Fresno 4, Sacramento 3
W- Brad Peacock (1-3)
L- Clayton Blackburn (4-4)
S- James Hoyt (14)
Fresno home runs: Jack Mayfield (2, 6 season; grand slam in 5th)
One hit turned out to be all that the Grizzlies needed to win game 3 of this series.
The Grizz were outhit 8-4, but one of those 4 hits was the difference. For the 2nd time in this series, Jack Mayfield was the one-man show on offense; his grand slam in the 5th inning was Fresno's only scoring play.
Brad Peacock went 5.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Chris Cotton was the first man out, and he recorded the final out of the 6th and the first out in the 7th. He allowed a run on a sac fly, 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Kevin Chapman was the next pitcher to appear; he walked 1 and struck out 2 in 1.2 innings, and James Hoyt worked around a walk to secure the victory, striking out 2 in the 9th inning.
César Valdez will get the start tonight as the Grizzlies look to complete the sweep. He'll face Chris Heston at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 7, Frisco 3
W- Francis Martes (4-2)
L- Reed Garrett (2-1)
S- Aaron West (7)
CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez 2 (6; 2-run in 2nd, 2-run in 4th), J.D. Davis (11, solo in 7th)
The Hooks took the first of this 5-game series with a wire-to-wire victory.
Nick Tanielu opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Teoscar Hernandez hit his first 2-run home run of the game in the 2nd inning. Chase McDonald added an RBI single in the 3rd, and then Teoscar struck again in the 4th with another 2-run homer. J.D. Davis hit a solo home run in the 7th for the final Corpus Christi run.
Teoscar finished 3-5, raising his average on the season to .312. Davis (2B, solo HR), Tanielu (2B, RBI), and Alejandro Garcia (2 R) all had 2 hits on the night.
Francis Martes pitched 6.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Michael Freeman didn't allow any runs of his own in 2.1 innings, but he did allow the 2 runners that he inherited from Martes to score. He allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Aaron West recorded the final out of the game to get his 7th save of the season.
Tonight, these teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5:05. One game is a regularly scheduled contest, while the other is a makeup of a game that was rained out in Corpus on May 15. Evan Grills will take on Yohander Mendez in game 1, and Edison Frias will start game 2.
Lancaster 13, Rancho Cucamonga 2
W- Trent Thornton (3-3)
L- Yaisel Sierra (4-4)
Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (11, 3-run in 2nd)
After losing the first 5 games of their roadtrip, the JetHawks rebounded to take 2 out 3 from the Quakes.
Jason Martin's 3-run home run in the 2nd inning put Lancaster on the board and in the lead. After Rancho scored a run in the bottom of the 2nd to make it a 3-2 game, the JetHawks took flight by going on a 10-0 run to close out the game. In the 3rd, Aaron Mizell hit an RBI single, and Tony Nuñez followed with a 2-run single. Nuñez added a 2-run double to his ledger in the 5th inning. Garrett Stubbs scored on a wild pitch in the 6th, and in the 8th, Bobby Boyd ripped a 2-run double, Bryan Muñiz added an RBI single, and Brooks Marlow capped off the scoring with a sac fly.
Martin finished 3-4 with the 3-run homer and scored 3 runs. Aaron Mizell also finished with 3 hits; he doubled, scored twice, and stole a base (3, 8 season). Nuñez's 2 hits resulted in 4 RBI. Stubbs (2B, 2 R) and Muñiz (RBI single) also had 2 hits in the game.
Trent Thornton pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 8. Andrew Thome walked 1 and struck out 3 over the final 2 innings.
The JetHawks are back home, where they will start a 4-game series with Bakersfield. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.
Quad Cities 4, Wisconin 3
W- Elieser Hernandez (3-0, 4-4 season)
L- Conor Harber (1-2)
S- Adam Whitt (3)
QC home runs: Hector Roa (1, 2-run in 7th)
The Banditos were outhit 11-6, but they won in the colum that matters the most. They had to hold off a Wisconsin rally in the 8th that nearly erased their 4-0 lead, but they weathered the storm in order to take the series.
Osvaldo Duarte doubled with 1 out in the 1st. He advanced to 3rd on a Kristian Trompiz groundout and scored the first run of the game on a double from Dex McCall.
McCall reached base and advanced to 2nd on an error to lead off the 7th. One batter later, Hector Roa clubbed a 2-run home run, his 1st of the season. Later in the inning, Myles Straw added an RBI single. Straw and Roa both finished 2-4 on the evening.
Elieser Hernandez allowed 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 over 6 shutout innings to get the victory. Juan Carlos Santos pitched a scoreless 7th but encountered trouble in the 8th; he allowed 3 runs (2 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him), a hit, and walked 3 in 1+ innings. David Schmidt allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 8th, He did not allow any runs of his own, but he inherited a bases-loaded situation in which 2 runners scored. Adam Whitt worked around 2 hits in the 9th to close out the game, striking out 2.
The River Bandits will take on Cedar Rapids in their final series of the first half. In game 1, Yoanys Quiala will take on Cody Stashak. First pitch is at 7:00.
DSL Astros Blue 16, DSL Rays1 7
W- Yeremi Ceballos (1-0)
L- Daniel Pilar (1-1)
S- Juan Corniel (1)
Blue home runs: Ronny Rafael (1, solo in 7th)
Huge day on offense for the Blue team.
Nicolas Miranda: 3-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R
Ronny Jimenez: 3-4, 2B, RBI, 4 R
Jose Benjamin: 2-3, 3 RBI, 2 R
Yeremi Ceballos: W (1-0), 2 IP, H, unearned run, BB, K
Juan Corniel: Save (1), 3 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
DSL Red Sox2 4, DSL Astros Orange 0
W- Ryan Oduber (2-0)
L- Humberto Castellanos (0-1)
S- Victor Familia (1)
Orange home runs: None.
The Orange team was swept for the first time this season.
Gilberto Celestino and Felix Lucas both finished 2-4.
Humberto Castellanos: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 K
Asael Uribe: IP, H, K
Luis Castro: 3 IP, BB, 2 K
Jason Martin, OF, Lancaster
3-4, 3-R HR (11), 3 R
Elieser Hernandez, RHP, Quad Cities
W (3-0, 4-4 season), 6 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Corpus Christi
3-5, 2B, 2 2-R HR (6)