Reno 5, Fresno 2
W- Frank Duncan (1-0)
L- Reymin Guduan (0-1)
S- Enrique Burgos (1)
Fresno home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (2, solo in 1st), Tyler White (1, solo in 7th)
The wheels fell off late for the Grizzlies bullpen.
Francis Martes had a nice AAA debut as he allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3 over 5 shutout innings. He had to work his way out of trouble a few times but managed to emerge unscathed. Dayan Diaz threw a 1-2-3 6th inning. Reymin Guduan got two outs in the 7th, both via strikeout, but the Aces knocked him around to the tune of 5 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 5 hits. Jordan Jankowski got the final out of the 7th, but not before allowing a 2-run double that allowed the runners he inherited from Guduan to score. Jared Mortensen allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over the final 2 innings.
The Grizzlies' two runs came on the two solo shots you see above. Teoscar Hernandez went 2-3 and also stole his first base of the season.
Fresno will hit the road for the first time this season. Their first stop is Las Vegas for four games. Keegan Yuhl will face Adam Wilk in game 1. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 3, Northwest Arkansas 2
W- Josh James (1-0)
L- Corey Ray (0-1)
S- Kevin Comer (1)
CC home runs: Jack Mayfield (1, solo in 1st)
A 5th-inning run broke a 2-2 tie in the Hooks' favor, and Josh James had a nice outing out of the bullpen.
Brock Dykxhoorn pitched 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Josh James allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in his 4 innings of work, and Kevin Comer worked around a hit in the 9th to close it out, striking out 1.
Jack Mayfield opened the scoring with a solo homer in the 1st. Alejandro Garcia added an RBI single later in the inning. Ramon Laureano drove in what turned out to be the winning run with a groundout in the 5th.
Cy Sneed takes on Zach Lovvorn in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05.
Buies Creek 3, Myrtle Beach 2
W- Yoanys Quiala (1-0)
L- Casey Bloomquist (0-1)
S- Riley Ferrell (2)
BC home runs: None.
The Buies Creek Astros are still on pace for an undefeated season as Yoanys Quiala and Riley Ferrell simply had their way with the Pelicans.
Framber Valdez had a weird, but alright outing. He went 4 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs. a single, walked 4, and struck out 6 in 4 innings. Myrtle Beach scored their first run on a wild pitch in the 1st and the other run scored following a poor throw from Osvaldo Duarte in the 4th. Quiala allowed just one hit and struck out 8 in his 4 innings; he struck out two in every inning. Ferrell struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to earn the save.
Both teams scored a run in the 1st and the 4th innings; Christian Correa put the Astros on the board with an RBI double in the 1st and Ryne Birk added an RBI single in the 4th. Johnny Sewald doubled to lead off the 5th and scored on a Jason Martin single. Birk also stole his 2nd base of the season.
Elieser Hernandez will take on Adbert Alzolay in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.
Quad Cities and Peoria was postponed
Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for today with the first game starting at 5:00. Forrest Whitley will start it off against Steven Farinaro, and in game 2, Hector Perez will face John Kilichowski,
All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.
Yoanys Quiala and Riley Ferrell, RHPs, Buies Creek
Quiala: W (1-0), 4 IP, H, 8 K
Ferrell: Save (2), IP, 2 K
Francis Martes, RHP, Fresno
5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Fresno
2-3, solo HR (2), SB (1)
Josh James, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (1-0), 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K