Iowa 6, Fresno 4
W- Gerardo Concepcion (2-3)
L- Brendan McCurry (1-1, 3-5 season)
S- Spencer Patton (11)
Fresno home runs: Danny Worth (9, solo in 1st)
The Grizzlies managed to tie the game with 3 runs in the 6th... only to see the Cubs re-take the lead with a homer in the 7th.
Fresno was held to just 4 hits in this game; Danny Worth's solo homer in the 1st opened the scoring. In the 6th inning, Colin Moran led off with a single, and then Worth and Jon Kemmer drew walks to join him on the bases. Max Stassi drew a walk to bring in Moran. Jon Singleton followed with a sac fly, and Alejandro Garcia added an RBI single. Garcia finished 2-4 on the night.
Brad Peacock went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 7. Brendan McCurry was the first man out, and the two runs he allowed in his 2.1 innings came on a home run hit by Tim Federowicz in the 7th inning. McCurry allowed 2 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Jordan Jankowski struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th inning.
Tonight, the Grizzlies will begin a 4-game series with Omaha, and Keegan Yuhl will get the start. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi was off
For the final time in 2016, the Hooks will embark on their tour of Arkansas. In the first leg of this tour, they'll start a 3-game series with Northwest Arkansas tonight at 7:05. Evan Grills will take on Ashton Goudeau.
High Desert 8, Lancaster 5
W- Collin Wiles (3-7)
L- Josh James (9-4)
S- Clayton Cook (1)
Lancaster home runs: Myles Straw (1, led off game), Jason Martin (19, 2-run in 1st), Marc Wik (4, solo in 6th)
Both teams scored 3 runs in the 1st, but the JetHawks were largely quiet afterwards.
4 of Lancaster's 5 runs in this game scored on home runs. Myles Straw led off the game with his first home run as a pro. Later in the 1st inning, Jason Martin launched a 2-run homer. Johnny Sewald hit an RBI single in the 8th inning. Straw and Wik both finished 2-4 on the evening.
Josh James allowed 5 runs on 10 hits (solo homer), walked 4, and struck out 4 in 5.2 innings. Scott Weathersby pitched the final 2.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 2.
Game 2 of this series will start at 7:05 Pacific.
Clinton 9, Quad Cities 3
W- Pedro Vasquez (2-2)
L- Yoanys Quiala (2-9)
QC home runs: Hector Roa (4, 2-run in 2nd), Anthony Hermelyn (4, solo in 2nd)
The Banditos had a 3-run 2nd inning.... unfortunately, that was the only inning in which they scored. The LumberKings finished this game on a 9-0 run.
Hector Roa opened the scoring with a 2-run homer, and Anthony Hermelyn followed by whacking a solo homer. Spencer Johnson and Ryne Birk both went 2-4.
Yoanys Quiala went 2.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (4 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Zac Person tagged in for 4 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1; he inherited a bases-loaded situation from Quiala, and one of the runners scored. Juan Carlos Santos pitched 1.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and fanned 4.
Agapito Barrios will start game 2 of this series. He'll take on Pablo Lopez at 6:30.
Tri-City is on its All-Star break
The New York-Penn League All-Star game will take place tonight in Wappingers Falls, New York. First pitch is 5:35 Eastern. RHP Enrique Chavez, C Chuckie Robinson, and 1B Taylor Jones will represent the ValleyCats.
Kingsport 5, Greeneville 4
W- Jose Carlos Medina (2-1)
L- Jorge Guzman (0-2, 1-3 season)
Greeneville home runs: None.
The Appy Astros walked off with a loss to drop the Kingsport portion of the series.
Connor MacDonald put Greeneville on the board with an RBI single in the 4th inning. Reiny Beltre hit a one-out double in the 5th and wound up scoring on a passed ball to give Greeneville the lead. The K-Mets responded with 2 in the bottom of the 5th to regain the lead, but the Appy Astros scored 2 of their own in the 6th to go back in front. Frankeny Fernandez hit a one-out single, stole his way to 3rd, and scored on a wild pitch. Ray Henderson, who was at bat at the time, followed by ripping an RBI double. Henderson finished 2-4 on the night; after his two steals, Fernandez now has 13 on the year.
Carlos Sanabria went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Jorge Guzman went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 7; the winning run scored with 2 outs in the 9th.
The series finale is just underway in Greeneville. Patrick Sandoval is taking on Sixto Torres.
GCL Mets 3, GCL Astros 1
W- Jose Geraldo (1-0)
L- Leovanny Rodriguez (2-5, 3-5 season)
S- Ezequiel Zabaleta (1)
GCL home runs: None.
Both teams scored in the 2nd inning, but the Kissimmee Stros couldn't muster up any more runs. Wilson Amador's RBI single was it for them. Edgar Lorenzo finished 2-4.
Leovanny Rodriguez went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and struck out 4. Enoli Paredes struck out 2 over 3 perfect innings, and Dariel Aquino allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2 innings.
DSL Astros Orange 6, DSL Rangers2 2
W- Maikel Sepulveda (2-0)
L- Juan Castillo (2-4)
Orange home runs: None.
A 3-run 6th inning tipped the scales in the Orange team's favor.
Yordan Alvarez opened the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st inning. Jose Carrillo drove in another run with a groundout in the 5th inning. The Orange team got RBI singles from Ramiro Rodriguez, Renaigel Martis, and Kendy Moya in the 6th, and Ramiro grounded into a force out that allowed Ronaldo Urdaneta to score in the 7th inning. Moya went 2-3 with a double and a run scored.
Maikel Sepulveda went 5 innings and allowed an unearned run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Asael Uribe waas the first man out of the bullpen, and he allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2. The one hit that Christian Mejias allowed in the 8th was a solo home run to Stanley Martinez. He walked 2 and struck out 1. Freylin Garcia struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.
Maikel Sepulveda, LHP, DSL Astros Orange: W (2-0), 5 IP, 4 H, unearned run, BB, 3 K
Zac Person, LHP, Quad Cities
4 IP, 2 H, BB, K
Myles Straw, OF, Lancaster
2-4, solo HR (1), 2 R; first pro HR
Marc Wik, UTIL, Lancaster
2-4, solo HR (4); 3rd consecutive game with HR
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Ray Henderson, C, Greeneville
2-4, 2B, RBI
Photo by Bryan Green
Enoli Paredes, RHP, GCL Astros
3 IP, 2 K