AAA - Colorado Springs: W 2-0, L 10-7 (57-71)
Samuel Deduno was terrific on Saturday, as he tossed six inning of one-hit ball, allowing four walks but striking out seven and inducing ten groundouts compared to no flyouts. Franklin Morales pitched two scoreless frames to pick up the save. OFs Jay Payton and Matt Miller drove in the only two runs of the ballgame.
Chaz Roe was unable to duplicate Deduno's outing on Sunday, as he allowed four runs on ten hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out just one. Despite all of that, the Sky Sox had the leading heading into the eighth inning, but Taylor Buchholz was unable to hold it and Andrew Johnston let the game totally get away after allowing three runs in the ninth. SS Chris Nelson doubled and walked twice, while 2B Kaz Matsui, OF Chris Frey, and 1B Brad Eldred had two hits apiece.
AA - Tulsa: L 5-3, W 5-4 (60-64)
Keith Weiser was done in by the long ball on Saturday, as he allowed three of them in six innings of work and took the loss. OFs Anthony Jackson (3-for-4 with a double and a walk) and Charlie Blackmon (2-for-4 with a homer) led the Drillers' offense.
Tulsa won in walk-off fashion yesterday as Bronson Sardinha doubled home the winning runs in the bottom of the ninth. Greg Reynolds threw 100 pitches in an eight-inning outing, allowing three earned runs on nine hits. He only had one strikeout, but he walked just one batter as well. In addition, he maintained a better than 2-to-1 GO/FO ratio. Bruce Billings pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the victory. OFs Scott Beerer (2-for-4 with a homer) and Michael Mitchell (3-for-4) paced Tulsa's bats.
A (Advanced) - Modesto: L 5-2, W 5-3 (65-60)
Parker Frazier started Saturday's game and took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks in five innings. The bullpen did a nice job of keeping Modesto in the game, as Alan DeRatt and Isaiah Froneberger combined to pitch four innings of one-hit ball while racking up seven Ks. SS Thomas Field had two hits, while C Dustin Garneau tripled and drove in two runs.
Ethan Hollingsworth picked up the win yesterday by going seven innings and allowing just a run on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Casey Weathers struck out the side around two walks in a scoreless eighth. OFs Tim Wheeler (2-for-4, 2 runs, triple) and James Cesario (2-for-4, 2 RBI), along with 1B Ben Paulsen (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and DH Mike Zuanich (2-for-4, 2B) all stood out offensively for the Nuts.
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A - Asheville: W 8-7, W 9-4 (63-61)
The Tourists scored two runs in the ninth - one on an error and the other on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Joey Wong - to win Saturday's game. Nicholas Schnaitmann pitched pretty well in six innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out three and posting a GO/FO ratio of 11-to-3. Leuris Gomez (one hit, three Ks) cleaned house in two innings of relief. OFs Orlando Sandoval (2-for-5, RBI) and Delta Cleary Jr. (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) led Asheville's offense.
The recently-promoted Chad Bettis made his first start with Asheville yesterday, and the end result was very, very good. Bettis allowed just one run (on a solo homer) on six hits in seven innings while striking out seven against just one walk. OF Avery Barnes and C Dallas Tarleton each had three hits, while Sandoval and SS Carlos Martinez had two apiece. 1B Jared Clark hit his 24th homer of the season, drove in two runs, and walked three times. Cleary Jr. drew three walks, as well.
A (Short Season) - Tri-City: W 4-2 (25-36)
Erik Stavert had another good pitching performance on Saturday, as he struck out eight batters in 6.2 innings while allowing just a run on three hits and three walks. Bradley McAtee closed things out with a scoreless ninth to pick up his fourth save. C Bryce Massanari went 2-for-2 with a walk, a double, and two RBIs, while 3B Dominic Altobelli hit his second homer of the season.
Yesterday's game was postponed and will be made up tonight as part of a doubleheader.
Rookie - Casper: W 3-1, L 5-4 (28-31)
Albert Campos earned the victory on Saturday as he tossed six scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out four. He did not walk anybody. 1B Jordan Ballard and 2B Jose Rivera each had two hits including a double. Rivera drove in two runs.
Yesterday's game saw Tyler Gagnon get charged with a loss despite pitching pretty well. He lasted six innings and struck out eight batters, but was hurt by three solo homers. 1B Blake McDade had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. C Will Swanner also doubled and drove in a run as part of his two-hit day.
Dominican Summer League - DSL Rockies: L 7-2 (37-35)
The DSL Rockies wrapped up their season on Saturday by losing to the DSL Cubs. The Rockies took an early 2-0 lead on RBI hits by C Jose Briceno and OF Julian Yan, but that was about all their offense was able to accomplish. Starter Radhames Valerio went four innings and allowed a run on four hits and a walk. Smit Valera took the loss, as he was tagged for five runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in just a third of an inning.