Fresno 5, Las Vegas 3 in 11 innings
W- Reymin Guduan (1-3, 2-3 season)
L- Josh Smoker (3-2)
S- Jordan Jankowski (3)
Fresno home runs: Colin Moran (7, 2-run in 2nd), Jon Singleton (16, solo in 4th)
The Grizzlies started off a new series with an extra-inning victory.
In his first start since July 25, 2014, Chris Cotton went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out 3. Albert Minnis pitched 2 innings in his AAA debut, and the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Eric Campbell in the 6th. Minnis allowed one other hit, walked 2, and fanned 2. Reymin Guduan allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 over 3 scoreless innings, and Jordan Jankowski struck out the side in order to get the save.
Colin Moran opened the scoring with a 2-run home run in the 2nd inning, and after Vegas tied the game with 2 runs of their own in the 3rd, Jon Singleton launched a solo shot in the 4th. Campbell's homer off Minnis in the 6th tied the game at 3, and that was where the game stood heading into extra innings.
Moran led off the 11th inning with a double, and Tyler Heineman joined him on the bases after hitting a single. Andrew Aplin struck out, but an error allowed Tony Kemp to reach and loaded the bases. Danny Worth went down on strikes, and so it was up to Jon Kemmer, who delivered with a 2-run single to put Fresno in front. Kemmer and Moran (2B, 2-R HR, 2 R) finished with 3 hits apiece, while Worth, Teoscar Hernandez (2B, SB), and Singleton (2B, solo HR, 2 R) all had 2 hits in the game.
The Grizzlies and 51s will play a doubleheader tonight, with game 1 starting at 5:05 Pacific. Brady Rodgers will face Darin Gorski in game 1. Fresno's starter for game 2 is TBA; whoever he is; he'll go up against Seth Lugo.
Corpus Christi 6, San Antonio 2
W- Evan Grills (4-4, 7-5 season)
L- Dinelson Lamet (3-6)
CC home runs: D.J. Fisher (16, grand slam in 5th)
The Hooks only scored in one inning, but that output was enough for them to complete the sweep. In addition, a Hooks starter set a new career high in strikeouts for the second consecutive night.
Evan Grills pitched 7.2 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out a career-high 12 batters. Eric Peterson allowed a hit and struck out 1 over the final 1.1 innings.
Corpus parlayed a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 5th into the 6 runs they put up on Wednesday. Roberto Peña and Tony Nuñez singled to lead off the inning, and Ramon Laureano drew a walk to bring up James Ramsay, who opened the scoring with a walk. J.D. Davis went down on strikes, but Nick Tanielu drew another walk to bring in another run. D.J. Fisher was next, and he promptly cleared the bases with a grand slam. Peña finished 2-4 and was the only player in the Hooks lineup with a multi-hit game. Alejandro Garcia singled and stole 2 bases (6, 12 season).
The Hooks will begin a 4-game series in Midland tonight at 7:00. Brian Holmes returns to the rotation, and he'll take on Joel Seddon.
Lake Elsinore 7, Lancaster 4
W- Jerry Keel (1-0)
L- Rogelio Armenteros (6-3, 6-5 season)
Lancaster home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (4, 7 season; solo in 1st)
The JetHawks ended up dropping 2 of 3 to the Storm.
Osvaldo Duarte fnished 3-4 and led off the bottom of the 1st with a home run. Later in the inning, Bryan Muñiz hit a sac fly. Duarte doubled to lead off the 8th and scored on a Drew Ferguson sac fly. Brooks Marlow went 2-4 and hit an RBI single in the 9th inning.
Rogelio Armenteros went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 6. Kevin McCanna tagged in for 3 innings, and the two runs he allowed were products of solo homers. He allowed two other hits and struck out 1. Alex Winkelman allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and struck out 2 in the 9th inning.
Dean Deetz will start the first of a 4-game series with Modesto. He'll face Ryan Castellani at 6:35 Pacific.
Peoria 6, Quad Cities 1
W- Ronnie Williams (1-0)
L- Matt Bower (4-1, 6-4 season)
QC home runs: None.
A couple of big innings doomed the Banditos in this game.
Ryne Birk's RBI double in the 7th was Quad Cities' only scoring play. Kristian Trompiz and Pat Porter both went 2-4 at the plate.
Matt Bower went 5 innings and allowed 6 runs on 9 hits (2-run and 3-run homers), walked 1, and struck out 5. Zac Person allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 4 over 3 scoreless innings.
In game 2 of this series, Elieser Hernandez will take on Derian Gonzalez. First pitch is at 7:00.
Tri-City 1, Aberdeen 0
W- Austin Nicely (5-1)
L- Steven Klimek (1-3)
S- Nick Hernandez (5)
TC home runs: None.
The ValleyCats dominated on the mound to take the first of 3 from the Ironbirds.
Agapito Barrios, Austin Nicely, and Nick Hernandez combined to throw a 1-hit shutout. Barrios allowed that one hit and struck out 6 over 5 innings. Nicely struck out 2 over 3 perfect innings, and Hernandez threw a 1-2-3 9th to complete the shutout.
Bryan De La Cruz hit a one-out single in the 8th and advanced to 2nd on an error. He moved over to 3rd on an Alex De Goti groundout and scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch. Marcos Almonte and Brauly Mejia both finished 2-4.
Sebastian Kessay will start game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.
Greeneville was off
The Appy Astros will begin a 3-game series against Bristol tonight at 7:00 Eastern. Ben Smith gets the start.
DSL Rays1 6, DSL Astros Blue 4 in 10 innings
W- Jhoanbert Cedeno (1-2)
L- Juan Cuevas (6-4)
S- Reynier Montero (2)
Blue home runs: None.
The Blue team was able to tie the game in the 9th, but the Rays regained control by scoring 2 in the first extra frame.
Carlos Canelon opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Later, Ronny Rafael added an RBI groundout. Nicolás Miranda added a sac fly in the 3rd. Enmanuel Valdez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. The Blue team had an opportunity to extend the game in the 10th inning, but they couldn't capitalize on a bases-loaded, 1 out situation. Valdez had 2 of the 3 hits for the Blue team in this game.
Johsson Arias allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 5 shutout innings. Angel Matos allowed 2 runs on 2 sac flies and walked 2 in the 6th. Jheyson Caraballo went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Juan Cuevas allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 2 in the 10th inning.
DSL Rangers2 5, DSL Astros Orange 4
W- Yerry Rodriguez (3-1)
L- Luis Castro (2-2)
S- Jeuyson Fernandez (3)
Orange home runs: Renaigel Martis (3, solo in 6th)
The Orange team mounted a rally that fell just short.
Renaigel Martis finished 2-5 and hit an RBI double in the 3rd and a solo homer in the 6th. Samir Caraballo hit a 2-run double in the 9th to cut the deficit to 1, but he was stranded at 2nd to end the game. Hector Martinez and Anthony Rodriguez both finished 2-4.
Luis Castro went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 1. Freylin Garcia allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 in a scoreless 6th. Humberto Castellanos allowed a run on a sac fly, a single, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2 innings.
Johsson Arias, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 5 IP, 4 H, BB, K
Renaigel Martis, OF, DSL Astros Orange: 2-5, 2B, solo HR (3), 2 RBI
Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
3-6, go-ahead 2-R single in 11th
Colin Moran, IF, Fresno
3-4, 2B, 2-R HR (7), 2 R
Reymin Guduan, LHP, Fresno
W (1-3, 2-3 season), 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Jordan Jankowski, RHP, Fresno
Save (3), IP, 3 K
Evan Grills, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (4-4, 7-5 season), 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 unearned runs, BB, 12 K (career-high)
Osvaldo Duarte, UTIL, Lancaster
3-4, 2B, solo HR (4, 7 season), 2 R
Zac Person, LHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
Nick Hernandez's photo from MiLB.com
Agapito Barrios, RHP, Austin Nicely, LHP, and Nick Hernandez, RHP, Tri-City
Barrios: 5 IP, H, 6 K
Nicely: W (5-1), 3 IP, 2 K
Hernandez: Save (5), IP