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Colorado Rockies prospects: Tyler Nevin hits first professional home run in Grand Junction win

The Rockies' Pioneer League affiliate was one of just two teams in Colorado's farm system to emerge victorious on Monday.

Tyler Nevin
Tyler Nevin
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Triple-A - Reno Aces 6, Albuquerque Isotopes 5

Reno Walks Off Topes 6-5 In Series Opener | Albuquerque Isotopes News
The Albuquerque Isotopes (43-53) belted a trio of home runs, including an inside-the-park homer from Roger Bernadina, but the Reno Aces (45-51) scored thee runs in each the eighth and ninth innings to beat the Isotopes 6-5 in come-from-behind fashion. Right-handed pitcher Boone Whiting tossed 6.2 innings of shutout ball for the Isotopes.

Isotopes first baseman Kyle Parker (No. 11 PuRP) was 3-for-5 with a home run and a pair of runs scored while shortstop Trevor Story (No.8 PuRP) also homered in the loss.

Double-A - Binghampton Mets 3, New Britain Rock Cats 2

Seeing Doubles, B-Mets Win Fourth Straight | Binghamton Mets News
Pat Valaika took Lugo deep in the first inning, but New Britain failed to build off the momentum. The B-Mets righty responded by retiring nine of the next ten Rock Cats he faced, scattering a pair of singles over three scoreless innings.

The Rock Cats got a solid outing on the mound from Shane Carle, who allowed three runs on five hits in eight innings, and a pinch-hit single from David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP), but came up short against Binghampton.

High-A - Lake Elsinore Storm 7, Modesto Nuts 6

Late Error Drops Nuts in 7-6 Loss | Modesto Nuts News
With the game tied in the top of the ninth, Sam Moll (L, 0-1) recorded the first two outs before Marcus Davis collected a single. Ryan Miller followed and dribbled a ball down the third base line. Moll picked it up with his bare hand and threw it down the right field line to allow Davis to score the go-ahead run for the Storm (38-56, 7-17).

Corey Dickerson was 2-for-5 in the second game of his rehab stint in Modesto and Nuts third baseman Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP) was 4-for-4 with a two-run home run in the loss.

Low-A - Asheville Tourists 3, Greenville Drive 2

Polanco Pitches a Complete Game as T's Beat Drive 3-2 | Asheville Tourists News
The Tourists offense broke through in the sixth. Max George led off the inning with a double and two batters later Dom Nunez tied the game with a Home Run to right. Asheville added two more hits in the inning but could not capture the lead.

Asheville starter Carlos Polanco allowed just two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in a complete game, helping to preserve the bullpen and lead the Tourists to a win.

Short-Season A - Spokane Indians 8, Boise Hawks 3

Offense Evaporates as Hawks Fall 8-3 | Boise Hawks News
Hamlet Marte slapped two singles with an RBI but it was not enough as the Hawks dropped their second consecutive game to the Spokane Indians on Monday night by a score of 8-3.

David Hill, the Rockies fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft, made his professional debut, allowing three runs in two innings of relief work in the Hawks' loss.

Rookie - Grand Junction Rockies 6, Billings Mustangs 4

Bullpen saves day in win over Mustangs | Grand Junction Rockies News
Grand Junction took the lead before an out was recorded. Mylz Jones started the game with a single and after he stole second, Brendan Rodgers singled him in. After the Rockies scored an unearned run in the second, Tyler Nevin hit a 2-run homer, the first of his career, to make it a 4-0 game. Jensen Park singled home the Rockies fifth run of the night in the seventh, while Chris Rabago singled home Nevin to make it a 2-run game again in the ninth.

Rockies starter Javier Medina, the team's third round pick in 2015, pitched four shutout innings in the win. You can watch Nevin's third inning home run here.

DSL - DSL Dodgers 11, DSL Rockies 4
Shortstop Pedro Gonzalez was 2-for-4 in the loss, as the Rockies committed four errors and allowed six unearned runs to drop an 11-4 decision to the Dodgers.