El Paso 10, Fresno 6
W- Michael Dimock (1-0)
L- César Valdez (2-1)
Fresno home runs: Max Stassi (2, 2-run in 5th)
The Grizzlies trailed 10-0 after 3.5 innings as they got bludgeoned by an El Paso attach that churned out 23 hits.
César Valdez basically took one for the team in his 5 innings. He allowed 10 runs on 18 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 3. Jordan Jankowski and Reymin Guduan both threw 2 scoreless innings; Jankowski allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3, and Guduan allowed a hit.
Jon Singleton put Fresno on the board with an RBI single in the 4th. Later in the inning, Jack Mayfield ripped a 2-run double, and he eventually scored when Preston Tucker grounded into a force out. Max Stassi hit his 2nd homer of the season, a 2-run homer in the 5th. Preston Tucker and Jon Kemmer had 2 hits apiece.
Joe Musgrove will be on the hill for game 3 of this series. He'll face Daniel McCutchen at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 3, Northwest Arkansas 2
W- Brian Holmes (4-2)
L- Ashton Goudeau (1-2)
S- Brendan McCurry (12)
CC home runs: James Ramsay (3, solo in 4th)
The Hooks finished their first tour of Arkansas with a 5-1 record; they swept the Travelers and took 2 of 3 from the Naturals.
Brian Holmes had an excellent day on the mound, allowing 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out a season-high 8 over 5 shutout innings. Cy Sneed tagged in for 3 innings; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits (6 singles and a double) and struck out 2. Brendan McCurry struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th to record his 12th save of the season.
Corpus was outhit 10-7, but they outscored Northwest Arkansas, and that's what matters most. D.J. Fisher opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 3rd. James Ramsay led off the 4th with a solo blast. Alfredo Gonzalez followed with a double and came around to score on an RBI single from Alejandro Garcia. Teoscar Hernandez went 2-4 and extended his hitting streak to 6 games.
The Hooks have Monday off; they'll start a 4-game series with Midland on Tuesday.
Lancaster 15, Modesto 8
W- Matt Bower (2-1, 3-1 season)
L- Ryan Castellani (1-6)
Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin 2 (10; 2-run in 2nd, 2-run in 5th), Bobby Boyd (5, solo in 1st), Bryan Muñiz (6, solo in 7th), Ramon Laureano (2, 2-run in 8th)
The JetHawks went nuts with the home run stroke on Sunday, launching 5 of them.
Bobby Boyd led off the bottom of the 1st with a solo shot. In the 2nd, Jason Martin hit his first 2-run homer of the day and Garrett Stubbs later added a 2-run single. Boyd walked to start the 5th and dashed home on a Stubbs double. Later in the inning, Martin clubbed his second 2-run shot. In the 6th, Stubbs hit another 2-run single and Boyd scored on a double play. Bryan Muñiz led off the bottom of the 7th with a homer, and Ramon Laureano drove in Lancaster's final runs of the day with a 2-run homer.
Boyd reached in all 5 of his plate appearances; he singled, homered, walked 3 times, scored 5 runs, and stole 2nd base (26) as part of a double steal with Johnny Sewald in the 2nd. Stubbs (2B, 5 RBI, R) and Muñiz (HR, 2 RBI, 3 R) both had 3 hits, while Laureano (2-R HR), Martin (2 2-R HR), and Tony Nuñez (2B, R, SB [4, 13 season]) had 2 hits on the day. Johnny Sewald scored twice; while Boyd took 2nd, Sewald took 3rd. That stolen base makes Sewald the 4th player in the system to steal 20 bases this season.
Matt Bower went 6.1 innings and allowed 7 runs on 12 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Jacob Dorris pitched the final 2.2 innings, and the only run he allowed was a solo homer to Josh Fuentes in the 9th. Dorris allowed one other hit and struck out 6.
The series continues tonight at 6:35 Pacific as Dean Deetz faces Yency Almonte.
Burlington 5, Quad Cities 4
W- Tyler Watson (1-0)
L- Kevin McCanna (2-3)
S- Zach Hartman (7)
QC home runs: Connor Goedert (4, solo in 3rd)
The Banditos suffered the sweep as they dropped yet another one-run game despite outhitting the Bees 11-7. Quad Cities manager Omar Lopez.... was not pleased. (QC Times, via Astros County's Monday Morning Hot Links)
The Bees scored 5 in the 5th to take a 5-3 lead. The Banditos managed to pull a run back in the 9th, but they couldn't get over the hump. They left two runners in scoring position to end the 4th, runners on the corners to end the 8th.
Christian Correa put Quad Cities on the board first with a 2-run single in the 1st. Connor Goedert ripped a solo homer in the 3rd, his 4th of the year. Myles Straw led off the bottom of the 9th with a triple and scored on an 1-out RBI single from Kyle Tucker, who was stranded there to end the game. Straw, Tucker, and Correa all finished 2-4 on the day. Little Tuck also stole his 23rd base of the season.
Kevin McCanna went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him), 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 8. Adam Whitt got the final out of the 5th with a strikeout, but not before allowing the runner he inherited from McCanna and a run of his own to score. Whitt allowed 3 hits. Franklin Perez finished the game with 4 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 6.
The River Bandits have today off. They will begin a 3-game series with Beloit tomorrow.
From Saturday: DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Dodgers2 3
W- Juan Cuevas (1-0)
L- Johan Mena (0-1)
S- Jheyson Caraballo (1)
Blue home runs: None.
The Blue team took control with 4 runs in the 6th. They only put 2 balls in play that entire inning and drew 5 walks.
Alfredo Angarita and Ozziel Sanchez-Galan walked, and Cesar Cortez singled to load the bases. Angarita scored the Blue team's first run on a wild pitch, and Jose Benjamin followed with a sac fly that scored Sanchez-Galan. Cortez scored on a wild pitch, as did Orlando Marquez. Cortez grounded into a force out in the 7th that allowed Angel Tejeda to score.
Leovanny Rodriguez allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 7 in 4.1 innings. Juan Cuevas threw 1.2 perfect innings, striking out 1, and Jheyson Caraballo allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and struck out 5.
Six Stars (in no particular order)
Brian Holmes, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (4-2), 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 8 K
Franklin Perez, RHP, Quad Cities
4 IP, 2 H, 6 K
Garrett Stubbs, C, Lancaster
3-5, 2B, 5 RBI, R
Bobby Boyd, OF, Lancaster
2-2, solo HR (5), 5 R, 3 BB
Jason Martin, OF, Lancaster
2-4, 2 2-R HR (10)
Bryan Muñiz, 1B, Lancaster
3-4, solo HR (6), 2 RBI, 3 R