Sacramento 12, Fresno 10
W- Joan Gregorio (5-8)
L- Eury De La Rosa (0-2)
S- Tyler Rogers (1)
Fresno home runs: Jon Singleton (19, solo in 2nd), Tyler White (13, solo in 3rd), Danny Worth (10, solo in 4th), D.J. Fisher (4, 20 season; 3-run in 9th)
The Grizzlies nearly came back in a game that they trailed 6-0 after 1.5 innings and 12-4 heading into the 9th, but the 9th inning rally fell just short.
Jon Singleton put Fresno on the board with a solo homer in the 2nd inning. Tyler White and Danny Worth also launched solo homers in the 3rd and the 4th, respectively. D.J. Fisher hit a sac fly in the 6th and added an RBI single to his ledger in the 8th.
Two walks and an error loaded the bases for Colin Moran in the 9th inning, and he came through with a 2-run single. Singleton grounded into a force out that erased Moran from the basepaths, but he was able to reach and advanced to 2nd on defensive indifference. Fisher whacked a 3-run home run to cut the deficit to 2 runs, but one batter later, Jack Mayfield grounded out to end the game.
Fisher (3-R HR, 5 RBI), Worth (solo HR, 2 R), and Jon Kemmer (2 2B, 2 R) all finished with 2 hits in the game, while Moran went 3-5 with the 2-run single and scored a run.
Eury De La Rosa went 1.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 inherited runners charged to him) on 4 hits and walked 1. Chris Cotton was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen, and he was out there the longest. In 2.2 innings, he allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits (2-run homer) and walked 2. Aaron West allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 2 in the 5th. Albert Minnis was next, and he recorded a strikeout over 2 perfect innings. Reymin Guduan pitched the 8th inning and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 2, and Jandel Gustave retired the side in order in the 9th inning; he got 3 groundball outs.
David Paulino will start game 3 of this series. He'll take on Ty Blach at 7:05 Pacific.
Midland 5, Corpus Christi 2 in 11 innings
W- Jake Sanchez (7-5)
L- Kyle Smith (3-7)
S- Lou Trivino (1)
CC home runs: J.D. Davis (19, solo in 2nd)
The Hooks stayed alive by scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game, but the Hounds quickly broke the tie with 3 in the top of the 11th, and Corpus couldn't mount a response.
J.D. Davis opened the scoring with a solo home run in the 2nd inning. Drew Ferguson led off the 10th with a double and scored the other Hooks run on an error following a fielder's choice hit by James Ramsay. Davis and Ferguson had two hits apiece in this game.
Trent Thornton went 7 innings, and the one run he allowed came on a solo home run hit by J.P. Sportman in the 4th inning. He allowed 4 other hits and struck out 7. Michael Freeman got a strikeout in a 1-2-3 8th inning. Kyle Smith pitched 2+ innings and allowed 4 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 4 hits (solo homer in 10th) and struck out 4. Jacob Dorris took ownership of the 11th, and while he struck out 2 and did not allow any runs of his own, the two runners that he inherited from Smith both scored on a double, which was the only hit that he allowed.
In the series finale, Francis Martes will face Brandon Mann. First pitch is at 7:05.
High Desert 6, Lancaster 2
W- Matt Milroy (3-0)
L- Alex Winkelman (0-4, 5-6 season)
Lancaster home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (6, 9 season; 2-run in 1st)
The JetHawks had a nice start, but they were kept off the scoreboard for the final 8 innings.
Osvaldo Duarte's 2-run homer in the 1st was Lancaster's only scoring play and their only extra-base hit of the game. Trent Woodward finished 2-3.
Brock Dykxhoorn went 6 innings, and the 2 runs he allowed came on a homer hit by Jose Cardona. He allowed 4 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Alex Winkelman pitched 2 innings and allowed 4 runs (all in the 8th) on 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 1. Scott Weathersby walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.
Tonight, the JetHawks will begin a 3-game weekend series in Modesto. Elieser Hernandez will face Ryan Castellani at 7:05 Pacific.
Cedar Rapids 12, Quad Cities 2
W- Lachlan Wells (6-3)
L- Hector Perez (2-1, 4-1 season)
QC home runs: None.
The Banditos were swept out of Cedar Rapids to finish up a disastrous series. They were outscored 21-4 in this series and head back home on a 6-game losing streak.
Kristian Trompiz scored Quad Cities' first run on a wild pitch in the 8th, and Jake Rogers ripped an RBI double in the 9th inning, Hector Roa went 2-4; he doubled and scored on Rogers' hit.
Hector Perez went 3.1 innings and allowed 7 runs (4 earned, 3 inherited runners charged to him) on 5 hits, walked 4, and struck out 5. Adam Whitt was the first man out; he pitched 2.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Sebastian Kessay allowed a hit and struck out 3; he inherited 2 runners from Whitt, and one of them scored.
Enrique Chavez will start the first of a 4-game series with Wisconsin at 7:00. He'll be opposed by Jordan Yamamoto.
Tri-City 4, Auburn 3
W- Howie Brey (1-1)
L- Carlos Acevedo (2-4)
S- Austin Nicely (1)
TC home runs: None.
The ValleyCats picked up a crucial series win to give them some momentum for the home stretch.
Ryan Hartman pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 1. Howie Brey allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 1 in the 5th inning, and Austin Nicely pitched the final 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out 1.
Rodrigo Ayarza singled to lead off the 4th and scored the first run of the game on a double from Carmen Benedetti. Ronnie Dawson brought Benedetti home with an RBI single. Benedetti added an RBI single to his ledger in the 5th, and Ayarza hit an RBI single in the 7th. Benedetti (2B, 2 RBI, R) and Marcos Almonte (SB) both finished 2-5, while Ayarza went 3-5 with 2 stolen bases (2). Almonte now has 5 stolen bases with Tri-City and 13 on the season.
Tonight, Tri-City will begin a 3-game series with Lowell at 7:00 Eastern. Jorge Alcala will make his Tri-City debut, and he'll take on Darwinzon Hernandez.
Greeneville 10, Danville 5
W- Devon Carr (2-3)
L- Jeremy Walker (3-2)
Greeneville home runs: Frankeny Fernandez (4, solo in 7th)
A 6-run 4th inning propelled the Appy Astros to the win on Thursday.
Stijn van der Meer singled to lead off the bottom of the 1st, advanced to 2nd on a passed ball, and scored the first run of the evening on a double from Abraham Toro. Troy Sieber followed with an RBI double of his own.
Carlos Machado led off the big 4th inning with a single, and Chaz Pal joined him on the bases with a single. Oscar Campos laid down a sacrifice bunt to move them over, and Machado ended up scoring on a wild pitch. Pal moved to 3rd and came home on a van der Meer single. Van der Meer stole 2nd, and Frankeny Fernandez joined him on the bases after getting plunked. Fernandez got forced out, but Toro took his spot, and Sieber drew a walk to load the bases for Reiny Beltre, who promptly cleared them with a triple. Toro added a sac fly to his line in the 5th, and Fernandez whacked a solo homer in the 7th inning.
Van der Meer (RBI, 2 R, SB), Toro (2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB), Sieber (2 2B, RBI, 2 R), and Machado (R, SB) all finished with 2 hits in the game.
Ben Smith went 2 innings and allowed a run on a pop-fly single, walked 3, and struck out 1. Devon Carr followed by striking out 3 over 3 perfect innings. Cristian Javier allowed a run on a sac fly in the 6th, walked 2, and struck out 2; one of his strikeout victims reached base. Dariel Aquino got the final out of the 6th with a strikeout and pitched the 7th inning, where he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and walked 2. Lucas Williams pitched the final 2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits.
In the series finale, Jorge Guzman will face Jhon Martinez. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.
GCL Mets 5, GCL Astros 2
W- Nicolas Debora (5-2)
L- César Rosado (3-3, 3-4 season)
GCL home runs: None.
The Mets took control with a 3-run 6th inning.
Jose Benjamin opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 4th inning. Nestor Muriel hit an RBI groundout in the 9th for the other GCL Astros run. Gilberto Celestino finished 2-3 with a run scored and 3 stolen bases (6, 15 season). Benjamin also had 2 hits, and he stole 2 bases on the day, giving him 5 with the Kissimmee Stros and 13 on the season.
Felipe Tejada walked 2 and struck out 2 over 3 scoreless innings. César Rosado also pitched 3 innings, but he allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Hansel Paulino allowed a run on 2 hits in 2 innings, and Ian Hardman allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 2 in the 9th.
Jose Benjamin, OF, GCL Astros: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SB (5, 13 season)
Carmen Benedetti, 1B/OF, Tri-City
2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Rodrigo Ayarza, UTIL, Tri-City
3-5, RBI, R, 2 SB (2)
Ryan Hartman, LHP, Tri-City
4 IP, 2 H, K
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Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B, Greeneville
2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB (1)
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Devon Carr, LHP, Greeneville
W (2-3), 3 IP, 3 K
Trent Thornton, RHP, Corpus Christi
7 IP, 5 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 7 K
Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
3-5, 2 RBI, R
Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
2-3, 3-R HR (4, 20 season), 5 RBI