Let's play two in Fresno!
Game 1: Las Vegas 6, Fresno 5
W- Josh Edgin (2-1)
L- Mike Hauschild (7-9)
S- Paul Sewald (12)
Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (14, 2-run in 1st), Andrew Aplin (4, solo in 4th)
The Grizzlies scored in more innings in the first game of this twinbill, but the 51s scored more runs in the frames in which they scored.
A.J. Reed finished 3-3 in game 1, and his 2-run homer in the 1st opened up the scoring. In the 3rd inning, Reed added an RBI single to his ledger and came around to score on a single from Colin Moran. Andrew Aplin went 2-4 and smacked a solo home run in the 4th inning.
Mike Hauschild went 5 innings and allowed 6 runs on 8 hits (2 solo homers), walked 3 (one intentionally), and struck out 5. Brendan McCurry allowed a hit and struck out 2 over the final 2 innings.
How did Fresno fare in game 2?
Game 2: Fresno 2, Las Vegas 1
W- Brad Peacock (5-5)
L- Duane Below (5-9)
S- James Hoyt (28)
Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (9, 2-run in 6th)
Jon Kemmer's blast in the 6th was Fresno's only scoring play in game 2, but it turned out to be the difference. Tony Kemp finished 2-2 with a double and a stolen base (10).
Brad Peacock allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 6 shutout innings. James Hoyt allowed an unearned run on a single and struck out 2 in the 9th to earn his 28th save of the season.
Brady Rodgers will start game 4 of this series. He'll take on Darin Gorski at 7:05 Pacific.
Midland 3, Corpus Christi 2
W- Lou Trivino (1-0)
L- Evan Grills (3-4, 6-5 season)
S- Bobby Wahl (9)
CC home runs: None.
Evan Grills pitched into the 9th, but he ran out of gas and the Hounds took advantage.
Grills went 8.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 9 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 6. Aaron West got the final two outs of the 9th inning.
Ramon Laureano smacked a ground-rule double with one out in the 1st inning, and he scored the game's first run on a D.J. Fisher single. Alejandro Garcia added an RBI groundout in the 2nd. Laureano and Mott Hyde were both stranded to end the game; both reached via the walk.
In game 2 of this series, Keegan Yuhl will take on Brandon Mann. First pitch is at 7:05.
Lancaster 4, Bakersfield 3
W- Scott Weathersby (4-5, 5-5 season)
L- Kody Kerski (2-2)
S- Jacob Dorris (8)
Lancaster home runs: Drew Ferguson (8, solo in 7th)
The JetHawks scored 2 in the 7th to tie and one more in the 8th to take the lead, and the first game of a new series.
Drew Ferguson stuffed the stat sheet in this game, finishing 4-4 with 2 doubles, a solo homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases (26). He scored the first run of the night when Marc Wik hit a sacrifice fly that turned into an inning-ending double play in the 2nd inning. He led off the top of the 7th with a home run, his 8th of the season. Jamie Ritchie followed by drawing a walk, and Wik smacked a double. Brooks Marlow reached on an error that allowed Ritchie to score the tying run, and in the 8th, Lancaster went ahead thanks to Ferguson's double.
Rogelio Armenteros went 4 innings, and the two runs he allowed came on a home run hit by Tyler Marlette in the 3rd inning. Armenteros allowed 4 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Scott Weathersby tagged in for 3 innings, and the only run he surrendered came on a homer hit by Drew Jackson in the 5th. He allowed one other hit and fanned 6. Ryan Deemes allowed 2 hits and walked 1 in 1.2 innings, and Jacob Dorris struck out Daniel Torres for the final out of the game.
Dean Deetz will start game 2 of this series. He'll take on Anthony Misiewicz at 7:30 Pacific.
Quad Cities 8, Peoria 7 in 11 innings
W- Ralph Garza Jr. (4-4)
L- Steven Gallardo (1-3)
QC home runs: Dexture McCall 2 (7; solo in 1st, solo in 9th), Kristian Trompiz (2, 2-run in 1st), Hector Roa (3, solo in 2nd)
The Banditos got out to a quick start, only to see the Chiefs put up a big inning for the second straight night. Luckily for Quad Cities, they had some time to right the ship, and they did so by forcing extra innings. Ultimately, they completed the comeback by walking off with the victory.
Kristian Trompiz kicked off this wild night with a 2-run home run in the 1st inning. Two batters later, Dex McCall clubbed his first solo home run of the game. In the 2nd, Hector Roa whacked a solo homer and McCall drew a bases-loaded walk. That walk would be the Banditos' last scoring play until the 8th; in the meantime, Peoria went on a 6-0 run that included a 5-run 4th inning to take a 7-5 lead.
Anthony Hermelyn walked to lead off the bottom of the 8th. Two groundouts allowed him to advance to 3rd, and Myles Straw smacked an RBI double to cut the deficit to 1. With one out in the bottom of the 9th, McCall launched his 2nd solo home run of the evening to tie the game at 7. Both teams went quietly in the 10th and the Chiefs stranded a man at 2nd to end their half of the 11th. Straw led off the bottom of the 11th with a triple, and Trompiz sent the crowd at Modern Woodmen Park home happy with a single.
Straw finished 4-5 with 2 doubles, a triple, and scored 3 times. Trompiz finished 3-5 with 3 RBI, and McCall (2 solo HRs) and Kyle Tucker (2B) had 2 hits apiece.
Matt Bower went 3.2 innings and allowed 6 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 4, and struck out 4. Justin Ferrell was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen, and in 2 innings, he allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. David Schmidt was next; he allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 in 3.1 innings, and Ralph Garza Jr. walked 1 and struck out 2 in 2 innings.
Elieser Hernandez will get the start as the River Bandits and Chiefs wrap up their series tonight. He'll face Derian Gonzalez at 7:00.
Tri-City 2, Connecticut 1
W- Austin Nicely (4-1)
L- Locke St. John (2-5)
S- Agapito Barrios (1)
TC home runs: None.
The ValleyCats just eked out the victory in their series opener with the Tigers. They won despite leaving 11 men on base and going 0-12 with runners in scoring position. Fortunately, their pitching was up to the task.
Austin Nicely allowed a run on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. Sean Stutzman worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 6th, and Agapito Barrios finished off with 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 2.
Both Tri-City runs came in the 2nd inning. Chuckie Robinson drew a walk to lead off the inning and scored the first run of the evening on a Spencer Johnson triple. Brauly Mejia brought Johnson in with a sac fly. Taylor Jones and Tyler Wolfe had 2 hits apiece.
In game 2 of this series, Erasmo Pinales will face Gregory Soto. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.
Greeneville 1, Bluefield 0 through 3.5 innings
This game was suspended due to rain and will resume tonight at 6:05 Eastern. Bryan De La Cruz's RBI groundout in the top of the 4th is currently the only scoring play of this game. Troy Sieber and Ruben Castro have the hits.
Jorge Alcala pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4.
The regularly scheduled game will be a 7-inning affair. Greeneville's starter for that game is TBA.
GCL Cardinals 10, GCL Astros 2
W- Mike O'Reilly (3-1)
L- Leovanny Rodriguez (2-3, 3-3 season)
GCL home runs: None.
Well, the game started out well enough for the Kissimmee Stros... and then everything went horribly wrong almost in an instant.
David Paulino's first rehab outing did not have anything go wrong; he allowed 2 hits and struck out 3 over 3 scoreless innings.
Randy Vasquez's 2-run single in the 1st opened the scoring and was the GCL team's only scoring play. Wilson Amador and Jose Benjamin had 2 hits apiece; Benjamin was making his U.S. debut.
DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Phillies 3
W- Johsson Arias (2-0)
L- Yeral Gomez (1-4)
S- Jheyson Caraballo (3)
Blue home runs: None.
The Blue team got outhit 9-5, but they won in the column that matters.
Michael Garcia opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 4th inning. In the 5th, the Blue team got a pair of sac flies from Angel Tejeda and Brandon Benavente. Tejeda smacked an RBI triple in the 7th, and later in the inning, Nicolás Miranda drew a bases-loaded walk. Anibal Sierra finished 2-4 with a run scored, a walk, and a stolen base.
Johsson Arias went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and walked 1. Yonatan Quintin threw a 1-2-3 6th inning, and Jheyson Caraballo pitched the final 3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 1.
DSL Phillies2 6, DSL Astros Orange 2
W- Abdallah Aris (2-0)
L- Humberto Castellanos (1-3)
S- Jose Jimenez (1)
Orange home runs: Jose Abel Hernandez (2, 2-run in 4th)
While the Blue team swept the Phillies 1, the Orange team got swept by the Phillies 2.
Jose Abel Hernandez finished 2-4, and his 2-run homer in the 4th was the Orange team's only scoring play. Enmanuel Valdez went 2-3, and both of his hits were doubles.
Humberto Castellanos went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and struck out 4. Jose Antonio Hernandez allowed a hit in a scoreless 5th, and Luis Castro allowed a run on a groundout, a single, and walked 1 in 3 innings.
A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
3-3, 2-R HR (14), 3 RBI, 2 R in game 1 of doubleheader
Brad Peacock, RHP, Fresno
W (4-4), 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K in game 2 of doubleheader
Drew Ferguson, OF, Lancaster
4-4, 2 2B, solo HR (8), 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB (26); go-ahead RBI 2B in 8th
Scott Weathersby, RHP, Lancaster
W (4-5, 5-5 season) 3 IP, 2 H (solo HR), ER, 6 K
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David Schmidt, RHP, Quad Cities
3.1 IP, 2 H, 6 K
Ralph Garza Jr., RHP, Quad Cities
W (4-4), 2 IP, H, 2 K
Dexture McCall, 1B, Quad Cities
2-4, 2 solo HR (7), 3 RBI
Kristian Trompiz, IF, Quad Cities
3-5, 2-R HR (2), 3 RBI; walk-off RBI single in 11th
Myles Straw, OF, Quad Cities
4-5, 2 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 R