Fresno 4, Sacramento 1
W- César Valdez (6-1)
L- Adalberto Mejia (1-1)
S- James Hoyt (21)
Fresno home runs: Alex Bregman 2 (4, 18 season; 2-run in 3rd, solo in 8th)
Alex Bregman provided the fireworks for Fresno on the 4th. He's not bad at baseball.
Bregman whacked a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning and led off the 8th with another home run. Later in the 8th, Teoscar Hernandez capped off the evening with an RBI triple. Bregman (2 HR), Hernandez (2B, 3B, RBI), and Matt Duffy all finished 2-4 at the plate.
César Valdez allowed a run on 6 hits and struck out 5 in 7 innings. Brendan McCurry allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 8th inning, and James Hoyt struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to record the save.
Brady Rodgers will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Joan Gregorio at 7:05 Pacific.
Tulsa 10, Corpus Christi 2
W- Chase De Jong (9-4)
L- Edison Frias (3-1)
CC home runs: J.D. Davis (13, solo in 2nd)
The Hooks got buried by a late onslaught from the Drillers.
J.D. Davis finished 2-4 and smacked a solo home run in the 2nd inning to open the scoring. Roberto Peña scored the other Hooks run in the 8th inning when D.J. Fisher reached on an error; Fisher was credited with an RBI on the play.
Edison Frias went 6 innings and allowed 3 unearned runs on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Eric Peterson pitched 2.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 5 hits and struck out 1, and Ryan Thompson got the final 2 outs of the 9th, but not before he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and walked 1.
In the series finale, Keegan Yuhl will take on Tim Shibuya. First pitch is at 6:05.
Lancaster 9, Visalia 7
W- Ryan Deemes (3-1, 4-1 season)
L- Jency Solis (1-1)
Lancaster home runs: Johnny Sewald (2, 3 season; solo in 1st)
The JetHawks made a thrilling comeback to snatch the victory from the Rawhide.
Johnny Sewald led off the bottom of the 1st with a home run. Both teams scored 2 in the 2nd; Lancaster's 2 runs scored by way of an RBI single from Brooks Marlow and a sac fly from Drew Ferguson. Visalia took a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the 7th, and that was where the JetHawks started their rally.
Bryan Muñiz ripped a 2-run double in the 7th to cut the Rawhide lead to 7-5. Jamie Ritchie led off the 8th by drawing a walk, and Ferguson joined him on the bases after getting plunked. Sewald came through with an RBI single to make it a one-run game. Tony Nuñez went down on strikes for the 2nd out of the inning, but Bobby Boyd put the JetHawks in the lead with a 2-run single, and Muñiz put the finishing touches on the comeback with an RBI double. Sewald finished 3-4 with 3 runs scored.
Akeem Bostick went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 10 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 4. Kevin Comer and Ryan Deemes both pitched 2 innings; Comer allowed 2 runs on 3 hits (solo homer) and struck out 5, while Deemes allowed a hit and struck out 1.
Brock Dykxhoorn will start game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.
Quad Cities 9, Beloit 1
W- Elieser Hernandez (4-2, 5-6 season)
L- Michael Murray (3-2)
QC home runs: Kristian Trompiz (1, 2-run in 2nd)
Elieser Hernandez and Makay Nelson joined forces on a 1-hitter as the Banditos cruised to a victory.
Hernandez allowed that hit, walked 1, and struck out 10 over 8 shutout innings. The 10 strikeouts tied a career high for Hernandez; he also struck out 10 for Tri-City on July 4 last year. Beloit spoiled the shutout with a sac fly against Makay Nelson in the 9th. Nelson issued a walk to Edwin Diaz, who scored on the sac fly.
Dex McCall opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning. In the 2nd, Kristian Trompiz smacked his first home run of the year, a 2-run homer. Myles Straw hit an RBI single in the 4th, and Anthony Hermelyn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 7th inning. Quad Cities turned this one into a laugher in the 8th as they tacked on 4 more runs: Trompiz ripped an RBI triple, McCall chipped in with a 2-run single, and Hermelyn capped off the scoring with an RBI double.
Straw (RBI, 2 R) and Connor Goedert (2B, 3 R) both finished 3-4, while Trompiz (2B, HR, 3 RBI), McCall (3 RBI), and Osvaldo Duarte (BB, R) had 2 hits in the game.
In game 2 of this series, Jose Luis Hernandez will face Dustin Hurlbutt. First pitch is at 7.
State College 9, Tri-City 7
W- Steven Farinaro (2-0)
L- Kevin Hill (0-1)
S- Eric Carter (2)
TC home runs: None.
Both teams had 15 hits in the game, but the Spikes topped the ValleyCats in the column that matters the most.
Tri-City responded to State College's 3-run top of the 1st by capitalizing on a bases-loaded, no out situation in the bottom of the inning, turning it into 4 runs. Stephen Wrenn ripped a 2-run double, and Randy César followed with a 2-run single. The Spikes responded to that outburst with 2 runs in the 2nd inning, and that turned out to be the difference. Ryne Birk hit a 2-run single in the 6th inning, and in the 8th, Alex DeGoti grounded into a fielder's choice that allowed Brauly Mejia to score.
César and Chuckie Robinson both finished 3-4, while Birk and Wrenn had 2 hits apiece.
Kevin Hill allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (solo homer) in 2 innings. Austin Nicely was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen, and the 2 runs he allowed in his 4 innings came on solo homers. Nicely allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 2. Chris Cotton walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 7th inning. Josue Uribe got 2 outs in the 8th and allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits and walked 1. Nick Hernandez allowed 2 hits and walked 2 in 1.1 innings.
Ryan Hartman will start game 2 of this series, He'll face Ronnie Williams at 7:00 Eastern.
Kingsport 7, Greeneville 3
W- Ronald Guedez (1-0)
L- Devon Carr (0-1)
Greeneville home runs: Miguelangel Sierra (4, solo in 3rd)
The K-Mets seized control of this game by scoring 5 runs in the top of the 8th.
Tyler Wolfe put Greeneville on the board with an RBI groundout in the 2nd inning, and Miguelangel Sierra whacked a solo homer in the 3rd. Chaz Pal added an RBI groundout in the 7th. Jonathan Arauz finished 2-4.
Patrick Sandoval went 4.2 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Diogenes Almengo was the first man out, and he allowed a run on a wild pitch, a single, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings. The 8th inning turned out to be a nightmare for Devon Carr, as he allowed 5 runs while only getting 1 out in the inning. Lucas Williams stopped the bleeding by getting the final 2 outs of the inning. Williams, who issued a walk in his 1.2 innings, also threw a scoreless 9th.
The last game of this series will be in Kingsport. Nathan Thompson will take on Jordan Humphreys at 7:00 Eastern.
DSL Astros Blue 2, DSL Athletics 1
W- Jheyson Caraballo (2-0)
L- Jose Mora (0-2)
S- Johsson Arias (4)
Blue home runs: None.
Nicolás Miranda opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Angel Tejeda had the other 2 hits for the Blue team, one of which was an RBI single in the 4th.
Jheyson Caraballo allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 5 shutout innings. Yeremi Ceballos threw 1.1 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 3, and fanning 2, and Johsson Arias allowed an unearned run, a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1.
DSL Phillies2 6, DSL Astros Orange 3
W- Adrian Acosta (3-0)
L- Asael Uribe (1-2)
S- Luis Ramirez (5)
Orange home runs: None.
Enmanuel Valdez smacked a 2-run triple in the 1st inning. Ramiro Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch in the 5th inning. The other 2 hits belonged to Gilberto Celestino.
Asael Uribe went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and struck out 2. Willy Collado allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 2 innings, and Miguel Matos allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 1 in 3 innings.
Johnny Sewald, OF, Lancaster
3-4, solo HR (2, 3 season), 2 RBI, 3 R
Alex Bregman, SS, Fresno
2-4, 2 HR (4, 18 season), 3 RBI
Kristian Trompiz, SS, Quad Cities
2-4, 3B, 2-R HR (1), 3 RBI
César Valdez, RHP, Fresno
W (6-1), 7 IP, 6 H, ER, 5 K
Elieser Hernandez, RHP, Quad Cities
W (4-2, 5-6 season), 8 IP, H, BB, 10 K (tied career high)