Forrest Wall’s second season in the California League is off to a bit of a better start than his first. Wall is up to a .299 batting average after a 2-for-4 performance in Lancaster’s 4-3 win on Monday night.
Wall hit a solo home run to lead off a three run seventh inning for the JetHawks, his third of the season, and continues to show an improvement at the plate in his repeat High-A year.
Wall’s prospect shine wore off after a rough 2016 but the Rockies moving him to center field and around the infield to make sure he gets ABs shows they still believe in the 21-year-old as a future contributor.
Lancaster was also aided by a Brian Mundell home run and a two run single from Wes Rogers to give them a second straight one run victory. The JetHawks improved to 12-13 with the win.
Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:
Raimel Tapia (No.4 PuRP): 2-for-6, RBI
Rosell Herrera: 2-for-3, 3 BB
Harrison Musgrave (No.25 PuRP): 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 K
Ryan Castellani (No.9 PuRP): 51⁄3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 K
Josh Fuentes: 1-for-3, BB
Forrest Wall (No. 15 PuRP): 2-for-4, HR, RBI
Brian Mundell: 1-for-3, HR, 2 R
Craig Schlitter: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 K
Triple-A Albuquerque: TBD vs. El Paso
Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop (2-2, 3.42 ERA) vs. Portland
Single-A Advanced: Trey Killian (3-0, 4.15 ERA) vs. Inland Empire
Single-A Asheville: Bryan Baker (0-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. Greenville