Las Vegas 4, Fresno 2
W- Kyle Regnault (1-0)
L- Edison Frias (0-1)
S- Paul Sewald (1)
Fresno home runs: None.
The Grizzlies had to settle for the split after Vegas put a couple of runs across to break a 2-2 tie.
Fresno's two runs both came in the 2nd as Tyler White hit a one-out single and came around to score on a triple from Jon Kemmer. Reid Brignac followed with an RBI double. White finished 3-4 and has recorded at least one hit in all 8 of his starts this season. Tony Kemp finished 2-5 to extend his hitting streak to 8 as well; in six of those games, he's recorded two hits.
Edison Frias went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walked 5 (one intentionally), and struck out 1. Tyson Perez allowed a hit and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless innings, and Jordan Jankowski worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 8th.
Brian Holmes will get the start as Fresno begins a 3-game series in Salt Lake City. First pitch is at 6:35 Mountain.
Corpus Christi 5, Arkansas 4
W- Dean Deetz (2-0)
L- Peter Tago (0-1)
S- Ryan Thompson (2)
CC home runs: None.
Corpus scored 3 in the bottom of the 8th to steal this game from the Travs.
Drew Ferguson walked to lead off the bottom of the 1st and he didn't have to wait long to score the game's first run as Ramon Laureano followed by ripping an RBI double. Two batters later, J.D. Davis hit an RBI single. Arkansas scored 4 in the top of the 2nd to take the lead, and then both teams put up 14 consecutive zeroes on the scoreboard until the Hooks mounted their rally in the 8th.
Laureano led off the bottom of the 8th with a double and Jon Singleton joined him on the bases by drawing a walk. A wild pitch allowed the two of them to advance a base, and then J.D. Davis walked to load the bases. Jack Mayfield was the first casualty of the inning, but Jamie Ritchie came through with a 2-run single to tie the game. Mott Hyde walked to reload the bases, and then Alejandro Garcia got plunked to bring in Davis for the go-ahead run. Laureano was the only player in the starting 9+1 with a multi-hit outing; both of his hits were doubles.
Kent Emanuel went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Riley Ferrell worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 5th and struck out 1 in his Texas League debut. Dean Deetz tagged in to throw 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 2. He ran out of gas trying to get the final out, but Ryan Thompson stepped in to pick hm up, getting Brock Hebert to ground into a force out to end the game.
The Hooks and Travelers will wrap up their series tonight at 7:05. Rogelio Armenteros will take on Brett Ash.
Buies Creek 4, Winston-Salem 3
W- Ryan Deemes (1-0)
L- Aaron Bummer (0-2)
S- Franklin Perez (1)
BC home runs: Jason Martin (1, solo in 3rd), Johnny Sewald (1, solo in 6th)
In a season of firsts for the Houston Astros' new Carolina League affiliate, they can add "first road win" to that list.
Jason Martin was essentially the offense in this one... he led off the 3rd with a home run to open up the scoring and added a 2-run single in the 4th. The Dash managed to tie the game with a couple of runs in the bottom of the 4th and one more run in the 5th, but Johnny Sewald put Buies back in front with a solo homer in the 6th. Martin (solo HR, 3 RBI), Anthony Hermelyn, and Pat Porter (R) all finished with two hits on the evening.
Matt Bower went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Ryan Deemes got the final two outs of the 5th via strikeout and allowed a hit that allowed one of Bower's runners to score. Franklin Perez took over the rest of the way and he struck out 2 over 4 perfect innings to get the save.
Yoanys Quiala will face Aron McRee in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 6:30 Eastern.
Quad Cities 2, Kane County 1 in 11 innings
W- Derick Velazquez (1-1)
L- Austin Mason (0-1)
QC home runs: None.
The River Bandits snapped a little 3-game slide by walking off with a win on Friday night.
Ronnie Dawson singled to lead off the 3rd. He proceeded to steal 2nd and scored the first run of the evening on a double from Jake Rogers. Kane County scored their run in the 5th, and then 12 consecutive zeroes were posted on the scoreboard. It didn't take long for the Banditos to win it; Rogers led off the inning by reaching on an error that allowed him to advance to 2nd and Randy César sent the crowd at Modern Woodmen Park home happy with a single.
A high pitch count knocked Brett Adcock out of the game early again, but there's no doubt that he's been incredibly effective to open the year. In 4.1 innings, Adcock allowed a run, which was an inherited runner charged to him, on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 8. Erasmo Pinales was the first man out of the Banditos bullpen and in 3.2 innings, he allowed 2 hits and fanned 6. Derick Velazquez pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.
Edgardo Sandoval will start the series finale. He'll face Ryan Atkinson at 1:15.
All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.
These three came through with what eventually turned out to be game-winning plays for their teams:
Randy César's photo taken by Bryan Green
Alejandro Garcia's photo from MiLB.com
Randy César, 3B, Quad Cities: Walk-off RBI single in 11th
Johnny Sewald, OF, Buies Creek: Go-ahead solo HR (1) in 6th
Alejandro Garcia, OF, Corpus Christi: Go-ahead RBI HBP with bases loaded in 8th
Brett Adcock's photo from MiLB.com
Quad Cities pitchers: W 2-1 vs. Kane County (11 innings)
Brett Adcock: 4.1 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Erasmo Pinales: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 6 K
Derick Velazquez: W (1-1), 3 IP, 2 H, BB, K
Jason Martin, OF, Buies Creek
2-5, solo HR (1), 3 RBI
Franklin Perez, RHP, Buies Creek
Save (1), 4 IP, 2 K
Dean Deetz, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (2-0), 3.2 IP, H, 2 K