs: Hector Martinez (2, 2-run in 2nd)
The Mets 2 scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th to tie the game at 5, but the Orange team quickly re-established their advantage with 4 in the bottom of the 8th.
Hector Martinez's 2-run home run in the 2nd opened up the scoring. Team Orange scored 2 more in the 5th on an RBI double from Enmanuel Valdez and an RBI single from Anthony Rodriguez. Gilberto Celestino hit a sac fly in the 7th, which gave the Orange team a 5-2 lead at that point.
Martinez led off the bottom of the 8th by drawing a walk. Vicente Mota also drew a walk to put 2 runners on for Ronaldo Urdaneta, who broke the tie with an RBI double. Felix Lucas walked to load the bases. Mota scored on a wild pitch. Kendy Moya, who was at the plate at the time, hit an RBI single. Valdez drove in the final run of the day with an RBI single. Moya finished a home run shy of the cycle and scored twice. Valdez finished 2-4.
César Rosado went 4 innings and allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Cristofer Melendez was the first man out; he allowed an unearned run on a sac fly, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2 innings. Miguel Matos went 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 4. Gabriel Pirela worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 1.
The Orange team and the Mets 2 will face off again on Monday.
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César Valdez, RHP, Fresno
7 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 K
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Hector Roa, OF, Quad Cities
2-5, 2 3B, 2 RBI, R; season debut
Alex Bregman, SS, Corpus Christi
2-4, walk-off solo HR (13), 2 RBI